Have you been thinking about putting your house up for sale? First thing you might want to do is make sure that these 3 important steps are considered before your home hits on the local real estate market.
1. Get the Small Repairs & Renovations Completed
Whether it is the half-finished kitchen renovation. The decking or veranda that has been left unpainted. Or the flooring in the bathroom that is in need of being badly repaired. It is good idea to go through your house and complete all small renovations and repairs before getting it listed. Why? When you have your house valued — this determines the selling price of the home in your local real estate market. Having a newly renovated room can help increase the overall home’s value and get you a better asking price.
Interior renovations and new-looking additions bode better during home inspections. While, exterior outdoor facelifts will help increase the curb appeal of the home for open house and showing presentations. Half-finished projects will likely have a negative impact on the value of your property and how quickly you are able to sell it.
2. Get yourself a Pre-Listing Home Inspection
While this is not mandatory, it can be incredibly helpful to you as the current owner to have a pre-listing home inspection. Having a home inspection before you list will give you an overall idea of what is likely to turn up in the inspection that home buyers will conduct when they consider buying your property.
It will also alert you to any red flag problems that will likely be expected to get fixed before new the owners move in and can give you the chance to fix them now before listing your home for sale. Better now than having to do it during the negotiation period.
In addition, if you have a pre-listing inspection and take care of any issues ahead of schedule, this will contribute to better chances of a clean inspection for home buyers and this looks good when it comes to them deciding whether or not to make an offer on your property.
3. Find a REALTOR® that knows the local Real Estate Market
It may sound like an obvious necessity. But many sellers do consider going through with a private home for sale by owner company (FSBO). Rather than working with a real estate agent that knows the local market. While it is an option, it is not advisable for individuals who are inexperienced in selling properties to do it on their own.
If you are looking to get the best asking price while selling your home quickly and efficiently; than working with a real estate agent that is experienced in your local real estate market is the best option. They will determine your home’s true value, can list it for you on the best real estate web sites and send it out to multiple REALTORS®.
Real Estate Agents are trained in dealing with all of the legalities, paperwork and negotiations of the actual sale. Trying to navigate this on your own will not only be challenging and time consuming. You could find yourself with a sale that falls through. Has legal problems. Or worse, finding yourself having to payout extra money instead of making it.
If you are thinking about putting your house up for sale. Than the next course of action is to begin searching out and finding the best REALTOR®. One that you can work with to discuss the steps necessary in getting your house ready to sell.