Everyone knows you know your home. But RE/MAX
Realtors know buyers and what they need and want. Your Realtor will have
an easier time showing the qualities of your home if you stay in the
Help Your Realtor:
When potential buyers want to talk about
the price or terms of the house, let them speak to an expert - your
Realtor. Also, your Realtor and you will have an easier time selling
your home if showings are scheduled through her office.
Time Is Money:
Place your home on the market as far in advance as
possible of purchasing a new one. If you find a new home first and then
try to sell your present home, you may wind up with two mortgages.
Set a Fair Price:
Obviously, you want to get top dollar for your home. But, at
the same time, you don't want to run off potential buyers with high price
tag. Setting a high price may cause your property to stay on the market for months.
Then by reducing your asking price later, it seem that something is wrong with your home.
To determine the value of your home, take the
advice of a real estate agent or appraiser. Ask an Realtor to show the
recent selling prices of three neighborhood properties comparable to
your own. The Realtor can also help you adjust for the unique features
of your property.
When selling your home on your own. You
will want to be represented by an attorney. Look for an attorney with
expertise in real estate transactions. Your attorney will be present at
the actual closing to protect your interests.
Clean up the outside:
A home that looks in good condition will attract potential
- The lawn and shrubs should be maintained.
- The gutters, chimney and walls should be in
good condition and clean.
- The garbage and debris should be out of
- All lawn equipment and watering utensils
should be properly stored.
- Make sure the garage door closed.
Touch up the interior:
Cleaning is the most important
thing you can do. Your windows, floors and bathroom tiles should shine.
Make sure you have clean heating and air conditioning filters. Shampoo
carpets, clean showers, and repair dripping faucets. Get rid of any bad
smells in your home. Keep your home clean and picked-up at all
Organize your closets, they will appear larger. Get
rid of some of those old clothes you don't wear anymore.
Always mention that your home has been well maintained.