Time To List Your Home – Now What?
January 2, 2019 Written by DigitalRealtyX
The holidays are behind us and everyone is thinking about the New Year. Both potential buyers and sellers are wondering if this might be the right time to make a move. If this is you, and it’s time to list your home for sale, then by utilizing a few simple tips, you can ensure that you sell your home quickly and for the best price and terms.
Find the Right Agent
If you don’t already have an agent in mind, talk to friends, family and neighbors and see who they’ve used. It’s important to find someone familiar with your community. There are also ways to explore online for a good agent. Your agent will be your representative during the process. They will help you find properties to view and manage the sales transaction.
Set the Right Price
Nothing affects the success of a listing more than the right price. Of course you love your home, but when you’re ready to sell, you have to view it objectively. Your agent will help you understand that comparable properties and recent sales prices. You might have the nicest home on the block, but how does this translate into a sales price?
Curb appeal is the buyer’s first impression of your home. Make sure you present a neat, clean and inviting home. Keep the front yard neat and clean. Consider giving your front door a fresh coat of paint and watch for any signs of deferred maintenance.
Showcase Your Home Online
Technology is a home seller’s best friend. Most buyers start their home search online, so it’s important to work with a real estate agent who understands this and has a strong online presence. Load the online listing with high quality photographs and video which urges the potential buyer to linger and fall in love with your home.
Plan For The Move
Now comes the fun part….where are you planning to go? Spend some time exploring your future location. As already mentioned, you can do a lot of legwork online. Your agent can also give you direction. If you plan to move out of the area, ask your agent for a referral to a local agent. They can help you find someone who specializes in the unique needs of relocation buyers.
January is here and it’s time for a fresh start. If that means a new home for you, then take the time to understand the elements of a successful listing and make sure it’s an easy and profitable move for you and your family.