Many people who want to sell their home dream of a stress-free sell where they only have to list their home, find a qualified buyer quickly, collect money and hand over the keys. This is just but a dream, selling a home involves several steps some you’re in control of while others aren’t in your hands. Here is a list of five steps to effectively market and sell your home.
- Recognize that Every Market is Different.
You can’t compare your town with what is happening miles away. Price your home around the average selling price in the neighborhood. Putting your home on market with $25,000 more than the average selling price is not going to sell. If the home is next to social amenities such as schools the price can be a little higher due to its great demand. To price your home accordingly you get an idea on how homes around you are selling.
Before calling a real estate agent, inspect your home. Fix all the issues the inspector is going to identify. Repairs and other home prep works fasten the selling process. By the time you list your home for selling it will be drama-free hence attracting many buyers.
- Spruce Up Your Space
Prepare your home to receive another owner. Remove all your stuff from the house, this gives the prospective buyers a chance to imagine their stuff in your home. Clear the shelves, tuck away cords and wires and tidy up your outdoor space. You can lose a chance to negotiate if your home isn’t appealing. Lush landscaping, clean entryway, and clean walls can make your home stand out.
- Professional Photographs
After your home is ready and sparkling schedule for a photo shoot. Look for a professional photographer who has a good portfolio and knows how to make rooms appear brighter, bigger and more attractive. The photographer should use drones to capture the aerial view of the home. Attractive photographs will attract more buyers while dim photos will turn them away.
- Hire an Agent
Many homeowners are tempted to avoid broker fees by going for a real estate agent instead of selling their home themselves. In most cases, the agent will ask for 6% of the selling price. Avoiding brokers limits how much your home is exposed to the broadest. If you’re not an experienced seller you may end up breaking laws. Go for an agent who’s in the neighborhood day in day out and an agent who is active. Don’t go for an agent with more listings but few sales.