Are you looking to sell your home in the near future? If you are, you need a plan to get the most money possible for your home while ensuring a smooth sale. As real estate agents, we help people buy and sell houses every single day, so we know what it takes to get top dollar for your property. Here are three things you absolutely need to know before you list your home:
1. Find the perfect price. Pricing can make or break a deal. It's like finding the perfect balance between attracting potential buyers and maximizing your profits. To find the best price for your home, lean on your agent to find comparable homes that have sold recently, analyze the market, and factor in market trends. Remember, you can’t always rely on Zestimates. We recently sold a home for $250,000 more than what Zillow estimated. Pricing a home accurately is a science and an art.
2. Pre-inspections are important. When preparation meets opportunity, success is inevitable. A buyer will have inspections done, so make sure you’re prepared. This can include septic, stucco, termite, and more inspections. A buyer can terminate the deal if they find fault with any of those inspections, and you don’t want to waste time you could’ve spent on the market. Therefore, know what’s coming beforehand.
3. Disclose everything. Liability when selling a home is extremely high. Lawsuits can still come two years after closing, so work to avoid that. Hire someone you trust to help you through the documents so you can know your seller disclosures are in order.
Overall, the best course of action is to work with an experienced agent who knows these strategies and more. If you’d like more tips on how to ensure a smooth home sale, just call or email us. We would be happy to help you.