The springtime is known to be one of the best times to put your home up for sale. However, it’s important to be prepared for all of the hard work involved in putting your home up for sale. Whether you’ve sold several homes or you’ve never sold a home before, here are some questions to ask yourself so you’re prepared for selling in the coming season.
Do You Know The Market?
The neighborhood you live in and the buying market you’re dealing with are important factors in how your home is going to sell, so you’ll need to know a little about both when determining your ideal price. By looking through the listings in the area and seeing what homes like yours have sold for, you may be able to give yourself a range for the offers you can expect.
How Will You Sell It?
One of the added benefits of social media is that you can use sites like Facebook and Twitter to announce your home sale and even highlight its best features. While this may make selling seem much easier, you’ll still need to make sure you have good photography that captures your home and a website where homebuyers can learn more details. Be aware that while these items may seem easy enough, it can take a lot of time to manage these details on your own.
Are You Prepared To Negotiate?
It’s a good feeling to get an offer on your home, but in all likelihood it will be less than what you’re expecting and this means engaging in the art of negotiation. According to the National Association of Realtors, those who sell their home on their own generally get 10-20% less than those who utilize an agent, so it’s important to be comfortable negotiating before you dive in.
Before you decide to sell your home on your own, it’s worth appraising your skills to determine if it will be worth the time and effort you’ll have to put in. If you have doubts, it can be a better financial decision to engage the help of an agent. Give me a call to get your home sold quickly, for the most money the market will allow – J.P. Cook – 602-320-4253.