5 Important Tips for First Time Sellers

Real Estate Sales Representative with Carrington Real Estate Services

Selling a house is nothing less than a roller coaster ride for the house owner, but, it can turn into a rewarding process with the right preparation and experience. The Present real estate market is often considered as all-buyer-bonanza market. With the all time low real estate market, it has become really hard for sellers to get the best price for their property. 

The process of selling has undergone huge changes where it includes paying additional money at the time of closing of the deal, including extras to sweeten the deal for the buyer and spending more money in overall make-up of the house. First-time sellers will find it really strange that they have to spend extra money for selling their house. It’s a whole new experience for sellers in the present market. This article will discuss some important tips for selling your house as the first-time seller.

Price Right Amount from the Start: Most of the houses will receive most of the showings during the first three weeks. There are users who have electronic alert system and as soon as a suitable listing is available over the internet, they will get an alert. It is best to take advantage of this factor and set an appropriate price right from the beginning. You can get the list of initial asking price of houses recently sold in your neighborhood. It will help you in deciding the best price for your house.

Promote, Promote and Promote: It is very important to identify your potential buyer’s market and promote your house in front of that audience. You must be aware of the networks where your buyers are looking for a new home. Online listings can help in solving the purpose and add a curb appeal in your listing by adding multiple photos of the house. Make sure that your house is shown in the best possible manner.

Add Some Extras: It is quite obvious that you cannot take everything with you while shifting to the new house. If you have a gas clothes dryer that is not easy to move or an extra washer dryer set, then it is best to sell these items along with the house. According to most of the house owners, these items do not add much of an extra value but the buyer gets ready to pay what they are asking for. In short, these extras can serve in one or the other way around.

Get Rid of Clutter: One of the most important factors in achieving a successful sale is to keep your house clean. Most of the first-time sellers are selling a comparative listing in their neighborhood which means getting rid of the clutter is very crucial. Leave only the basic furnishing items and minimal pieces of furniture to show the usability of the house without consuming much space. Your house and especially the bedrooms should appear more spacious to the buyer. Try to leave minimum number of personalized items in your house.

Spend Upgrade Money at Crucial Locations: If you are willing to spend some extra money on your house then it is best to get advice from your agent about the areas that will increase the overall market value of your house. According to 90 percent of the agents, the best modification that you can do for extra dollars is to paint your house and get  new carpet for your house. Neat and clean walls can help you in attracting potential buyers. But make sure to use neutral colors rather than doing anything personal on the walls. Having new carpet will impress your buyer and chances of getting a quick sale are much higher with these modifications. 

It is always great to have an experienced agent by your side and get regular advice from your agent. Make sure to follow these tips and you will be able to sell your house quickly with a good profit. 


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