How to Sell Your Home for More
Every homeowner who places their home on the market wants top dollar for it. This is true in every housing economy; therefore, we have some tips that will help you sell your home for top dollar. And, keep-in-mind that despite the current housing market, many homeowners are successfully selling their homes for top dollar.
Price your home aggressively
The most important decision about selling your home is setting the right price for it when you decide to sell. Pricing too high will price yourself out of the market. Go too low and you leave money on the table. One powerful technique besides getting the assistance of a real estate professional is to spend the day looking at your competition’s homes. This will make it easier to see the world through a buyers’ eyes. You will have to be honest but tough with yourself. Compare your property to the competition and decide what would be the best value for buyers in your market.
Hire a Listing Agent
Not all agents are equal so you’ll need someone that is very aggressive and who has the resources and time to research the market. Talk to neighbors, friends and colleagues about who they would use or have used for home selling or home buying in the past. Interview a number of agents before making the decision as to who to hire. Also, you should agree on a specific documented marketing plan before signing a long term listing agreement.
Curb Appeal and Home Staging
Buyers need to be emotionally invested in your home. So, to do this you will need to build on the best first impression. Begin on the outside of your home to improve your home’s curb appeal first. Plant fresh flowers, remove weeds and clean up the exterior with paint, if needed. When it comes to the interior of your home, inside in each room create a focal point with a story. A set dining table, a book by the bed, a game in the kids’ room are all simple staging strategies.
Offer Pre-Paid Incentives
There are a number of incentives to reach the buyer that have narrowed down their choices to two or three. You can offer to buy the interest rate down on the purchase price, pay closing cost, pay for inspections or repairs, and provide allowances or credits for home upgrades after closing. Many sellers these days are offering to prepay for golf club membership fees, internet services for a year, taxes or homeowner association fees.
Pre-Inspection is a Must
Sellers do pre-inspections to provide the buyers with a clear whole home inspection. Other inspections include pest and dry rot inspections. Anything discovered in the inspection should be disclosed to the buyer even if you have it fixed. This will help prevent long negotiations with them later. It’s cheaper and better overall if you do this in advance of placing the home on the market.
Working on your behalf as single party brokers, we offer guidance that will help you make knowledgeable decisions in either buyer or seller situations. So, when you’re ready to become a homeowner or sell your property, contact Tulsa Realtors® Tom and Bev Herring. Or, visit their website at: TomAndBev.info.