Aug 07, 2013
Every home owner enters the Wake County real estate market with the same hope in mind: To sell their home for a profit and in as little amount of time as possible.
But connecting that hope with reality is where a lot of home owners get lost.
Today, I’m going to provide you with some tips on how you can successfully sell your Wake County home this August.
How to Successfully Navigate the Triangle Real Estate Market as a Seller
Here are 8 tips on howyou can ensure a successful outcome for you and your family on the local housing market:
Choose the right listing agent. You want to work with someone who will effectively represent you and who has a finger on the pulse of the local housing market. That powerhouse of knowledge will ultimately benefit you as a home seller.
Thoroughly prepare your home for sale. Start by cleaning and delcluttering your interior. Next, fix up your home’s curb appeal by mowing the grass, trimming the hedges and picking up any superfluous lawn ornaments. Also make any major repairs before you list your home as buyers are likely to use the need for repairs as a reason to lowball you.
Determine the true value of your home. Many sellers make the mistake of overpricing their home, thinking that they’re giving themselves extra wiggle room for negotiation. In reality, this just turns off home buyers. So take the time to determine what your home is really worth.
Create a marketing plan for your home. An effective plan will include social media, print and digital ads. And it will target the right sub-market of buyers.
Start showing your home. You’re likely to get more showings if you use a lockbox for showings. Open Houses can work as well for attracting buyers if planned just right. And always request buyer feedback as this will give you a better understanding of how buyers are perceiving your home.
Prepare to negotiate. Once you receive a purchase offer, work closely with your agent to determine our next steps. Don’t shy away from a full-price counter offer if you feel confident you’ve priced your home competitively.
Walk through the escrow process with patience and confidence. There’s a lot that happens during escrow, including the inspection, the appraisal and the final loan approval for the buyer. If you go into this period prepared for some bumps in the road, you’re less likely to get stressed out. And if everything goes completely smoothly, it’s a pleasant surprise for you!
Attend the final closing. Title will notify you and your agents as soon as your property deed, deed of trust and reconveyance are recorded in public records. Congratulations on the recent sale of your home!
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Until next time,