There are many facets to selling a home. It’s not just about having nice pictures – no matter how nice your home is. There are contracts involved. There is the potential for repairs. Financing concerns and closings. Having the right real estate company working for you, will help you avoid headaches before your home is even listed.
What to price?
Be sure your realtor is well-versed and up-to-date on the latest MLS listings. The best choice is a local realtor – one who knows your neighborhood and important details like the school districts, shopping, commute times and crime rates. These things make a realtor even more capable of selling your home for the right price.
Sometimes deciding on the appropriate price to list a home can be a little bit intimidating. Do your own research but also keep in mind your real estate agent is more knowledgeable than Google when it comes to your home and neighborhood. Take their advice to heart before you consider pricing. Companies that have full teams of experts can be invaluable assets to your goals.
House must be spotless?
A good realtor will be honest with you about this and it’s important to not take it personal. After all, your real estate agent wants to sell your home as much as you want to and their advice is worth listening to. After all, they do not just specialize in home-selling, but also home-buying so they will know if you have too much clutter in your den or if the garage needs to be cleared out, and how much.
Potential home-buyers will not be concerned about your busy lifestyle or personal story, as much as they are about how your home will suit their lifestyle. Be sure to heed the advice of your realtor. Be sure not to take such advice personal. They’re doing their job which is what you’ve hired them to do.
Repair or not Repair?
A good real estate agent will be able to advise you on whether or not you have an item that is worth repairing before listing your house. Especially an agent that has experience in building and construction. These agents will know if the furnace or septic tank will be worth the expense of repair. They will be able to explain to you the cost differences and how much you stand to gain if you make the repairs, versus what you might lose if you do not.
Privacy? What’s that?
Be aware that home-buyers will be viewing your home and will see the things you have in your closet or bathroom. They’ll walk through your office and your basement; they’ll see all of your DVD and book collections. Sometimes these things can be detrimental to a home sale (would you want to buy a home from someone whose collection of shrunken heads is in the living room?) so it can be quite useful to stage your home to be perfect for anyone. A qualified real estate agent can give you great tips on ways to make your home more inviting and neutral. Letting go of the stamp you’ve put on the home, frees it up to be the dream home of someone else.
Are you selling your home in Bentonville, AR? Trust no other real estate agency other than the Burnett Real Estate Team. For all these years we’ve been in service, we have been able to overcome all home selling and buying dynamics quite perfectly. Contact us now.