It’s no question that right now is a great time to list and sell your home! With limited inventory and a very high buyer demand, it is without a doubt a seller’s market. But, even so, it’s important for sellers to prioritize so that they do not encounter costly mistakes that could cripple their success.
1. PRICE YOUR HOME RIGHT
In this market, it’s common to think that buyers will always pay whatever price is initially set, no questions asked. But, that’s not usually the case. In fact, making sure that your home is fairly priced means that more potential buyers will see your home, creating more offers, bidding wars and a potential increase in the final sale price. Your trusted real estate professional has the tools to help you come up with a fair price that will be attractive to a range of buyers.
2. KEEP YOUR EMOTIONS IN CHECK
When you have lived in a home for a span of time, you are inevitably going to create an emotional connection with every corner of that home. Maybe it was the first home you purchased or where your children grew up and of course, these moments are incredibly special to you. The sentimental value is present and it can be hard to detach from it. A real estate professional can help you separate emotional value from fair market value when negotiating offers.
3. STAGE YOUR HOME PROPERLY
When you are staging your home for photos or an open house, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. Even though your decorations are probably lovely, they may not be everyone’s style. And since your main goal is to sell your home, it’s crucial that your home appeals to the buyer. This mean keeping things simple, removing personal items and photos. Stage, clean and de-clutter so that the buyer has an opportunity to envision themselves in your home. Our team is happy to give you tips on staging and provide hands-on help!