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When trying to sell your home, you may have your own ideas of how to do it. But don't forget, your Glenview real estate agent is a trained professional, so you'll usually do better if you pay attention to what you're being told and follow their suggestions.
For example, here are five tips sellers should use when trying to sell a home quickly and at a good price:
1. Set Your Price Carefully--This is a crucial time for taking your agent's advice. They will look at comparable sales in your area while taking into account differences in your home and the comps to set a price that will not be so high as to scare away possible house hunters, and not so low as to cost you money when you get an offer. You may think that a higher price is better because buyers will want to negotiate the price down anyway. While that seems like a logical point of view, it also means that your home will be in competition with homes that are actually worth more. So when house hunters see what a properly priced home has to offer and compare it with your overpriced home that doesn't offer as much, guess which home they're going to put an offer on?
2. Don't Try to Sell Your Home in Poor Condition--People will look at a home in poor condition as one that is going to need a lot of work and money on their part to get it into livable condition. If the home you're trying to sell needs a bit of work, it's usually worth it to put some money into the home now rather than taking a hit on the selling price.
3. Love at First Sight--Many house hunters today start their search on the Internet. Their next step is usually to take a drive by the homes they liked online. If your home is lacking in the curb appeal department, they may keep on driving--right to the next home on their list that has great curb appeal. Simply trimming shrubs, sweeping walks and putting the kid’s toys away can go a long way toward making the front of your home more inviting.
4. Don't Over-Improve--While it's a good idea to do maintenance jobs, de-cluttering, painting, and some updating, don't go overboard with a $50,000 kitchen remodel or other expensive improvements. Big dollar improvements probably won't pay for themselves with an increased selling price.
5. Don't Hang Around During Showings--As much as you'll want to hear what potential buyers are saying about your home, don't stay home to find out. Take yourself and the rest of your family, pets included, and go for a drive, walk around the neighborhood, or go to the park. This gives the Realtor® the freedom to do his or her job, and it also puts house shoppers more at ease with looking at your home.
The Marla Schneider Team are experts in the sale of your Glenview or Wilmette home, so give us a call today at 847-657-3790 or contact us online. We'll help you every step of the way with other tips like these to help you get a quick sale at a great price.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.