Your Selling Plan
Choose a Real Estate Representative
The knowledge and dedication of your real estate agent is crucial to the successful sale of your home. A great agent will ensure a smooth, successful and stress-free selling process.
Determine Your Selling Price and Bottom Line
Not only do you have to worry about selling your home, but you also have to think about where you are looking to buy. Determining a selling price is also important, but accepting an offer slightly below your asking price often leads to a quick sale. Your knowledgeable agent will ensure you are satisfied with the result of the sale. Your agent can help you through the entire negotiating process to ensure you get the best possible offer on your home. It is always important to know your bottom line and what you are willing to accept in an offer. This will help your negotiation process run as smoothly as possible.
Prepare Your Home
Homes that are not prepared for showings are one of the main reasons why people fail to sell their homes. If your home does not look its best, it will likely result in a sales disaster. You don't get a second chance at a first impression. Staging your home, whether on your own with some expert advice from your real estate representative, or by utilizing a home staging professional, is a vital step in ensuring a quick and successful sale.
Understand Your Market
Knowledge about local market conditions is important for a smooth sale. Being realistic to market conditions will position yourself favorably to sell your home. There is no substitute for a real estate professional for acquiring market information. Pay attention to the listing prices of homes in your area. Your real estate representative can provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis to help you properly price your home based on your local market conditions.
In todays market it is important to have an effective online presence. Most buyers begin their search online, and this trend is growing rapdily. Your real estate agent should have the tools necessary to expose your home to a wide range of online sources such as Facebook, Twitter, Kijiji, MLS, etc.