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Exploring The Essential Steps Of Selling Your Home: Part 1

real estateIt’s no secret that moving can be one of the most stressful occasions of a person’s life. However, it can be especially difficult for homeowners, who first must sell their home before relocating. Just like buying a house, the process of selling a home is incredibly complex. Even though 78% of recent buyers found their real estate agent to be a very useful information source, it’s important for homeowners to have some semblance of knowledge before they can even think about adding their home to the real estate listings. Here are some essential steps of the home-selling process.

  • How Much Is My Home Worth? Consider Your Area’s Market
    First, consider the current real estate market in both your geographical area and your specific neighborhood. The real estate market ebbs and flows just like the tides, and understanding the current market is essential to putting your home up for sale at the right time of year and getting as much as you can for it. If you have further doubts, talk to not just one, but multiple industry professionals to develop the most well-rounded and informed sale price.
  • Get An Inspection
    Many homeowners end up waiting too long to get their homes inspected and end up paying the price later — literally. Uninspected homes often get appraised for less because of the serious work that may need to be done on them. Even though buyers will inevitably get the home inspected before sealing the deal, a preemptive inspection can alert homeowners to potential repairs and damages that will affect the sale.
  • Invest In Small, Aesthetic Repairs
    When it’s almost time to put your home on the market, invest in some small but necessary aesthetic updates to increase the value and market visibility of your home. These include giving rooms new coats of paint, pressure washing the outside of the home and porch, cleaning the windows, and replacing lighting. It’s also a good time to invest in small landscaping projects if you have the budget for it. If you’re unsure of other steps that can boost the appeal of your home, take the advice of Eric Tyson, co-author of ‘House Selling for Dummies’: “Maximize your chances of people being excited about your listing when it hits the market.”

Ultimately, taking the time to go through these initial steps will help you sell your home faster and more efficiently. Stay tuned for the next post, where we’ll discuss the next steps to take when selling a house.

Secrets Every Homeowner Should Know When it Comes to Putting up a Home for Sale

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Now that the official start of summer has come and gun, the season of homes for sale has also officially kicked off! While it’s true that you can sell a home at any time of year, summer is the season when things really get hot in terms of home sales. In fact, June is the busiest month for real estate agents to show and sell homes to prospective buyers! So if you haven’t already, now is the prime time to prepare your home for sale if you want to get to sold as soon as possible so you can move onto or into something much better for you.

When it comes to putting up a home for sale, many people assume that it all boils down to luck in terms of how quickly a home sells. And while luck does play a role in how quickly a buyer scoops a home up off the market, a lot of the reason behind this is science and a bit of good old fashioned common sense. If you’re serious about putting a home for sale on the market and want it sold quickly, you have to get serious about knowing the ins and outs of selling home by researching what works, what doesn’t, what’s hot, and what’s not in your area.

Here are some of the best kept secrets when it comes to putting a home up for sale and getting it sold to the right buyer as soon as possible. You can take these tips and customize or modify them in order to better suite your needs.

Make sure the price is actually right

When it comes to pricing their home for sale, many homeowners make the unfortunate mistake of letting their emotions get in the way and price their homes way too high as a result. While it’s understandable feel sentimental about a place you’ve in for quite some time or raised a family, this shouldn’t cloud your judgement when it comes to pricing. Find out exactly how much your home is worth by having it appraised and then reduce that number by 15% to 20% if you’re serious about selling it quickly. You’ll have more prospective buyers than you’ll know what to do with and several bids, even if the bleakest of markets! As a result, they’ll eventually bid up and over the price you initially set and closer to the actual value of the home.

Let there be light and lots of it

Lighting is everything, so make the most of the light in your home by showing it off when it comes selling time. this is especially important for homes in the city, where buyers place great emphasis on natural lighting. In order to show off your home’s natural lighting, get the windows spotless by cleaning them inside and out, dust and update any prehistoric lampshades, increase the wattage of your light bulbs and choose ones that provide soft, warm lighting, trim any bushes or trees in order to let more light in, and choose light, sheer, or no drapery at all. This will make your home for sale appear even brighter, cheerier, and more enticing to prospective buyers and home hunters.

Hide your pets

Dogs, cats, and other critters can be a major turn off for potential home buyers, especially ones that have allergies or simply do not like the thought of an animal getting too comfortable and cozy in a home. After all, pet stains and odors are extremely difficult to remove from carpets and the smell of pet waste can linger long after the originals have left. If you have cats, dogs, or other animals living in your home, do you best to conceal them when it comes time to put the home for sale up and show it to prospective buyers. You may even want to have the in laws pet sit them for the day or send them to a pet daycare.

Turn your home into a house

Buyers want to be able to envision themselves in your house, not your home. Removing some personal touches allows this to happen easily.