Ever Wonder what you can do to sell your home faster?
Maybe you’ve had your home on the market for a few months or perhaps you are thinking about putting your home on the market soon and just doing your research first (in which case, good for you for being prepared!) There are definitely a few things to consider when
Questions to Ask Yourself (and answer honestly)
1. How fast do I want to move out of this home and onto the next chapter of life?
Selling a home is an exciting time! (Especially if you have the right real estate agent to help keep the process running smoothly) What you need to ask yourself is realistically how quickly do I want to move out of here. That will help you decide your price point, marketing strategy and overall give you a sense of peace knowing what to expect. No one likes to not know what’s coming next (unless it’s a good birthday surprise or fun getaway!) but definitely not when it involves hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. No one want’s surprises! (unless it’s a bidding war above asking price 🙂 ) KNOW the steps you are taking, KNOW the timeframe, BE KEPT UP TO DATE by your agent, and KNOW the agent that you are working with. Interview them, ask them the tough questions, that’s what they are there for.
2. Consider the Carrying Costs
Everyone wants the most money for their home, who doesn’t! It’s something you’ve invested in, cared for and your passionate about it. As a home seller, what you need to consider is whether or not it makes sense for you to set a higher listing price for your property. Sometimes while a homeowner may get a higher “cash” value in their pocket at the end of sale, the carrying costs that they had to pay out of their own pockets during the months it was on the market doesn’t make sense. We have an entire process dedicated to this where we let you chose what makes the most sense for you.
3. Should I put upgrades into my home before I sell?
This is an extremely common question and is really up to you to decide what is best for you. However, assessing the costs of construction, labor and more importantly the headache or upgrading may not make financial sense in the long run (or maybe it will!) Everyone knows that kitchens and bathrooms yield the best return on your investment when upgrading your home. However, there are other little things that you may not be aware of. Contact us and we can show you what the market is demanding and where your home rates.
4. Put Your Business Hat On
Selling a home is an emotional thing. You’ve created memories there, you’ve started and grown your family, all those upgrades were done by you or your spouse. It’s emotional. period. any agent who tells you it’s not is just kidding themselves and you. But what you need to do is step back and look at it on paper. That’s where we come in. We can review your options and consider all the options and timeframes and help you put a plan into place. Our job is to execute that plan to get you the best return.