Tips for Sellers

The best way to make sure your home sells quickly and at the highest price possible is to educate yourself about the selling process and understand the factors that determine if your property will sell. The selling of your home involves a tremendous investment, both monetarily and emotionally. The purpose of this page is to provide you with some tips to help you make the right decisions during the course of selling your home.

Staging The Interior And Exterior

The appearance of your home is crucial and staging the interior and exterior of your home will reap huge rewards.  Homes that have fresh paint, immaculate landscaping, and are clutter free tend to sale for more money.

Beat The Competition With Condition

As an individual homeowner, the way you can compete is on condition.  Get as many needed repairs done before you go on the market.  Also, make sure that the little nicks and scratches, doorknobs that don’t work, and wonky handles are all repaired before you start showing your home.

Get Real About Pricing

Today’s buyers are very educated about the comparable sales in the area, which heavily influence the fair market value of your home.  So, get real about pricing.   To make your home competitive, have your broker or agent get you the sales prices of the three most similar homes that have sold in your area in the last month or so, then try to go 10-15% below that when you set your home’s list price.  The homes that look like a great deal are the ones that get the most visits from buyers and, on occasion, even receive multiple offers

Know Your Competition

It is important to know your competition and how your home compares.   Work with your broker or agent to get educated about the price, type of sale and condition of the other homes your home is up against.   Homes that don’t get shown don’t get sold so access is essential.  Make your home convenient and easy to show.

Get Professional Help

Your home is likely to represent one of the largest investments in your life. In order to make sure the selling process goes smoothly you need specialized guidance.  The right agent will understand and can explain the factors that determine how quickly and at what price your home will sell.