Selling your home is an important financial decision. Here are some common steps and tips that can make it easier.
Tip No. 1. Price the home right. One main reason some homes don’t sell is that they are overpriced. Look at your home from a buyer’s perspective and base your price on comparable sales of homes sold in your area within the last few months. Buyers don’t want to overpay and will move on to the next available property. If a house is priced well, you’ll have a successful outcome.
Tip No. 2. Prepare your home for a great first impression. The most important thing you can do to show your house is to de-clutter. Cleaning, doing minor repairs and staging it right will give you an advantage and it has proven very valuable. If you want to have a good first impression online, remember to show good photos. Potential buyers need to imagine themselves there and find that the home fits their needs.
Tip No. 3. Be flexible and available to show your home. The more you show the home the faster it sells. Keep your property available to potential buyers through open houses and having flexible showing hours. Always try having it “show-ready” or at least available. Work smoothly with your Realtor to accommodate any prospects. You never know if that one person is going to be your buyer.
Tip No. 4. Keep an open mind for negotiations and reply immediately to purchase offers. Buyers can be annoyed if they are made to wait too long for the seller’s decision to accept or counter offer. There is the possibility of you receiving multiple offers. You want to be ready to counter-offer, even if an offer is much lower than you expected, you will divert non-serious buyers. Have a positive attitude towards negotiations and let your agent be your guide.