Whether it was your first home, and you’re ready to expand- or you bought the house to flip it and are eager to get your return- selling a home can be a lot of work and stress. There are several giant steps you can follow to prepare yourself for this; the most critical step is to make sure you know what to expect.
Here’s how to sell your home without any hiccups!
Decide If You Need An Agent
Not every home needs an agent. If you’re seasoned, and you know what you’re doing, you probably don’t need an agent to take over the work for you. However, if you’re new to buying homes, you may need an agent to guide you through the process.
Agents can help you make sure you sell, but the lofty commissions they charge can take away from the profit you make off your home.
Get Your Home Appraised
This step is vital because it allows you to see how much money your house is worth. You can hire a professional, or accept a realtor’s free appraisal offer. On the buyer’s side, they’ll be looking at a home affordability calculator to match your price.
Dress Your Home Up For Selling
Make your home look brand new. By renting out furniture from a company to dress your home up, you give yourself the chance to succeed. This step can be expensive if your house stays on the market for a long time.
If you have an agent, this will mostly be their job. If not, you’ll need to take photos, posting it on sites, and get word of mouth out there so that buyers will know how to find you. This step can be fun, but it’s incredibly time-consuming, and you need to make sure you get all information correct while you work on it.
Host Open Houses and Show Your Home
Show your home off! If you put work into it, you’re going to have buyers who are interested in buying immediately. Hold open houses where potential buyers can come and go and show your home to any who wants a walk through. Make sure to be flexible with your schedule to give more people the chance to see the place.
The fun part! People will start sending in their offers. Don’t jump at the first buying offer you see, and many buyers will try to go low in proposals to get you to loosen up on your price. Know your home’s worth.
You can tell potential buyers what things need to get done to buy the house. Usually, this is small repairs or price changes, but not more than that. Don’t let them push you over for a repair that doesn’t need to get made on your wallet.
Once you’ve agreed, you’ve sold your home! All that’s left is to remove anything that wasn’t part of the sale, pay dues, and move on to your next home.