It can be stressful to go through the complicated process of selling your home. Figuring out inspections, legal contracts, and pricing is hard for those inexperienced. The information in this article is designed to give you some pointers for doing those things in a simple, streamlined way.
Homeowners often find small tasks such as paint work, lawn maintenance, and repairs to be annoyances. However, neglecting the maintenance of a home can result in delays in closing on a home’s sale if a buyer insists that certain tasks be performed before closing, and it can also negatively impact the sale price a buyer pays for a home because buyers will be calculating how much they will have to spend on painting or repairing leaky faucets.
Before putting your home on the market, fit it with some energy-efficient appliances to increase its appeal. If you install certain items, such as outdoor solar-powered lights, an energy monitor, and LED bulbs, then a larger number of people may be interested in your home due to the savings they can receive without having to purchase these items on their own.
Don’t set your price too high or too low, but ask for a price that buyers are likely to accept and which doesn’t feel uncomfortably low to you. A great way to do this is to compare other similar homes around the neighborhood, town, county, etc, and find out what they’re selling for. Don’t set too high of a price; you’ll only end up lowering it because nobody is willing to pay that price for your home.
Have your furnace and air conditioner serviced before listing a home. Buyers may be turned off by homes that require an instant investment in the form of a furnace or other major amenity, so keeping these appliances in good working order will add appeal.
Have ready any information that buyers might find helpful when buying a home. For example, maintain a listing of the jobs that contractors have done on the property, along with the contact information for the contractors. Buyers are risking a lot of money on even a modest home, so they definitely want their questions answered. If you can answer them and put them at ease, you have a better chance of selling your property.
Selling your home isn’t a simple task, especially in today’s real estate market. There are many things to consider before, during and after putting a home on the market. However, the advice in this article will help you know what to expect during this sometimes difficult and stressful time.