Top 4 Tips for First-Time Home Sellers 4 MINUTE READ
Selling a home is very different from buying a home, it typically centers on what listing agents like to call maximizing profit potential. Here are our 4 top tips for your first real estate sell:
1. Price Your Home Accurately Price your home accurately. For this, you should enlist the help of a reputable listing agent. You'll fare much better if you select an experienced real estate agent who sells a fair number of listings, like a professional from our team.
Your agent will analyze comparable sales and prepare an estimate of value often called a CMA, for comparative market analysis
2. Stage your Home! Ask your agent to advise you on preparing your home for
sale. Most homes show better with about half of the furniture
removed. If a buyer walks in the door and wonders if anybody
lives in the house, you've done your job correctly. Consider
home staging to boost your selling power and appeal.
Painting is the single most effective improvement you can
make. Don't let scraps on the walls make your home reflect
3. Be Flexible with Home Showings Be flexible with showings. If home showings are too much of an imposition, consider going away the first weekend your home is on the market. Yes, it can feel a bit intrusive to allow strangers to trek through your home and check out your soft-closing drawers in the kitchen. The best way to sell your home is to let a buyer inside with their buyer's agent to tour in peace and quiet. Leave the house when buyer's agents show up. Anything you say can and will be used against you, plus, buyer's agents prefer to show without interference.
4. Insist on Professional Photography Of course, if you have hired a top listing agent, your agent most likely already provides professional photos. It's not enough to just get the angle right in the photo, the most popular photos are rich in color and depth. Ask to approve the virtual tour or photo tour before it publishes.