Home Selling Advice

Pre-Marketing Checklist -- Preparing Your Home to Sell

We can't stress enough how important it is to get your property in its best possible condition prior to offering it for sale.  Everyone wants to sell their home in the least amount of time at the best possible price, right? 

The simple truth is that homes with great curb appeal and homes that are super clean, well maintained, and have pleasing decor sell faster and for more money than homes that don't measure up.  It doesn't need to cost you a boatload of money . . . just work your way through this checklist to be certain you are presenting your home in its best possible light.

Curb Appeal

  Make sure your lawn is manicured.  Fill in bare spots in your lawn with grass seed, and eliminate as many weeds as possible.

♦  Run the edger along the driveway and sidewalks for a clean line, and keep the driveway and walkways swept or hosed clean.

Pricing Your Home to Sell

The single most important factor to consider when selling a house is the price.  How much is your house worth in today's local real estate market?  

You don't want to overprice your home because you will lose the freshness of the home's appeal after the first two to three weeks of showings. After three weeks, demand and interest wane. On the other hand, if you price it too low you may get less than the true market value. However, homes priced below the market will most likely receive multiple offers, which will then drive up the price to market.

Pricing is all about supply and demand . . . part art and part science.

This is How a Professional Real Estate Agent Prices Your Home

Six Smart Things to Ask Your Real Estate Agent

6 smart things to ask for when selling your homeSix smart things to ask for . . . when you're thinking about selling your home.

 

1.  Will you be totally honest with me?

Most sellers won't think of this question to ask their REALTOR®.  Why?  Sellers don't always want to hear the whole truth.  However, in a market as competitive as this one, the last thing you need to someone wasting your time and money just telling you what you want to hear.  A true professional will give you their honest opinion about every factor that involves the sale of your home.