Even Though it's a Sellers Market...Being Prepared is Still Important
You’ve probably all read the headlines—that there’s a shortage of homes for sale, and that’s driving us toward a sellers’ market. Which is true in many cases. However, just because home sellers are favored in these conditions, that doesn’t mean every property will sell for top dollar and in little time. Buyers today are more selective than they’ve been in the past, and if you’re getting ready to sell, you need to keep these facts in mind.
Make it move-in ready. Call it the HGTV effect, but more and more buyers come to the market with high expectations and desires for a move-in ready home with the latest updates and designs.
Stage your home for success. Most agents are experienced in advising how to de-clutter and make your home appeal to the most buyers. They can also recommend a quality home staging professional, who’ll help you style your home with your furnishings or if you’ve moved out, furnish and decorate an empty space for a quicker sale.
Start preparing well ahead of when you want to move. Nowadays, you might have to renovate a bathroom or install new flooring before listing your home. By starting the improvement process before your home is for sale, you’ll have time to research contractors and shop for the most competitive bid.
Consider a pre-listing inspection. By getting your home inspected ahead of time, you’ll learn whether there are any issues with your home and then can remedy those problems before it’s on the market—helping save you from paying out at settlement for repairs.
As always, I’m here to answer any questions you may have about selling your home. I’d also be happy to prepare a complimentary home valuation for you – just let me know how I can help. Look forward to hearing from you.