There is a lot of planning involved when it comes to putting your home on the market. The best thing you can do is to get in touch with a real estate agent and find out the answers to your questions. If you don’t know where to start, here are some of the most important questions you should be asking before buying a home.
There are a lot of determining factors that go into setting a market value on a home. When you call the real estate agent to find out the value of your property and how much you should be asking for it, the agent will come out to see the home to figure out the recommended asking price. Some of the influencing factors that will determine the price include the following:
- Comparable home sales in your neighborhood
- The condition of your home
- Square footage
- Local amenities
- The current real estate market
- Additional features found in your home
- Many others
It’s very difficult to set a price on your own based on what you think the value of your home should be. You have an emotional attachment to your place and it’s hard to remember that others that are looking at your home do not share the same type of attachment to it. You need to use a third-party valuator and the best person for the job is a real estate agent that knows the local market. The best thing you can do right now is to make a phone call and schedule an appointment to get an estimated asking price.
It’s really hard for anyone to predict how long your home will remain on the market before it is sold. The main factor in selling your home quickly is asking the right price for it. If the home is priced too high, people will look elsewhere. It’s important to remember that many buyers are looking through homes on the Internet to compare price points from one home to the next. If the asking price is unreasonable, potential buyers will notice it and just move on to the next property.
This is why it is so important to deal with a real estate agent that understands the current real estate market in your local area. Setting a price that is not too low and not too high is a science in itself. When the price is right, you can expect your home to sell faster than it would if it was overpriced.
If at all possible, yes. It’s estimated that a home that has been staged spends 73% less time on the real estate market than properties that haven’t been staged. Homes that have been staged also generally sell for a higher price. If you can’t afford to stage your home, it’s important to de-clutter your residence as much as possible and keep it clean at all times. You never know when an agent will call with somebody that is eager to buy and wants to have a viewing within the next couple of hours.
These are the questions that you should be asking your real estate agent to sell your home as quickly as possible. Selling your home involves teamwork with your agent and when you work together you’ll get the best results.