If you’re thinking about selling your home, you probably have a lot of questions. When’s the best time to put your house on the market? Are we in a buyer’s market or a seller’s market? What could my home sell for? Why do some homes sell quickly when others don’t?
Why would you sell your home in today’s market?
A new job, a new baby, a new spouse, a student heading off to college – there are many reasons why people are selling in today’s market.
The timing for you could be just right.
So what’s your reason? Do you want to upgrade your home or reduce your space?
What’s your home really worth?
The Internet can do a lot of things – including give you an estimate of your home’s value. Plug in your address and you can have an estimate.
But do you believe an online estimator actually gives you a true read on what your home is really worth?
Not likely. The fact is the online estimator can’t see your upgrades or that incredible view, much less include them in the calculations.
The biggest mistake a seller makes
The number one mistake sellers make when they list their home for sale is overpricing it.
While certainly you can always lower the asking price if it doesn’t sell, but you’ll actually miss out on buyers, lose opportunities to draw foot traffic, and risk sitting on the market for too long.
The easiest fix: Price your home right from the beginning so it will sell quickly and so that you can get top dollar for your investment.
Make your first impression your best impression
One of the biggest mistakes home sellers make is failing to make sure their property makes a great first impression.
Three ways to spruce up for a sale:
- Invest in fresh paint. It can turn your place from “that house with the pink bathroom” to a closed sale.
- Clear the clutter. Let’s make sure your listing photos make your home look beautiful.
- Fix it up. Little things count: replace broken screens, repair gutters, install new toilet seats.
Contact me today to come out to your property, discuss each of your questions/concerns and provide you with a free, no obligation evaluation based on recent sold comparables in your neighbourhood. We will also review all of your options and discuss what needs to be done to put your home in the best position possible to be sold for the most money, in the least amount of time.