5 Easy Tips for Selling your Home

By
Real Estate Agent with President, Newtown Board of Realtors RES.0797458

1: Choose your Real Estate agent. Your agent should be your trusted adviser, and advocate working on your behalf. Just as important as their market knowledge is their ability to guide you through the transaction. They should have the heart of a teacher. A good agent will also have the network of other professionals you will need  reach a smooth transaction. 

 
2:Price your house to sell: The list price needs to be realistic, If the listing price is too high, you'll miss out on a percentage of buyers looking in the price range where your home should be.By the time the price is corrected, you've already lost exposure to a large group of potential buyers.
 
3:Invest a Few Hours for Future Dividends - Here's your chance to clean up in real estate. Clean up in the living room, the bathroom, the kitchen. If your woodwork is scuffed or the paint is fading, consider some minor redecoration. Fresh wallpaper adds charm and value to your property. Prospects would rather see how great your home really looks than hear how great it could look, "with a little work.
 
4: Curb appeal: A well manicured lawn, trimmed shrubs and a clean driveway welcome potential buyers. Rake the leaves, shovel the snow, paint the front door.
 
5: Make your home accessible. Buyers will not be on the same schedule as you. Make sure you can be flexible when your Real Estate agent wants to show your house. Be prepared to pick up and leave with moments notice, have a plan. Your potential buyer may only be in town for one afternoon to view houses. 
Posted by

David Landau

RE/MAX Right Choice

43 South Main Street

Newtown, CT 06470

Cell 203-948-2703

Office 203-426-4004

Email davidlandau@remax.net

www.davidlandau.remax-newengland.com

Licensed to practice real estate in

The State of Connecticut

 

Comments (3)

Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I like #5, make your home accessible.   Putting up obstacles (48-hour notice, must be accompanied by listing agent, active alarm, etc.) will only deter potential buyers.

Jun 11, 2015 05:50 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

David - These are very valuable list of tips for selling a home.

Jun 11, 2015 09:08 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Great simple tips which need the utmost attention. The only thing I would change is the order, 4 - 3 - 1 - 2 - 5 brings the process into better perspective for me David.  

Jun 11, 2015 02:12 PM