Determine your Timeline
One of the best ways to assure that you are in position to realize the most value for your home is to start with a game plan well in advance of your actual move date. This might best be initiated a year in advance to allow you the necessary time to prepare to sell your home. Unexpected required maintenance or condensing timelines can COST YOU at the negotiating table. The time of the year you sell your house can also impact its value.
Consider hiring an agent
Most good REALTORS are licensed agents that are actively selling homes in your neighborhood. We are seasoned sales associates with a depth of knowledgeable both about the competitive landscape, and what future trends might impact the value of your home. A good agent can explain how to market the features of your home, and how they compare to homes being currently offered. An important consideration is that an experienced agent can also provide information about improvements that will be required to sell your home and which will improve your sales value as compared to your investment.
The Homeward Real Estate – Full Sale Team has developed an entire program, free of charge, to evaluate your home from a sales and marketing perspective and help you make the right decisions given the amount of time necessary to sell your home. Please Contact Us directly to schedule an appointment to evaluate your home!
Understand the market
Buyers today have more access than ever before to data and technology about houses that are on the market, houses that have sold and general market conditions. The main problem with these resources is that they are mostly two dimensional in that it is only reflective of data that is being reported. There are numerous environmental factors, trends and regulations related to every neighborhood market which can only be implemented to improve your home value by a professional who has spent time working in this environment.
The Full Sale Team are not only experienced real estate professionals, but we are also your neighbors. We are dedicated to working within the community, understanding current events and providing the guidance to best position your home for sale. We are one of the few REALTORS who analyze and evaluate our market based upon neighborhood, not ZIP Code. Find out all about market trends in your neighborhood by visiting our Community Information page!
Have your home evaluated
Most people’s home is their biggest asset. Yet unlike stocks, bonds or other liquid investments, most homeowners only have a vague idea about their home’s value or condition, usually based upon what they owe on their mortgage or upon some other collectively reported data. Many of the “canned” resources found on the internet will only provide a vast estimate of your home based upon very general information. Ask yourself, how is a computer-generated program intuitive enough to know the real value of the inside of your home if they don’t know the color of your front door? You can seriously make more money, sell quicker and with less hassle by evaluating your home on the front end and making plans accordingly.