Selling the home you have lived in for a while may be a tough decision, but with real estate values rising, who would think twice? When you’ve got your mind on selling your property, here are a few things to think about:
- Plan ahead! Maybe it’s not a set decision yet of selling your property, but if there’s a chance… Start planning! Getting a home inspector into your house is a must. You must start the major repairs now because it might take some time. Going to an open house may help, so you have an idea of what you would want to make yours look like to attract the buyers.
- You need a good real estate agent. Do your research. Interview several of them, then pick the one that you think would do his/her best in selling your home. When you think you’ve found a good one, be sure to listen to his advices regarding the selling price of your home, marketing, and how to negotiate. You’re the one who picked him/her after all!
- Make the most out of your sell, but don’t be greedy. Agents who will tell you a offering price that may be too much, may just be trying to get you to pick them, so make sure to go with one who gives an offer price that reasonable. If your buyer is offering you a price higher than you expected, give them something in return as common courtesy, like an earlier move-in date.
- What a lot of people do is renovate their homes before selling and spend tons of money that they won’t even be able to use. Don’t waste your time on renovation, you could just save the money and offer your place at a lower price than what you intended with the renovation. What you could spend a few bucks on before selling is the painting of your house that will most likely appeal to buyers.
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