Last week’s blog focused on maintenance and remodeling to help boost the value of your home before you put it on the market to sell. This week we will take a look at choices a seller has when deciding to list their home and other things to consider before it hits the market.
- Decide whether to hire an agent or to sell yourself – A real estate agent (for a commission) can handle the marketing of your property and also help you set a price for you house. Selling yourself can save you the commission but might miss out on the experience that a real estate agent brings to the table.
- Prelisting inspection – If you decided to do this, it may save you time by identifying potential problems with the house that a buyer might find later. This gives you an opportunity to repair any issues before listing the house.
- Set a price – It’s important the seller decide if they want to sell quickly or wait for the best offer. A real estate agent can provide a market analysis to help in this step. If you don’t have an agent, look at comparable real estate listing in your area to help determine a fair market value. You may also choose to hire an appraiser for a complete analysis of the house.
- Get your home ready to show – This includes cleaning/tidying your home and staging it so that it will look appealing to potential buyers.