Three basic steps to selling your home are pricing it right, staging it well, and negotiating. Sounds easy, right? Then why is it always such a complicated process? Listen to the experts and you will find out that doing these things well can take time, patience and persistence. Here are some tips that can help.
The little efforts involved in keeping up with painting, landscaping, and minor repairs (to name a few examples) can be a hassle for homeowners. If these tasks are ignored over the years, that will just deplete the worth of the home and end up being something that has to be fixed before the house can actually go on sale.
Don’t rely on your Realtor alone to do all of the advertising for you. In today’s real estate market, you need all the exposure you can get. Take out an ad in the paper, and post to Craigslist. Always refer back to their contact information, but put the word out there yourself to ensure that no one misses out on the property that you have for sale.
Be sure to price your home to sell. Overpricing is a very risky move, that in many cases, does not pay off, especially during the fall. If your home is priced too high, the buyers that might be interested in buying it, will not even consider looking at it. A real estate agent can help you find the perfect listing price for your home.
Windows are an important part of selling your house. Make sure they’re nice and clean both inside and out. If they’re old, try to fix them up with paint or replace them. You’ll also want to make sure the drapes are wide open to allow natural light into the room.
Once your property is listed, you’re going to have a hard time changing things about it, without making it seem like the property isn’t worth the investment. Always make sure that you’re taking care of what you need to beforehand. Read these tips and use them to help you before you decide to sell.