Deciding to sell your home is a big decision, and it is not typically made overnight. It takes a lot of thought as to where you will go, and if this is something that make sense at this time in your life. When the decision is reached that you will place your home on the market, there are lots of things to consider. It will take planning to ensure you get the most out of your home. Here are some tips to help you get your home listed on the real estate market.

Market Value

What is your home’s market value? Home owners typically have a guesstimate on the value of their home, but that doesn’t mean its close to being right. You can get a good idea of what your home is worth by visiting open houses in your neighborhood, as well as researching current homes on the market.

However, when deciding to sell your home, you need to know your homes true market value. The market value is the price a buyer is willing to pay for a home on the open market. First, it is best to have an agent take a look at your home. Most agents would love the opportunity to meet with you and present a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). The agent will view your home, and then present to you market information that pertains to your home , such as recent sales that are comparable. The agent will then give a market value opinion.

Physical Condition

It is important to view your home differently when you have made the decision to sell it. Set aside the memories and emotional attachments to your home, as these will hinder you from inviting buyers opinions and wants. When you look at your home as a product to sell, it becomes clear that no buyer wants to look at the hot pink room that you painted for your daughter.

These are the things that will need redone before placing your home on the market. You will save yourself a lot of time if you make these changes first. Buyers will not give the home a chance if there are too many flaws that could have been easily taken care of. An agent will be able to guide you to the things that buyers will look at, and what repairs need to be completed.

Competition

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can comfortably place your home on the market. Taking these steps will help you gain the knowledge you need to ensure the sell of your home is a success. You need to ensure your house is comparable to those on the market, so it is important to scope out your competition. This will help you know what other sellers are offering a buyer, and what it will take to sell your home.

Homework

Once you have met with your real estate agent, you will have a to-do list. These will need to be done before the home is listed on the market. These will include repairs, and depending on the extent of repairs, you may have to hire some help. This will help you see which repairs you are willing to make, and which ones are too costly. Your agent will help you prioritize your work.

Deadlines

Its always idea to set time frames for work to be complete. You want to ensure all repairs are complete before the agent takes photos for the listing. Photos are a very important part of selling your home. Therefore, you want your home to look the best it can in the listing photographs.

If your home has been listed on the market for a while, and you still are not seeing results, I can help. I buy homes and have some quick sell options to go over with you. Contact me today to see how I can help you.

 

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