First time home seller tips: Hire a seasoned professional.
Just like buying a home for the first time, selling a home for the first time can be daunting. Employ a seasoned Real Estate that recognizes your residence, it’s worth, the location, and also similar sales in the location. Ask yourself this question, do I want a part-time agent entrusted with selling one of my most valuable assets? At Steelbridge Realty LLC, we also try and find the features that compelled you to buy this home. There is a very good chance the next buyer will identify with the same things.
First time home seller tips: You want top dollar.
There are simple methods to make sure you get “top of the market” value for your home:
Make the appearance of your home “Move In Ready.” Today’s culture is extremely aesthetic. This implies that your residence needs to lead them to visualize the buyer making their home there. Place the features of a home in all-natural light.
Develop a peaceful ambiance and setting in your home – declutter it and also place a coat of fresh paint where it is required. Make sure the paints are neutral and appeal to the broadest range of buyers. Curb appeal sets the first impression. You have to step back and see the home thru that of your buyer.
First time home seller tips: Get in front of potential issues.
In many cases getting a home inspection before you put the house on the market is advisable. almost all homes are inspected in this day and age. It wise to get in front of any issues. In a distressed situation, this may not be an option.
First time home seller tips: get your ducks in a row from a paperwork perspective.
Find the papers from when you bought the home. A prior title policy may save you some money on the resale due to a reissue credit. Also, having a survey to show potential buyers is a great thing. The more documentation you can provide, the easier you make it for the buyer to buy your home. It will also remind you of any easements that you and/or your buyers should be aware of.
First time home seller tips: The market can be fickle.
In our present market, where supply is not staying on top of demand, appropriately valuing a residence is among the greatest obstacles most Realtors ® will certainly deal with. In many cases, there are not enough comps to have a clear view of the homes market price. This requires going outside of the Fannie Mae norms for appraisals. The lack of inventory causes some homes to be marketed with an educated guess.
A few thoughts on marketing your home:
- The pictures are everything. We use a $2,200 camera set up. While cell phones take great pictures. You do not want your agent marketing your home with cell phone pictures.
- Understand where your home is being marketed on the internet.
- Have a discussion as to the effectiveness of open houses with your agent. In some communities, they are very effective. In some, they are not. A seasoned and experienced professional will help guide you.
- Video is the biggest and best thing going on the internet. This is a case where a cell phone is a great tool to market your home. A youtube video if properly tagged and annotated can draw buyers.
- How much of a social media presence will your home have?
Thinking of selling YOUR home? We would love to sit down and discuss your options.
Steelbridge Realty LLC is a Licensed Real Estate Brokerage that utilizes cutting-edge marketing techniques and data-driven Real Estate solutions in today’s ever-changing environment. Our group of professionals have decades of experience and have navigated through many business cycles. Our diverse background gives us the tools to guide people towards successful decisions.
During the beginning of the housing downturn, Steelbridge Realty LLC was the Brokerage arm of several private equity entities. We assisted them with asset modeling and market metrics. Many prominent local commercial projects were included in this scope of transactions. in 2012 Jeff and Cristina bought the other partner out and relocated the company to North Fort Myers. It now serves as a boutique style firm to cater to its clients and the community at large.
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