The first thing I looked at when I opened up my web browser this morning was an article by The Wall Street Journal writer Ruth Simon and The headline was “Is It Safe To Sell Your House Now?” Now I have talked to numerous area realtors and I have had transactions on homes that had numerous offers on them, many of them full asking price, but the same issue is still coming up “we need more listings” is a common phrase among the areas realtors. The trend right now is that there are more buyers in the market than homes for sale, which in turn make it a seller’s market. some of the realtors that I have talked to said they are selling their listings faster than they can get more, which believe me is not a bad thing, but at the same point in time is making it a market for buyers to be more aggressive with their offers.
If at any point within the past couple of years you have been considering on selling your home, now may be the time to do so. Now may be the time to list your property so you can move, upgrade, or get into a different home that better fits your needs. This could be a great opportunity to increase the odds of you getting full asking price when listing your home. Here are a couple of tips I recommend doing if you plan on listing your home.
- Contact a local realtor, or contact me if you need a great recommendation
- Get a CMA (Certified Market Analysis) or BPO (Broker’s Price Opinion) done on your home, this will give you an idea of what to list the house at.
- Do some early “Spring Cleaning” take away all the clutter, change the light bulbs, and take down any family pictures you have. You want for potential buyers to envision themselves living in your home, the family pictures could be a distraction from that.
- Fresh coats of paint, clean the floors, and shampoo the carpets. You want your house looking as lean and clutter free as possible.
For more tips on what you should do to help sell your home fast please go to my contact page and leave me your information and I will send you a complimentary copy of “33 Ways to Sell Your Home Fast”
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