How to Get the Most from Your Boston Home Sale

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Real Estate Agent with Boston Bayside Properties

Are you thinking about selling your Boston home?

Even if you already know exactly where you want to move and why – as in the case of retirement – it’s still a big decision. With a life-changing move on the horizon, you understand how to sell your Boston house for the best possible price.

3 Tips to Maximum the Price of Your Boston Home

As housing prices in Bosting steadily increase, now would be a great time to start planning for a sale if you’re thinking about downsizing or moving elsewhere.

Just make sure that part of that planning process involves these essential tips.

1. Decide When You Want to Move Out By

Whether you already have a new hometown in mind, or you’ve only just begun thinking about where you’ll move next, it’s essential that you set a target date for the sale of your home. Obviously, this will affect when you need to begin packing, but it will also impact your asking price.

If you know you have a year before you want to move, you can explore a slightly higher price range. On the other hand, if the house you’ve always wanted to retire in is already on the market, you’ll probably need to price yours more competitively based on surrounding home values.

2. Determine Your Budget for Any Necessary Repairs or Renovations

As you probably know, one of the best ways to ensure your home sells relatively quickly – and for a good price – is by first paying for any repairs or renovations it might need.

Renovations can range from the relatively affordable and straightforward – like fresh coats of paint on the inside – to more expensive options, like redoing the master bathroom or replacing appliances in the kitchen.

You might immediately have some ideas about where your house could need some help. Perhaps you have low water pressure or a certain door creaks.

However, you can also check Remodeling Magazine’s annual report on the cost-versus-value of popular home projects. This report compares the price of common house repairs and renovations to how much you can expect to receive when selling.

Of course, it’s always possible to sell your Boston home as-is, but if you’re dealing with a tight timeline or you simply want a higher price, renovations and/or repairs may be worth it.

3. Always Be Ready to Show Your Boston Home

Finally, once you have a deadline for selling your Boston home and it’s in the best possible shape, make sure you’re ready to show it off at any time.

Maintaining your home is more than just keeping it clean.

It means keeping your storage areas well-organized, too. Buyers are obsessed with storage. So, your closets and other spaces should be well-kept, but they should also look like there’s plenty of more room available. If you have to, consider moving some of your items to other areas of the home or even a storage unit to give this effect.

The less you have to do to make your Boston home showroom-ready for a potential buyer, the better the impression it will make on them.

The Easiest Option for an Effortless Move

If you follow the advice above, you should have no problem selling your Boston home quickly and for a higher price.

Still, if you’d like to make it even easier, our team of experts at Boston Bayside Properties is here to help. For more than X years, Bostonians from all over the city have entrusted us with selling their homes. To learn more about how we can help you do the same, please contact us today.

 

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