7 Ways to SABOTAGE the Sale of Your Home.
Knowing how much homes in your neighborhood have sold for gives you a good idea
of how much you should list your home for. Overpricing can leave your home on the
market for longer than anticipated, putting things on hold. We keep track of the
neighborhood statistics for you, so you’ll always be up to date.
Pass home inspection with flying colors! Appraisers are human, too and can be
swayed by how pristine your home looks. Low cost updates throughout your home,
especially in the kitchen, bathroom, family room and the overall curb appeal, can
boost your appraisal. Be sure to keep a record of all major home renovations!
First impressions are long lasting. You may be blind to your home’s disorganization but it will be the first thing a buyer will notice. When a buyer is serious about a home, they will want to see every inch of it. Don’t forget to clear out closets, drawers, and all those small places where clutter can build up.
When most home buyers begin their search online, photos are your home’s first
impression. Instead of using your iPhone, we hire a professional photographer to
show your house on it’s “best” day. Professionally staging your home paints a
picture for potential buyers, which is a service we’re happy to offer.
Most sellers don’t work with realtors who have a strong online presence. When
you sell with us, we make sure your home gains maximum exposure to potential
buyers. Our website and email blasts, coupled with our use of targeted Facebook
marketing, allows our properties to reach thousands.
Some think selling a home on their own is easy, but at the end of the day, you’ll need
the help of an expert. Not only will we provide invaluable market insight, but we’ll
help through all the paperwork and negotiate for you. Homes also tend to sell for more
when working with a realtor. (According to NAR, FSBOs accounted for 8% of home
sales in 2016. The typical FSBO home sold for $190,000 compared to $249,000
for agent-assisted home sales.)
Cold feet or a change of heart? This is one area where sellers have minimal control,
and most of the responsibility is on the buyer. Some need to make a big purchase
right before closing, which can cause their loan to fall through. Some things are out
of your control… but we’re here to ensure everything in our control goes smoothly.