4 Questions to Ask Before Selling a Home

Selling your home is a big financial and emotional task which requires a lot of planning. So before you decide to put your home on the market, here are four questions to consider.

What is my home worth?

Several factors go into determining your home’s market value. These include the condition of the property, square footage, location, amenities, as well as recent comparable property sales. For a snapshot of your home’s current value, you can enter your address into a free online value estimator tool. However, the most reliable way to determine your home’s value is to talk with an experienced realtor with expertise in your area.

How can I sell at the highest price possible?

There are several simple, low-cost things you can do to boost the value of your home. These include eliminating clutter, washing windows and walls, and installing higher wattage bulbs to create a brighter environment. Staging your home, which helps paint a picture for how buyers will use their new space, can also add value.

How long will my home be on the market?

The time your home spends on the market depends on several factors, including location, how competitively your home is priced, and how aggressively your home is marketed. Statistics show that if a home is properly priced, an offer should come in within the first 10 showings or 2 weeks. If you want to speed up the sales process, don’t underestimate the value of staging. Research shows that well-staged homes can sell up to 32 percent faster than homes that aren’t staged.

How can we help?

Check out our blog on this site for numerous articles about staging, pricing, and more to help you move forward.

And of course we can provide expert advice in every stage of the selling process – from pricing to marketing to handling the intricacies of closing. We will negotiate on your behalf to secure the best price – and quickest sale – possible. Give us a call to learn all the ways we can help!