If you’re considering selling your home without a real estate agent, you must be prepared to commit your time, energy, and abilities to the task. Here are the most important things you need to know to net more money:
Homes that sell for the most money are priced right when they first go on the market. You may have a price in mind that you would like to get for your home, but it’s important to remember buyers are comparing other options. To set a realistic price, find homes that have sold in the last few months and compare the features, listing price, and actual sales price. Do this analysis with recent homes sales in your immediate neighborhood and other similar areas. You can also visit homes for sale in your area and see how your home stacks up. Consider improvements you’ve made to your home but understand that many projects do not have a high return.
You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression! Look at your home from a prospective buyer’s point of view. Is your home dark, cluttered, or needing repairs? Buyers will not overlook anything when comparing your home to others on the market. Clear out the clutter inside your home, work on the outside, including the garage and yard, and don’t put off fixing anything that’s not working or looks broken. You don’t need to paint your entire house, but knowing how to fix-up and stage your home can help you sell your home for more money.