Tips for Selling Your Home
Selling your home is one of the biggest and, potentially the most stressful, thing people do in their life. It involves a many-stepped process, and mistakes can be made at any of these steps which could result in not achieving the best possible price for the property. Here are some tips for you to consider if you are selling your home.
The price is right
It’s not surprising that everyone wants to get the best price possible for their home. And just as unsurprising is the fact that the buyer will want to pay the lowest price they can for the property. Researching the local area through online sales and auction results can give you an idea of a sensible price, as asking for too much can deter buyers and draw out the selling process. A local agent will also be able to provide a valuation based on market research, prior sales and their experience.
Unless you are selling a ‘renovator’s delight’, obvious repair issues can be a turn off for potential buyers. Many buyers pay for building reports and often make these a condition of contract, so trying to hide problems can result in lower offers or even a sale falling through. Getting advice from a builder or an agent prior to putting the property on the market can be a good idea.
Dress the address
Again, unless you are going for the ‘renovator’s delight’, you want to present your home in the best possible light. The first steps should be cleaning and de-cluttering and perhaps, some simple redecorating. Many people take this further by ‘staging’ the property but this is an added expense. A good real estate agent can also help you to present your home effectively as they will know what potential clients are looking for in your area.
Home with a view
While it can be time consuming and an inconvenience, you want to have as many people see your home as possible. Online galleries are a great way of doing this, but most people will want a personal viewing to see if the property really suits their needs. While you will have regular times for open house, you may also need to be flexible for second (& even third) viewings.
Who can help?
Finding the right agent can be the most important part of the selling process. A good real estate agent will be working hard to get the best price for your home but they will also give an honest valuation and help ensure the property is marketed effectively.
The team at Amanda Banton Real Estate know the local market and have years of experience in the successful marketing and sales. With exemplary communication skills and a proven track record of successful negotiations, Amanda Banton Real Estate can help you sell your home.