Are You Ready to List Your Home?
Selling real estate has grown more complex than it used to be. Forms, contracts, disclosure statements, and a wide range of additional selling procedures have developed over the past decade. The entire home selling process has changed. Buyer’s agents, Realtors who represent the home buyers, are now a common practice in which a Realtor works exclusively for the buyer. While thousands of homes are sold each week, the process for home sellers is not as easy as it was 10 years ago. Surviving in today’s real estate market requires an experienced real estate professional to guide you through, listing, financing, negotiating, and closing.
Preparing to sell your home may start several months before the property is listed for sale. Sellers must determine what needs to be done to prepare the home to be listed. For example: repairs, painting, cleaning, and de-cluttering. Sellers should ask themselves, “If you were buying this home what would you expect to see?” While home improvements are part of getting ready to list your home, you should also ask yourself why you really want to sell. Selling a home is a big undertaking, and you should have a good reason to be selling. Your reason for selling can affect negotiating, sales price, and the budget determined to prepare your home to list. These are all things that should be discussed with your Realtor.
You want to always make sure your property is competitive with the other homes available in the neighborhood. As Realtors, we see numerous homes a day and can provide suggestions that will make your home stand out in today’s real estate marketplace. Contact us today!