My top 3 tips I learned when selling my own home and how to sell your home for the most money!
This summer, I put myself through the process I have personally put my clients through time and time again — I put my own home on the market. I began to think about what makes a home sell and not only that, but what can we do as homeowners to get the most amount of money out of the sale of our home. After I completed the process, I looked back and came up with my top three ways to get top dollar from the sale of your home —
- LOOK FOR RED FLAGS — Go through your home top to bottom. That small leak under your bathroom sink? Fix it. The chip in the paint in the kitchen? Paint it. Look for items to improve before your home goes under contract and an inspector points out items to fix
- STAGE IT – It is proven that professionally staged homes seller faster and for more money. Take model homes for example, when you walk into one, it looks and feels like you could call it home yourself, why? Because a professional stager came in and transformed the residence into a home with their designer eye and touches. Walking into a home and seeing yourself living there comfortable in your mind is that feeling that makes buyers have to have that home! We always hear the same reasons for not using a stager – it’s too expensive, why shouldn’t my furniture make the cut, we’ll just clean up, etc. Sure, you can sell your home without staging, but if you want to make the most money from the sale of your home, I would call the stager before showings begin! The Strange Team has trusted, professional stagers as a part of their team and offer consultations to our clients.
- KNOW THE MARKET – As an agent, it’s my job to watch, study and analyze the market. Most agents when they list a home do the 3 P’s – Put in MLS, Place a sign in the yard, Pray it sells. I say take it two steps further and include price watching. Keep up with the newer homes coming onto the market (there are more and more every week!). Pricing your home 10% under fair market value gives you an extra edge. A lower price will bring in more traffic, every buyer in the marketplace will perceive it as an extremely high value which results in MULTIPLE OFFERS and sometimes a bidding war. By only being 10% under, your home is still considered competitive with the other homes on the market in your neighborhood.
3.5 Bonus: PROSPECT — Don’t wait for buyers – hire an agent that actively seeks buyer’s for your home! These agents representing buyers spend their days searching for the perfect home for their clients. The Strange Team has two buyer agents that work closely with our listing team to see if the homes we have listed are a perfect match for their buyers.
What makes the whole process worth it, beside the fact that you have a new place to make your own? Getting the most bang for your buck, so to speak.. These tips will help you get the most money for the value of your home, and I can help further! Myself and my team are master negotiators and will negotiate the best price and terms for you. Contact The Strange Team today to find out how the changing market has increased the value of your home, even in the last year alone!
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