1. Price It Right
The best way to sell your home quickly and for the best price is to make sure that it is priced just right. Now this is easier said than done, because determining what a home should sell for isn’t a small task.
Pricing your home too low or too high can have big consequences. If you undervalue your home then it could end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars. On the other hand if you overvalue it, then the property might stay on the market much longer than you anticipated.
In order to make sure you have priced your home just right, you need make sure you are up-to-the-date on the statistics and
market analysis in Massachusetts. When working with a professional realtor they will have the latest data on home sales in your neighborhood. They will be able to tell you exactly what you can expect when it comes to your home. By having your home assessed and valued accurately by a realtor, you can be confident you won’t sell your home for less than it is worth.
2. Find a Top Negotiator
Sellers should remember that a buyer will have also be working with a professional realtor. They will also have an understanding of the latest market trends, statistics, and home valuations in your area. This is why you need to have someone who is a tough negotiator on your side.
Since they have access to the latest statistical information and market data then they will not only be able to help you when it comes to pricing your home. They will also be able to help you determine if an offer is too low or appropriate for the market in your area. Most importantly, they can effectively help you make a counter offer.
They will understand the dynamics of negotiations. With their assistance, you will be confident about accepting or declining an offer because it is based on an informed decision.
3. Make Repairs
You will want to fix everything that you can, but within reason. You want to make sure that the repairs help you get a higher sales price. While it may sound like a great investment, renovating a bathroom that is only a few years old could cost you more, and will likely not make a big impact on your return. In this case you will want to concentrate on other parts of the house.
You want to make repairs with this in mind. How much more will your home be worth with additional repairs or renovations? Are these repairs adding value? Try to make as many simple fixes as possible. For example, an easy fix is to
give your interior and exterior walls a fresh coat of paint. You should not underestimate the value of having bright and clean walls. You also want to repair to any light fixtures, faucets, or windows. This can be a simple swap and can quickly update your home.
Making repairs is key to having your home successfully sold because buyers will be turned off by a property that needs many small repairs. Sellers are often surprised that minor paint touch-ups, shampooed carpets, and clean rooms can often help clinch the sale.
4. Stage Your Home
A good realtor will help you attract the most qualified buyers. Having your home staged will help reel in buyers once they see your home. You can easily add on thousands of dollars to the selling price just by renting furniture and adding in modern or updated décor.
It should be noted that empty homes sell usually for less. Same with homes that appear out-of-date. You will want to create an environment that looks modern and inviting. That might include renting furniture, curtains, and lighting that make marketing the home easier.