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4 Questions to Ask Before Selling A Home

Selling your home is a big financial decision which requires lots of planning and can take it toll emotionally. So before you decide to put your home on the market, here are four questions to consider. 

1) What's my home worth?

Several factors go into determining your home’s market value. These include the condition of the property, square footage, location, amenities, as well as recent comparable property sales.

For a snapshot of your home’s current value, you can enter your address into a free online value estimator tool. But, truth be told, these aren't very accurate. So, to get a better idea just give me a call or, your local Realtor®, and they'll pull what we call a Comparative Market Analysis. 

2) How can you sell at the highest price possible?

There are several simple, low-cost things you can do to boost the value of your home. These include eliminating clutter, washing windows and walls, and installing the highest wattage light bulbs to create a brighter environment.

However, you'll most likely need to spend some money on minor repairs and upgrades. You'll want to consider painting your walls, replacing outdated lighting and plumbing fixtures, and be sure to return all items to a fully functional state.

Be careful when considering larger projects, like adding bedrooms and renovating kitchens and bathrooms, as these typically don't have a positive return on investment.

Staging your home, will help buyer see how the space feels when furnished and almost always results in a higher sales price. 

But, the real trick, is to aggressively price the home then use digital marketing techniques to get it in front of the most possible buyers. This will give you the best chance of receiving multiple offers which would drive up the sales price.

3) How long will my home be on the market?

The time your home spends on the market depends on several factors, including location, how competitively your home is priced, and how aggressively your home is marketed. Statistics show that if a home is properly priced, an offer should come in within the first 12 showings.

If you want to speed up the sales process, don’t underestimate the value of staging. Research shows that well-staged homes can sell up to 32 percent faster than homes that aren’t staged.

4) How can an agent help?

A real estate agent can help with all aspects of the selling process, from pricing to marketing to handling the intricacies of closing. An agent will negotiate on your behalf to secure the best price - and quickest sale - possible.

Looking for an agent who can help guide you through the selling process? Feel free to contact us!

If you're planning to sell your home be sure to head over to the Sellers page on my website to learn all about my listing package and benefits. Then, give me a call or schedule your own appointment at a time that works best for you.


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