The Secret To Selling Your Sharpstown Home For More Profit
Selling a home can be daunting. There are so many issues involved and sometimes we are emotionally attached to a particular property and making an unbiased decision seems to be impossible. Selling your home should ideally center on maximizing profit potential. At Sharpstown Realty "We lead Sellers To More Profit". Lets look at some of the steps you should take to make more profit from your sale.
Price your home accurately. For this, you should enlist the help of a reputable listing agent. Don't choose your cousin's sister-in-law, for example, who really wants to be a realtor someday. Selecting someone who deals with your neighborhood will get you much better results. Selecting someone with a proven track record and experience is the first and most important step. Sharpstown Realty will analyze comparable sales and prepare an estimate of value often called a CMA, for comparative market analysis. There is no charge or obligation for this service and it will provide you with a very accurate opinion of value.
Sharpstown Realty will advise you on preparing your home for sale. Most homes show better with about half of the furniture removed. If a buyer walks in the door and wonders if anybody lives in the house, you've done your job correctly. There may be cosmetic repairs or other issues that if addressed would add value and profit to the sale. Painting is the single most effective improvement you can make. Don't let dings in the woodwork or scraps on the walls make your home reflect deferred maintenance. Sharpstown Realty can help you improve your property before the sale, with no money down.
Choose the best day to list your home. This time period will vary depending on your local community, the weather, time of year, and a host of other factors, including the state of your present real estate market. It's not like that movie Groundhog Day. You basically get one chance to present your home in hopefully its best light the first day on the market.
Ask about your agent's standard real estate commission before you get too far down the line. If it's reasonable, consider the big picture and benefits to you to hire this individual. Check track records for performance. Your home will not sell itself, despite what you may read or hear or the propensity of real estate websites to make the process appear as easy as the click of a mouse. It's not. To get the most money from the sale of your home, you will most likely rely on the professionals you have hired to sell your home.
Be flexible with showings. If home showings are too much of an imposition, consider going away the first weekend your home is on the market. Yes, it can feel a bit intrusive to allow strangers to trek through your home and check out your soft-closing drawers in the kitchen. The best way to sell your home is to let a buyer inside with her buyer's agent to tour in peace and quiet. Leave the house when buyer's agents show up. Anything you say can and will be used against you, plus, buyer's agents prefer to show without interference.
Allow an open house if your home is conducive to an open house. Not every home is a viable candidate for an open house. If your home is located in an area close to major traffic, that is generally indicative of a reasonable expectation that the open house signs will pull in visitors. Ask your agent if she advertises the open house online. Many a home buyer has had no desire to buy a home until she spots an open house and subsequently falls in love.
Insist on professional photography. Of course, if you have hired a top-notch listing agent, your agent most likely already provides professional photos. It's not enough to just get the angle right in the photo, the most popular photos are rich in color and depth, and they entice. Sharpstown Realty has in-house professional photo and video capability and will post photos and videos online as a part of it's sales process.
Review your listing online. Look at your home listing on various websites to make sure the information conveyed is accurate. Agents do their best to ensure accuracy, but since it is your home, you know the details better than anyone. If you spot a feature that is missing, contact your agent immediately and ask for an inclusion.
Try to respond promptly to a purchase offer. Many offers contain a date by which the offer expires. Notwithstanding, it can drive buyers crazy if they are forced to wait for a seller to decide whether to accept their offer or to issue a counter offer. Remember, if you are selling because you need to buy a new home, you are no different when you are a home buyer yourself.
Line up your movers early. If you are thinking about moving at the end of May, for example, which is the busiest time of the year for movers, you might find it is impossible to locate movers for the day you want. You can start packing before your home hits the market, which will give you a head start on the process. It will also give you peace of mind to be prepared. Selling can be stressful enough.
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We are the dedicated neighborhood experts and we want to be your Real Estate company. Call 832 374-9595 for a no obligation consultation. We will show you how to make more profit selling your home.