Top 3 Keys to Selling Your Home
Selling your home is a big decision. The sales process is an emotional one filled with questions. Will potential buyers like your home? Will they make an offer? When will it happen? Where will you go? What if you don’t sell your home before it is time to
The three most important factors are Price, Staging and choosing the right Realtor.
Usually, when people decide to sell their home, they have an idea of how much money it’s worth. But is that idea consistent with current market conditions? How much did houses in your neighbourhood sell for in the past six months? The right Realtor will have a solid grasp on market conditions in both your neighbourhood as well as your price range. A good Realtor will be upfront if you’re asking too much or expecting too little.
Many people spend a weekend vacuuming, dusting and general cleaning prior to that first showing. This is usually not enough. The last thing you want is a potential buyer to perceive your house as a “fixer-upper.” You need to get rid of clutter, clean until the home is spotless and give it a facelift (examples, add a welcome mat, apply fresh coat of paint, display fresh flowers).
Choosing a Realtor
Choose a Realtor that can deliver the results you want. Meet with a couple of Realtors and ask them some questions. Does their marketing and sales plan make sense to you? Does their proposed price and market research resonate with you? Do they appear well organized and professional? Have they given you valuable feedback on staging advice and price considerations? Do they have good systems in plan for each step in the sales process? You should feel comfortable with this person. They need to be honest and trustworthy and present themselves with integrity. If you have successfully integrated all of the above tips, you should have a very successful home selling experience. Enjoy!
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