So you are thinking about selling, and want to make sure you get top dollar. Even in a fast-paced sellers market, you still need to have a plan before putting the for sale sign in the yard. Here are a few tips that are that just might put your property over the edge:
1. Price your home correctly from the start.
When you want top dollar, it is best to have the right price the day your house goes onto the market. Theres nothing wrong with listing your home on the high side of fair value, however, overpricing your home so that there is "room to negotiate" can backfire. The more you overprice, the fewer buyers will come to see it. Today's buyers are educated and have all the data in their hands with the internet. They know if a home is overpriced and will wait until the price drops to see it or make an offer.
2. Help buyers fall in love with your home by preparing it.
Your goal is for buyers to feel at home from the moment they step inside. This can be done through depersonalizing and decluttering your home and lightly staging it. It is crucial that buyers can envision themselves living in your home, and your stuff can sometimes make that difficult. Dont forget to deep clean everything as well! There is a reason people love new construction. No one wants to move into your filth.
3. Have a pre-listing home inspection done.
By doing so, you can get ahead of issues a buyer might find in the home and repair them, or disclose them and price your home more accurately based on its condition. This greatly and reduces the likelihood a deal will fall through.
4. Hire an aggressive agent.
Not all agents are created equal! Take the time to research the market, talk to friends, neighbors, and colleagues about who they recommend, and interview multiple agents before making a decision. (hint i can help! )
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