So you’ve decided to sell your home. If you’re a first-time seller, you’re probably worrying about the myriad steps involved in the process. That’s okay. These things can be learned. And your concern only means that you want to do things right. Putting your home on the market is a big deal after all. To help quell some of your worries so you move forward with confidence and ease, here are five home selling points to remember.
- Make Sure You’re Emotionally Ready
Your finances and personal situation may say that you’re in a great position to sell your home, but what about emotionally? Are you really ready to let go of the place that bore witness to your fondest memories? Too many owners who want to sell their home but aren’t quite ready to let go of it have a tougher time going through the process. It may also take longer than usual if sellers opt for stricter contingencies on the real estate contract or refuse to entertain counteroffers. A meeting with a qualified real estate agent will help you understand if you are indeed ready to sell from every perspective that matters.
- Learn a Little Bit about Your Local Real Estate Market
It helps to know how your local real estate market is currently doing and the possible directions that the market can take in the next few years. This is critical if you’re looking to sell your house. Get to know your local real estate market a little better by asking how much homes like yours go for, how long they stay on the market on average, and when would be the best time to sell your home. A savvy real estate agent can be a great resource for these types of information.
- Prepare Your Home for Selling
If your home is looking a little worse for wear, chances are, you’re not going to see the money that you want to make when you sell it. Don’t list your house as is. Bump up your asking price by making your home move-in ready. This means replacing damaged tiles, fixing leaky faucets, enhancing aesthetics like painting worn surfaces, decluttering, and upping curb appeal. This is also a great time to make your home look as neutral so buyers can imagine themselves living in it.
- Price Your Home Competitively
Pricing your home right is the key to selling your home fast. This is when a little local real estate knowledge becomes useful. You’ll need to do comparable sales, otherwise known as comparative market analysis, so you’ll arrive at an amount that’s more or less at fair market value. You certainly don’t want to overprice your home, as this can result in the property staying longer on the market to the point where it becomes stale and less desirable to potential buyers. A local real estate agent can help you price your home competitively.
- Work with a Good Real Estate Agent
Partnering with a professional real estate agent from the moment you decide to sell your home takes a load off your shoulders. Find an agent who takes time to answer your questions and listen to your needs. A good agent knows how to market your home well enough to match it with potential buyers who will value your property as much as you do.
Real estate agents Paul and Kamron have helped many home sellers just like you. As experts helping homeowners in the Denver Metro and Boulder County, CO areas achieve a successful sale, their years of experience can prove valuable to your home selling journey. Call Paul and Kamran today at 720.232.5842 (Paul) or 303.520.3223 (Kamron) or send an email to Paulwaz(at)me(dotted)com or Kamronwaz(at)me(dotted)com to learn more.