Preparations And Pricing
When determining an amount to sell your home be reasonable about the price you set. It’s always be better to establish a fair market value with the help from your agent rather than setting a price you might think your home is worth. If you price it too high, your home may stay on the market too long because it is either being beat out by the competition or potential buyers may think that something is wrong with it. A mistake that many homeowners have to be aware of is the possibility of getting caught chasing the market down. When this happens you may end up selling it for less than what you could have gotten if you had started out with a realistic asking price. It’s better to have buyers bidding up your price than having to lower it!
We all know first impressions are the most important. This is particularly critical when it comes to curb appeal. Many buyers will drive up to your house and will make a decision immediately on the exterior condition of the house. Once you decide to sell your home it’s imperative to get your home in “showing and selling” condition. Cleaning up the backyard, mowing and edging the lawn and maybe even planting some flowers will go a long way in presentation. Having your home look uncluttered and some fresh new paint - both inside and outside, will impact how quickly it sells and the price the buyer is willing to pay. These are simple inexpensive cosmetic things that can be done that will get people out of their cars when driving up that will help attract buyers. Other important items that would be wise to do prior to listing (many buyers will look for this) is a clear termite inspection report and roof certification. Ask me how i can help you with this.