Should I Sell My Home Now?

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Should I Sell My Home Now?

The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team of Keller Williams Realty 678-665-2887


Should I sell my home now? Many homeowners are asking this question given the fact that inventory and mortgage rates remain low. Stage your home well and market it well, and your home will sell.


Below are The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team's home selling tips to consider when asking "should I sell my home now?"


Price Your Home Right. Real estate agents know the market and know what kind of prices homes are selling now. Pricing the home too high discourages offers. Real estate agents can provide a comparative market analysis which is KEY to pricing your home.  


Market Your Home. Use all the marketing options available such as internet advertising, blogs, craigslist, real estate sites, paper promotions, and open houses. A top-notch real estate agent can do this for you! Remember, the more people who see your house, the better your chances are of selling it. It's an internet world today and you need someone experienced in technology. 


Rely On Your Agents Knowledge & Experience. A realtor knows what’s selling in your area, and what prices are right. An experienced agent can tell whether an offer is reasonable, and help you negotiate the transaction. As you look for an agent, be sure to ask for references, conduct interviews, go with someone with a proven track record who knows and sells in your area. 


Fix Things That Are Broken Or Worn. The front door and entry way gives off the first impression. Repair loose hand rails, uneven steps, torn screen door and old hardware.  Move on inside and review each room and what is needed to be repaired as well.


Let Go! Your home's space needs to be as neutral as possible. You want buyers to envision themselves living there so eliminate those colored walls and trim. Your house should be the house that most people would love to live in. Your agent can assist you with what needs to change. Do what he/she says and your house will sell.  


De-clutter! Remove all your personal knick-knacks and family photos. You want the buyer to stay focused on the house and how they will place their personal belongings. Your personal items can become a distractionto the buyer. 


Stay Positive. Low bids are not bad they are just an opportunity to negotiate. Most buyers will come back with a second or third offer. When they do you know they want the home and what they actually may be willing to pay.  


Stay Smart. Some buyers may ask for your curtains, patio furniture or something else. Don't let the deal fail just because you can't part with an item. If you own something you can not part with, then remove it prior to putting the house on the market.


As you consider selling your home, you will want to know what your home is worth.  You can find your homes value simply by completing the form below:




Should I Sell My Home Now?



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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

This is one of the hardest questions a potential seller can ask-and answer.

Oct 17, 2013 05:14 PM #1
Jacqui Rostek
Sutton Group Professional Realty - Bedford, NS
Serving Bedford & Beyond!

I love that you market this way. It is so important to prepare a seller before hand for what is expected and what s/he should be doing for the best chance of a successful sale! 

Oct 18, 2013 12:06 AM #2
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