3 Ways to Ensure You Make Money When Selling Your Wake County Home

Oct 09, 2013

Wake County home salesIt’s the goal of every home seller to get a good return on their investment. But in the market we’ve been seeing over the last couple of years, most home sellers are just happy to break even!

Today, I’m going to share with you three ways in which you can make sure you don’t lose money when you sell your Wake County home.

Listing Your Wake County Home

When it comes to selling your home in Wake County, there are steps you can take to make sure you have a favorable outcome.

First, working with an experienced listing agent can save you money. That’s because these agents are going to have a vast knowledge of the greater real estate market, which is going to help you strategically navigate the market as a seller. On the other hand, working with an inexperienced real estate agent may end up costing you money.

Pricing your home right the first time around can save you money. It may seem counterintuitive but overpricing your house can actually end up costing you money, not earning you money. That’s because home buyers recognize when a home is priced more than it should be. Thus, they avoid that property. When that happens, the home languishes on the market, making it increasingly more unattractive to buy. Eventually the seller is encouraged to lower the asking price to a more reasonable range. But by this time, much time has passed. So to avoid that costly headache, set the right list price the first time around! You can do this by comparing prices of sold homes within the last three months or touring open houses in the area to look for trends. Your real estate agent can also provide valuable input when pricing your home.

Preparing your home for showings can save you money. Just like setting your list price too high, not preparing your home for selling can cost you money. If you don’t clean or stage your home before showings, buyers are not going to be able to appreciate your property’s true beauty and value. This may not only result in low purchase offers – it may result in no purchase offers at all! So take the time to give your home a good cleaning and stage rooms to make them appear larger, brighter and more inviting.

Your Wake County Real Estate Expert!

Hopefully you found the above tips helpful as a prospective Wake County home seller!

For more valuable insight, please contact me, Rachel Kendall, and my team of Wake County real estate experts today!

I’ll be happy to help you at every stage of the process – from pricing your home to attending the final closing!

Until next time,


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