Home Selling Tips
Selling a home can be a stressful and emotionally exhausting process, especially if you lack practical experience on how to effectively market your listing, increase the value of your home, and negotiate a price that’s right for all parties. To ensure your property sells quickly, follow these simple home selling tips, or contact Vahe Zargarian today!
Know What Your Home Is Worth (And Price It Accordingly)
To assess a home’s real estate market value (which may be different than a property’s appraised worth), it’s best to perform a comprehensive Comparable Market Analysis (CMA). This analysis provides sellers with information about what similar homes in the area have sold for, how long these homes remained on the market, and how their sale price compared to the list price. Once a home is properly valued, it’s much easier to price it appropriately.
Enhance Your Home’s Appeal
Because many home buyers decide if they like a home based largely on aesthetic appeal, making small improvements to a property—keeping the lawn well-manicured, trimming the hedges, planting flowers, painting the front door, repairing broken shutters, and replacing the mailbox—can go a long way to increasing the salability of a home. It is also recommended that pet owners remove dog houses, little boxes, or all other dog and cat paraphernalia.
Stage You House Well
Along with making small aesthetic improvements to one’s home, proper staging—that is, make the rooms in a house as appealing as possible—will increase the likelihood that a property is sold quickly and for an optimal price. Along with maintaining flexible showing hours, sellers should consider giving their home a deep cleaning, opening windows to flood rooms with natural light, removing excess family photos, and decluttering as much as possible.
Maximize Your Home’s Exposure
In the real estate market, exposure is key. To ensure each listing reaches as many potential buyers as possible, home sellers should populate their home on all major online portals, including Zillow.com, Trulia.com, Redfin.com, Realtor.com and RealEstate.com, as well as showcase their home on social media outlets, in email blasts, and even through local newspaper ads. When in doubt, contact an experienced real estate agent to help market your listing.
Sell Your Neighborhood
Describing the positive aspects about one’s neighborhood may entice potential buys and serve as a bargaining chip that sellers can use to fetch a better price for their property; don’t neglect to mention things like good school districts, low crime rates, nearby parks, low utility prices, exceptional public services, desirable noise levels, and more. Remember: prospective home buyers are not only purchasing a house, they’re buying into a community.
Hire a Great Real Estate Agent
To simplify and expedite the selling process, homeowners often hire professional real estate agents to assess their property’s market value, make suggestions on how to increase a house’s salability, and negotiate with potential buyers. Experienced Realtors are also able to market a house by taking advantage of their extensive real estate network, placing a home on Multiple Listing Services, sending out targeted email blasts, and hosting open houses.