Listing and Selling a home is more accurately described as Marketing a home and Negotiation the Transaction.  You need a professional Realtor® to serve as your Marketing Consultant in this unique micro market.  These local markets are showing trends unlike those reported as national and state trends. What is actually happening if often different from you might be reported to the press. This neighborhood is performing very differently from the national averages, would you like to know the facts?  Call me to discuss your market.

 

We are currently in a tight housing market, if you need or want to sell your home now, the key will be to make your home and the deal itself more attractive than any other home in the area.

 

If you need to sell your home in this market, price it to sell, obtain an appraisal, so you might know the value of your property from a professional appraiser´s viewpoint.

 

Seek the services of an experienced Realtor®, who has seen many cycles of real estate, their insight will be invaluable to understanding the current real estate cycle.  Realtors® who know the recent sales data in your neighborhood and who have worked the various real estate markets for at least the past 15 years, have a much better understanding on how to assist you to reach your current real estate goals.

 

Some suggestions for preparing your house so it will outsell the competition and your property will be the next house sold are:

 

Hire a home inspector and get everything repaired, so buyers won´t have an excuse not to buy.

 

Clear out all clutter.  Have your home professionally staged, so that it is clutter-free, warm and welcoming.  First impressions do count and you never have a second chance to make that first impression!

 

Provide your Realtor® all the details on the property.  Provide a list of all improvements, upgrades, dates of repairs, unique features and any warranties that will transfer with the home such as roof, furnace, AC, appliances and hot water heater.

 

Improve your curb appeal.  Focus on the yard, plant new colorful flowers, sweep the area of leaves, remove any and all debris, so if the buyer´s drive-by first, they will have a great impression.

 

Advertise that the seller will pay closing costs to the buyer.  Buyers are usually strapped for cash and will welcome the help with their financing.

 

Homes can and will be sold in a slumping market. Sellers need to stand out in front of their competition.  Working with a skilled, creative Realtor® as a team, will provide you the framework for setting realistic goals and lead to getting your house sold!!