Realtors® are members of a national association and must adhere to a strict code of ethics that helps protect your interests. And since real estate is local, you’re going to want someone on your side who knows the intimate details of the local market, has access to the most up-to-date information and knows how to navigate our ever-changing world of laws and regulations.
Many people get so intimidated when it comes to cleaning when preparing to sell a home. It’s a lot like detailing a car before you sell it. You want everything squeaky clean. Here, I’ll help you remember what to clean, including places that are so easy to overlook because buyers will look everywhere.
You’ve heard it before: List your home early in the year. That way, you’ll be ready to close the deal when home sales peak in June. But what exactly does “early in the year” mean?
“They eat down there so they won’t scratch the new kitchen cabinets when they are excited and jumping up to see their food being prepared,” says Morgan. “We keep their food in the downstairs refrigerator and warm it in their own microwave. The Keurig is for making hot water to rehydrate or warm meals.”
A home inspection will help to inform you about the current condition of the property. An objective inspection provides a buyer with a clearer understanding of the home’s condition and true value. It may also give sellers a checklist of things important to buyers to fix before the sale.
Find out what your home is worth, then shave 15 to 20 percent off the price. You’ll be stampeded by buyers with multiple bids — even in the worst markets — and they’ll bid up the price over what it’s worth. It takes real courage and most sellers just don’t want to risk it, but it’s the single best strategy to sell a home in today’s market.