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Things To Remember When Getting Ready To Sell Your Home

Many times, needing to sell your house could be a result of a life change.  Whether it be downsizing, a divorce or financial difficulties, making drastic changes in life can be very stressful. Selling your property should not add to those burdens. One way to help make the process of selling as easy as possible is to prepare your property before listing it. Below are some tips to help you do just that.

Take Care of Needed Repairs

Home ownership can be expensive. While living in a home, we tend to only repair the direst of issues. But if there are structural issues that can make the house unsafe, those are needed repairs that should be taken care of before listing your property. Whether it be issues with stairs, windows that don’t open or close, a bad roof, or leaks in pipes, these types of issues could make your property difficult to sell. Things like paint or carpet are cosmetic and usually do not deter potential buyers from considering properties of interest. Most people look at cosmetic changes as their way of putting their personal touch on their new property so it won’t deter a potential buyer when they are looking.

Understand How Much Your House Is Worth

It can be difficult to put a price on years of memories but in order to sell your home, it has to be done. Being realistic and understanding true property value can prevent you from pricing it too high and potentially not being able to sell it quickly.

If you have a loan on the property, make sure you take that into account when trying to set a price for your property. Your Fernandina Beach Realtor will be able to pull comparable homes in the area to help you come up with a value that is acceptable to you and within the price point of homes in the local area.

Every homeowner wants to make a profit when selling their property so remember to factor in repairs, realtor commissions, closing fees, and any other expenses you incur when trying to figure out your profit. Just remember that if you go for a very high price, you may be put in a position where you begin feeling desperate if your house stays on the market too long.  With desperation comes negotiation and that could mean less profit for you.  

So, remember to be realistic in your asking price and take the emotion out of the initial listing discussion with your realtor.

Things to Remember When Preparing to Sell Your House

Some things to remember when preparing to put your house on the market:

  1. First and foremost, only make the needed repairs.  Try not to spend more than needed on cosmetic changes.  Start the process with a plan of the absolute must be done repairs and stick to that plan.
  2. Second, know your area and be realistic about what your home is worth. Try not to let emotion dictate your desired price. The last thing you want is your house being priced too high and sitting on the market longer than needed.  
  3. Third, speak to your realtor about putting together a plan for the sale so you know what to expect. They are there to help you through the process and make it as comfortable for you as possible. 

Why Choose Summer House Realty

In choosing a realtor, make sure to pick one that is trustworthy, honest, familiar with your area and available to you when you need them. Here at Summer House Realty, we pride ourselves on being an extension of your family. We listen to our clients and try to provide them with support as they deal with the stresses of selling their property. We are local and can answer your questions about this process. Give us a call today and let us know how we can help you sell your home. Call us now at (904) 557-3020, or if you are in Georgia call us at (706) 955-6436.

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