Whether you decide to sell your home on your own or with a Realtor, selling your home is first knowing the local housing market. Pricing your home correctly is crucial to maximizing the highest selling price possible. As an area expert from Skyward Real Estate in downtown Royal Oak, I can help determine what direction the market is trending, so you can make the right choices when it comes to selling your home to get the highest price possible!
Things to Think About When Selling Your Home
Once the price has been determined, there are little things you can do to stage your home to attract buyers and get you the highest possible price. You’d be surprised by the simple measures you can take to dress up your home to attract more qualified buyers. I'd be happy to give you some ideas on your home, but generally think clean, de-cluttered, neutral paint colors and simple, modern staging - adding artwork with a pop of color, green plants, new shower curtains, sprucing up landscaping all help the overall look and feel of a home. And ensure all lightbulbs are working and bright.
If there is anything in need of repair remember if the buyers don't notice during their initial walkthrough their inspector surely will so it's best to address as many repairs as possible before listing. And keep in mind, per Michigan law any known issues with the home as per the Seller's Disclosure form must be specified.
Simple repairs that can be easily remedied and can impact a buyers first impression could include doors not closing properly or broken handles/locks, cupboards/drawers not smoothly opening/closing or loose hardware, dirty caulking, any flooring/tile/carpet issues, broken windows or missing screens, leaky faucets. Be sure to thoroughly clean all appliances and consider power washing dirty siding or deck if needed. If it's something that bothers you, it will most likely also bother the buyer. Eliminate any strong smells and avoid strong air fresheners as buyers may not like the particular fragrance and could feel it's being used to cover another smell.
Great photos are VERY important with a complete, professional listing. And in today's time it is also very helpful having a 3-D tour or video included with your listing. Remember to clean the windows and floors well before photos!
With such an extraordinary seller's market of 2021, be sure to have a plan for handling multiple offers, high volume of buyer showings, what terms are most important to you, what the home could appraise for and have all necessary documents ready.
If you're deciding whether or not to use an agent, please feel free to contact me to talk it over. Through pricing, staging, agent accessibility, and visibility, both on and offline, I can successfully sell your home to help you achieve your goals.
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Accurate pricing is key to get as many people as possible to tour and make offers on your home, especially when you first list your home. There’s a current pool of buyers waiting for new listings to hit the market, which is why accurate pricing and staging your home properly is crucial.
Services Provided to Best Market Your Home In order to sell your home for the highest possible price in the quickest timeframe, below are services I include with listing your home:
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