Jul 02, 2014
Have you ever noticed that when it comes to real estate advice, there is a lot more advice for first-time home buyers than first-time home sellers?
I think that’s a shame. Especially because the first time you sell a home can be just as complicated as the first time you buy a home.
So today, I’m going to share with you some tips on how you can successfully navigate the Wake County real estate market for the first time as a home seller.
Here Are Some Tips for Wake County Home Sellers
Going into the market expecting to lose some money. Too often, home sellers can fall into the trap of being so stubborn on the list price that they let a lot of good home purchase offers pass them by. The truth is that your home is only worth as much as buyers are willing to spend on it. So be prepared to have a frank conversation with your real estate agent about the true value of your home and what is a reasonable list price. Although you may or may not lose money in the end, the good news is that by setting a reasonable list price, you’re more likely to sell your home quickly.
Don’t skimp on promoting your home. The more exposure your home gets on the real estate market, the more likely it is to reach interested and qualified home buyers. So make sure you’re using all forms of media to reach buyers, from Facebook to Twitter, printed fliers to text messages. Promote in any way you can.
Consider throwing in some extras. In order to get your home to stand out on the real estate market, you may consider throwing in some extras, such as the washer and dryer, the backyard furniture or even some help paying closing costs. This will surely attract home buyers willing to write a purchase offer on your property.
Make Buying Your Home Easier. There are some buyers out there who just don’t want to buy a fixer upper. They want all the minor maintenance issues to have already been repaired. Make your house all the more attractive by taking care of those maintenance issues up front, whether it’s a leaky faucet or a creaky door.
Declutter your home. Finally, make sure to give your home a thorough cleaning by not only vacuuming and scrubbing it but also removing any excess junk or clutter. This will make your home much more attractive to home buyers and will likely make it look larger and more aesthetically appealing.
Interested in Receiving More Wake County Home Selling Help?
Then make sure to contact me, Rachel Kendall, and my team of Wake County real estate experts today!
We would be happy to assist you by answering any questions you may have as well as offering you even more practical advice. We are here to help you at every stage of the home selling process in Wake County.
Until next time,