If you’re considering selling your home in 2015, you should know that a lot has probably changed in the real estate market since you last sold. Knowing what works today will help you sell your home quickly and for top dollar.
1. Be on the Web!
If you want to get the right kind of buyer activity on your home, you need to have your listing and photos for the internet and mobile devices. A sign in the yard and ad in the paper doesn’t do the trick any more.
2. Be ready to separate your “home” from your “investment.”
Sellers commonly place a higher value on their own home because of their emotional connection. The result: no lookers, no offers, no sale. If you have no showings, the market is telling you something.
3. Don’t just test the market; list your home when you are ready for your move.
What is the market like where you will be going? Have you removed the clutter and tidied up the yard? Is everything fixed that needs it? Are you ready to price your property in line with today’s market conditions?
4. What agent/ firm will you use?
We all appreciate loyalty to past relationships, but when you are selling your most precious asset, you want the best! How is the firm’s web site? Will your agent give honest feedback and stay in touch? Does the office have connections with other firms in other communities? What kind of marketing and staging advice.
5. Make the best impression online.
Be sure to have lots and lots of photos, and satisfy yourself the a prospective buyer can find your property on the many, many web sites featuring real estate.
6. Hire the most respected and best connected real estate firm!
Naturally that’s us! Since 1975 founder John Jones has been helping our neighbors with their real estate dream. Honored as “most knowledgeable Realtor” some years ago in the local Sneak Preview Magazine, and the office honored many times for high productivity and excellence in customer service by Century 21, the most recognized and preferred name in real estate. Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org