When it comes to selling your home today, it’s not as easy as it used to be; especially if you are trying to do it with a Realtor. Back in the “good old days”, a real estate agent would be able to sell your home fairly quickly no matter the condition of the market. While buyers are more choosy about each home they look at now, it’s not impossible to sell your home as quickly as possible and for as much money as you want.
The first thing you need to do when trying to sell your home as quickly as possible is to price it correctly. Get a home appraiser and – after checking out your home’s condition – find out what houses in your area are selling for; Pricing your home too high is as bad as Selling it too low. You wouldn’t try selling your car for too much, why put your house up for too little?
Selling your house today is different than selling it in the past because buyers have many choices now. They don’t have the luxury of only having the best of what they want and what they know. Plus they are much more knowledgeable about real estate back in the “good old days”. For the next few years, it’s expected that you’ll have to make some modifications to your home; in the case of being a “GTD”. (cies translate that to mean: Get excellent anywhere you go.) Your home is the place where you’re going to hang your diplomas; your home is where you’re going to spend the rest of your life. The room where you spend time with your most important belongings. Your home is where you build your equity, your future, it’s not just a house.
When it comes to selling your home, you can’t place all the blame on your Realtor. You have to ask yourself as well “why isn’t my home selling for what it could?” and you have to make a few changes:
You can sell your home for a very reasonable price in this market; increasing your asking price by just $100 of your asking price will get you almost 8% more money for your home.
Two ways you can do this is by fixing up your home. Things that you can do that cost you very little but make the house look great is:
The second way that you can improve your home, and therefore increase your asking price, is by making some home improvements. Hire a restaurant design consultant to redo your kitchen. Things that you can do that will end up saving you money on your resale are:
Selling your house quickly is going to require that you price it fairly and accurately to begin with. Remember that “location, location, location” is a real estate mantra that holds true in any sort of housing market. Some homes are more sellable in one neighborhood than in another because of where it is located. If you have to sell your home quickly because of a job transfer, then owning a home in an area near to where you’re going in can become a selling point for you as well. General home improvements to make you home very appealing to buyers are not going to be the difference between selling your home and not selling your home.
If you are looking to sell your home in today’s market it is more important than ever that you get the help of a Realtor to help you get through the process. You still need to educate yourself about the sale of your home but a professional Realtor can help get you through all of the red tape that many sellers are now experiencing.