Selling your home is a big financial and emotional task, which requires lots of planning. So before you decide to put your home on the market, here are four questions to consider.
That’s something people tend to want to know even if they are not planning on moving in the near future.
Many online resources such as Zillow, Yahoo, Trulia, and Realtor.com gather information from our local MLS or from other data feeds. The “problem” with some of this data is that it can be outdated or not accurate. Often, we find homes in an “active” status on some of these sites, when the home is under contract or has sold weeks or even months ago. When calculating the value of a home in an area, it is a good idea to use an experienced real estate agent so that you get current and accurate information pulled from home sales that reflect an accurate picture of your situation.
Let’s face it, properly pricing a home is very important. Placing a home on the market with a “let’s see what happens” attitude or missing the number all together can end up costing a homeowner a lot of time, headache and money. Having a Realtor at your side during the process can be a huge advantage when making key pricing decisions.
Several factors go into determining your home’s market value. These include the condition of the property, square footage, location, amenities, as well as recent comparable property sales. Interested in finding out the value of your home? Call us for a FREE market value at 605 842-3212.
There are several simple, low-cost things you can do to boost the value of your home. These include eliminating clutter, washing windows and walls, and installing higher wattage bulbs to create a brighter environment. Larger projects, like adding bedrooms and renovating kitchens and bathrooms, typically yield more substantial increases in sales price. Staging your home, which helps paint a picture for how buyers will use their new space, can also add value.
The time your home spends on the market depends on several factors, including location, how competitively your home is priced, and how aggressively your home is marketed. Statistics show that if a home is properly priced, an offer should come in within the first 12 showings. If you want to speed up the sales process, don’t underestimate the value of staging. Research shows that well-staged homes can sell up to 32 percent faster than homes that aren’t staged.
A Winner real Realtor can help with all aspects of the selling process, from pricing to marketing to handling the intricacies of closing. An agent will negotiate on your behalf to secure the best price – and quickest sale – possible. Looking for an agent who can help guide you through the selling process? Feel free to contact us!
Shippy Realty is a Winner Realtor that lists, auctions, and sells land, residential, and commercial real estate.
We also provide land management.
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