Selling your home can feel like a daunting task, especially in the year 2020, where the effects of the coronavirus pandemic have had a huge impact on many people’s income. While this is so, there are basic principles sellers should follow to make selling a home as seamless as possible.
Firstly, you can opt to sell your home privately, but that often comes with many hassles that can be avoided by enlisting a qualified realtor. The benefits of enlisting a realtor are: they have expertise about the local market, they can help you easily find potential buyers and they have insight on how property contracts work.
Finding a qualified realtor involves doing a lot of online research. Your realtor should be knowledgeable about the market, have a proven track record and have a real estate license. It’s easy to pick a realtor that you know or were recommended, but your best bet is to do your due diligence and interview a couple of realtors to find the best fit.
As you prepare to sell your home, you may also be looking to purchase a new one. This is where the importance of pre-qualification comes in. Make sure you work with a mortgage professional to get pre-qualified for a new home so that you aren’t scrambling at the last minute should you receive an offer from a buyer.
When selling your home, keep in mind that your selling price should reflect its current market value. Sellers are often emotionally attach
ed to their homes and because of this, some may overprice their property. Overpricing your home can keep your home on the market longer than intended and drive potential buyers away. Added to that, when overpriced homes eventually sell, they usually sell below the agent’s recommended price. This is why it’s important to take into account your agent’s recommended selling price. Not only will it attract potential buyers, but it will be satisfactory to you as well.
Another tip to ensure that your home sells is to pre-inspect your property. Although pre-inspection isn’t compulsory, it can make you aware of any issues your home may have. This can aid you in being transparent and factoring any defects into your selling price, which saves time and money as there’ll be no need to negotiate the selling price based on defects. In addition to this, a pre-inspection can give you an opportunity to make the necessary repairs to your home before putting it on the market.
After you’ve enlisted a qualified realtor and selected a selling price that is reflective of the market, your next step is to stage a home sale. Doing this requires you to clean, declutter, and depersonalize your space. This means putting away any items that could potentially distract people from focusing on the beauty of your home. Say goodbye to your Italy themed décor and opt for a minimalist and classic look instead. Your personal photos and belongings will have to be put away too. This will allow potential buyers to visualize themselves living in your home.
Lastly, hiring a professional real estate photographer to take pictures of your home is important when you’re selling your home. Taking pictures may look simple, but only a professional photographer knows how to accentuate your home’s beauty to attract potential buyers.
With the right realtor to guide you through the process, selling your home is an achievable goal. Consider pre-qualifying for a new home, ensuring that your home is realistically priced, factoring flaws into your selling price, staging a home sale and
posting professional pictures so that you can put your best foot forward.
If you have any further questions about selling your home, I am your Local Realtor® who is knowledgeable and can guide you throughout this entire process. For more information, please don't hesitate to contact me any way you wish, my info is below.
Pilar Fernandez, Owner Licensed Real Estate Broker
Six Star Realty Group Direct: (407) 777-7006
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