Spring is just around the corner! This means the real estate market will get hot very soon. There will be more buyers looking for homes and more sellers trying hard to sell houses before the next school year starts. So, if you’re looking to sell your house this spring, you have to stay ahead of the competition. You can do this by prepping your home and starting your selling process as soon as you know you want to sell your house this year!
Why Start Early?
By starting your selling process now, you can clean up your house, make any repairs you know need to be done, and get it listed at the very start of the spring season. This will give you an edge over other sellers; when they were still trying to make repairs, clean, and prep their house for sale, you will be ready for open houses and inviting buyers for showings and property inspection!
Now let’s go through the best tips to know for selling your home this spring.
Hire an Experienced Realtor
We’re sure you have heard this before, but choosing the right professional Realtor whose selling strategies meet your desires right from the start is really important! A local Realtor with strong knowledge of your area and local market is necessary to properly market and sell your home. A skilled Realtor can get you better marketing, important house repair and staging tips, and ultimately better price for your house. Don’t be afraid to meet with multiple Realtors at the beginning of this process to find a Realtor you’ll be happy to work with while you sell your house.
Complete Home Repairs
Repair the things that are important and you just haven’t gotten around to, and make the house look more presentable by decreasing clutter. An important thing is to focus on while making repairs is the interior of your home. Use the knowledge of your Realtor. They can give you insights on which things to fix and which things to leave. That sink that drips constantly into the basin can come back as a repair request from a buyer during their home inspection, and painting over that neon orange wall can make your home much calmer and more appealing to buyers. However, if you feel your kitchen is outdated and not how you would want to buy a kitchen, how you would remodel it may not be what a prospective buyer would want out of a brand new kitchen, and you may not make the money you invested into the remodel back at sale!
Start Early Marketing
You need to start marketing as soon as your home is listed to attract buyers. Talk with your Realtor about marketing and what you would like done to promote your home, and they can market your home across social media, through postcard mailers, emails and phone calls to other local realtors that have buyers seeking a home like yours.
Additionally, it is important to have great photos of your home for marketing purposes. When your Realtor schedules to take pictures of your home, make sure your house is in the best possible shape, clean, and free of clutter!
Price it Right
You have to set a price that would attract the most buyers and achieve a great selling price for you. You don’t want buyers to steer away from the home and be discouraged from making an offer because of overpricing. To price your home properly, have your Realtor discuss recently sold homes that are similar to yours in your area with you, listen to their suggestions on competitive pricing, and make an informed decision.
As you may have already realized, a Realtor is very involved with selling your home. A great and experienced Realtor is a vital part of a successful sale. Contact a local Realtor to discuss selling your home, and meet with them to see if your visions and goals in marketing and sale price match. Once you find the right Realtor, you can sell your house and know that all of the major and invisible details will be taken care of!
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