Selling Your Home In Highland Park Without Loosing Your Mind

Real Estate Technology with Home Value Leads

Selling Your Home In Highland Park(This article was originally published on one of my other Dallas real estate websites under the title "How To Sell Your Home".)

If you have a Highland Park home that you wish to sell, you must be knowledgeable of the processes involved. You'll find that there is much to read and learn online and in books. However, most people simply don't have the time to shuffle through it. Luckily, using a licensed real estate agent in Highland Park can help to guide you through the process of selling your home without losing your mind. Before approaching the task of selling real estate, it is a good idea to set specific goals. By maintaining true limits on acceptable prices, a seller can ward off the temptation to accept an offer that may be unfavorable. It also will give you a better idea about how you need to be pricing your home in comparison to the rest of the market. 

Curb appeal is essential when it comes to selling a home in Highland Park. Make sure to keep the lawn mowed and watered so that it stays green and looks good for people as they drive by. Leave mature plants where they are, but consider removing underbrush and definitely pull out any and all weeds. Colorful potted plants can also help improve the look of your home inside and out and help you sell your home.

It's important that you thoroughly clean your property's exterior before placing it on the market. Having broken fences, plants that are overgrown, drains that smell, garbage canisters that are overflowing, over sized compost heaps, garden furniture that is rusty and derelict greenhouses are not very appealing to future buyers and could very well decrease your property value or make it impossible to sell your home in Highland Park all together.

When welcoming prospective buyers into the house for a tour, you should focus on making the home appear well-lit. You want the rooms of your house to appear large and welcoming, not small and dim. Make sure to turn on all of the lights in the home. By making use of the lighting, you are showing the buyer that you have nothing to hide. In turn, this could help increase offers for your home.

Buyers will appreciate any information you can give them when they are purchasing a home. Before you try to sell your home in Highland Park, create a list of updates and major repairs you have done to the house recently. The potential buyer will get a better idea of what was done to the house and show that you took care of it.

When you're accepting offers from prospective buyers, you should always try to work with them. It is important to be aware that there may be dramatic differences between the price you want to sell your home for and what the market will provide. Your licensed Highland Park REALTOR® will be able to give you a reasonable price to ask for your home and show you what the market is like in your neighborhood.

Though it may be tempting to stick around and talk to potential buyers of your home, it is usually not (read: NEVER) a good idea. It can distract the buyer. Also, without you there, the potential buyer can picture the home as theirs more easily. Though you want to help, your presence can be more hindering; the buyer may feel pressure from your presence, giving him a negative perception of your home. This could lead to missing out on selling your home in Highland Park.

The information you have attained by reading this article should prove valuable. Although there is a lot to consider when selling your home, the time you spend learning what is important will certainly pay off! If you would like assistance with selling your home in Highland Park, please contact us today for a free consultation.

This post was written using the techniques learned at Active Rain University's course on Understanding Keyword Phrases.
Posted by

Brian Rayl

Licensed Dallas Real Estate Agent 

Co-Founder of Home Value Leads

What is Home Value Leads?

Seller Lead Generation Tool

Comments (4)

Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist

Very good and thorough information and great way to inform the sellers of their P's and Q's. 

Jan 28, 2013 08:04 AM
Brian Rayl
Home Value Leads - Highland Park, TX
Active Agent and Co-founder Of Home Value Leads

Thank you for your comment Kevin!

Jan 28, 2013 10:25 PM
Marti Steele Kilby, CRS
Steele Group Realty - La Mesa, CA
Broker/Owner, San Diego, CA

Good info Brian!

Jan 29, 2013 12:06 AM
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Very well and fine tuned report Brian and hopefully the word will get out and we can start selling a few homes now

Jan 29, 2013 08:42 AM