Times are changing and you’re thinking about moving into a new home. Before you start searching for your next dream home, you’ll need to figure out when you’re going to sell your existing home. The decision is a complex one, and while there’s no magic formula for determining the best time to sell a home, there are several factors you should consider.
HIRING THE RIGHT AGENT Selecting a real estate professional to help market and sell your home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your home selling journey. WE always recommend interviewing several agents until you find the one that you feel provides everything you and your home need. Your agent should be deeply knowledgable, enjoyable to work with, and have references backing their experience. Below are a few great questions to ask in an agent interview:
-What is today’s buyer profile?
-How do you study a market?
-What do you recommend we do to prepare for putting our home on the market?
-Why should we choose you as our realtor?
Additional questions to ask can be found HERE
TODAY’S BUYER PROFILE To successfully market and sell your home WE first need to understand today’s buyer. Who are they, what are they looking for and how do they search for real estate? The answers to these questions will help influence your homes marketing campaign. This homebuyer profile information paired with an understanding of consumer homebuying trends allows us to come up with a custom marketing plan that will ensure WE target the appropriate audience for your home.
PREPARING YOUR HOME Once you’ve decided to sell, selected the right agent, and worked with them on a pricing and marketing strategy it’s time to get to work! Preparing your home starts before you list. A great agent will walk through your home with you and make note of anything they think is worth putting a little time, money, or elbow grease into if it’ll increase your homes appeal to buyers and potentially increase the sale price. Staging (using your existing furniture) and pairing down on items around the home can help buyers to easily envision themselves in your home.