There are many reasons to sell a home. Maybe you need a bigger space because your family is growing, or maybe you need a smaller space because the kids have all grown up and moved out. Maybe you got a job in another city or state and it’s time to move on.
Whatever your reasons for moving are, you want to take a look at a few things. If you’re thinking of selling just because you’re bored in that home, you might want to reconsider, depending on what you find out from the tips below.
Increase The Value
Before you put your home on the market you want to see if there is anything you can do to help increase its value. In many areas right now the market it for the sellers. That means people are buying up houses and paying far more that the asking prices. If you want to get the most for your home, no matter what the market is like, you want to spruce it up.
Get some kitchen and bathroom updates done. Clean up the yard, and also clean inside. While people will buy homes that need some work or look grungy, you can get more for places that don’t need a lot of extra work. Work on curb appeal (landscaping, clean siding, newer roofing).
Look At The Market
Speaking of the market; Get an idea of what the market is like in your area so that you know if people will be bidding over or under your asking cost, and what you might actually be able to get out of your home. This may also help you when determining what to ask for your home, and it will let you know if you’re going to need to make some contingencies as well.
Know Where You’re Going
If you’re buying another home, you want to know where you’re going and what the market looks like there as well, so you know what you’re in for as a home buyer as well. Don’t assume that just because you’re staying in the same state homes will be going for similar amounts. The market in any given area can be dependent on a lot, from how much growth the city is experiencing to how good the schools are.
Talk To A Realtor
Realtors know the market and they know how to sell homes, so they can be an important asset when it comes to getting your home sold and getting the best price for it. Don’t settle on one realtor right away, ask some questions and get some advice on who to work with from friends that have sold their home recently.
You may think you’ll save money by selling your home on your own, but your realtor can save you time and money, on paperwork and showing your home as well.