The prospect of selling your home can seem overwhelming when you know you have to make repairs, stage the home, take photographs, and market it appropriately, but with the help of your real estate agent, it can be a more simplified process. When you hire a real estate agent, they can provide insight and recommendations with everything from researching the right list price and preparing your home for showings. Here are some recommendations to help you sell your home with these details in mind.
Analyze the Market
To get buyers interested in your home, you will need to price your home appropriately for market conditions. This means you don't want to overprice your home based on what other homes in the area are selling for. However, you also don't want to underprice your home and miss out on some of your home's equity. This is why pricing your home is a balancing act that you want to evaluate recent home sales. Your real estate agent can help you compile this information and even calculate a good sales price based on all the data.
Manage Showings Successfully
For a buyer to want to buy your home, they will need to see it first through a private showing. When a buyer and their agent schedules a showing with your home, you may have notice of a day or more in advance so you can get it prepared and tidied up for the showing. However, there may be times that you don't have a lot of notice for a buyer to come through your home and for you to leave the premises for the tour. Keep in mind that you don't want to make the appointment difficult and should accommodate the buyer because they may be the one to buy your home. Asking them to schedule the viewing for a different day that is more convenient for you could make them pass on your home and on your home's sale from the showing.
Be flexible in your home showings and have your home as prepared as possible at all times for a showing. Then, when you find out you have a showing in a half hour, you can quickly take care of the small details you need to in order to get it completely ready to be seen and the buyer to fall in love with the home.
Then, don't be afraid to ask for feedback from the buyer and their agent after the showing. This will provide you details of what they thought of your home and can help you make improvements in its condition or appearance to help it sell successfully at the next showing. But be sure you ask for feedback through your agent, who will inquire through the buyer's agent.