The market is fickle. It goes up. It goes down. Unless you are exposed to it daily, you won’t know what it’s doing. A Realtor should be able to show you current market activity and explain to you how that information relates to your property. This will help you and your Realtor arrive at a reasonable price.
SELL OR BUY FIRST? PROS AND CONS
Sell too soon? Now you’re homeless…Sell after you’ve made an offer: Now you have the pressure to “sell” and you might have to compromise on the price of the home you are selling in order to get it sold on time in order to close on the house you are buying. It’s a conflict. It can be a stressor. It’s done all the time. We work it out!
Though complicated and sometimes stressful, there are people and services that can help make the transition easier. Find a Realtor who can suggest methods and assistants. Take all the good advice that you can afford.
Staging is a common practice in our market. You can do it yourself or have professionals do it. A good Realtor can give you guidance about what and how much can be done to help show your property to its best advantage.
COMMON ERRORS TO AVOID WHEN SELLING
There are three important positive steps to take that will help you avoid common errors:
a. Secure the professional help of a Realtor up front (in the end, this will save you time and money).
b. Prepare your property for showing (a good Realtor will give you guidance) Every property is different and has different requirements for this.
c. Be reasonable and responsive to the assistance of the community of Realtors that will be working to help you sell your home.
So, imagine the opposite of the above suggestions, and you have the “common errors” to avoid…