There are five main factors to consider when selling a home. These factors will greatly influence not only the final price you will get for the property, but also how quickly it will sell and how much tort you will suffer from the sale.
Throughout history it has been said that the three things to look for when buying property are (1) location, (2) location, and (3) location. There are positive and negative factors in almost every place. Suppose your property is right next to a fire station. You need the kind of marketer who can sell the benefits of not having to worry about your new home burning down, or perhaps the savings on fire insurance. Seriously, no matter where your property is located, there is a ready, willing and able buyer on the market. “Problems” with a property’s location can be overcome, you just need a hard working real estate agent to do it.
Your real estate agent and your company
Not all real estate agents are the same. Each of us takes different approaches to marketing our home. These range from as basic as listing the home on the MLS system and hoping it sells, to real estate agents actively marketing the home through newspaper and Internet advertising. You are likely to have a positive real estate experience if you choose a real estate agent who meets the following criteria:
- Personality. It’s hard to work with an agent you don’t like. You will not trust him/her, and the whole experience will be difficult. You have enough on your mind without having to argue and argue with your agent. It doesn’t matter how good an agent is… if they don’t like each other, then it won’t be a good experience.
- Availability. Having a full-time real estate agent (or a team of them) is vital to the successful sale of your home. If your real estate agent is not available to sell your home because he/she is “working a day,” how committed is that real estate agent to you?
- Work ethics. Just like any other professional in your life, you need a real estate agent who is organized, professional, and hard-working. Have you ever seen a lawyer show up to a case in sweatpants and a T-shirt? Or a doctor says; “I’m sorry, I can’t deliver your baby because I have a free time at 4:00 t”? How about an accountant who can’t manage his own finances? He should be able to expect the same level of professionalism from the agent he chooses to represent him.
By having a professional real estate agent working on your behalf, your entire experience will be more positive.
Are you flexible on the dates of possession? Is your property easy to show? Are you ready to negotiate on appliances or other personal property? This flexibility makes your home much more attractive to potential buyers. For example, many out-of-town buyers won’t even consider a home if possession isn’t flexible. First-time homebuyers often have to buy appliances with the house because they have to put all their savings toward a down payment. Where are they going to get $3000 to buy appliances?
Making a good first impression is important in selling a property. Painting the front door and trim, making sure the doorbell works, putting away furniture and clothing, and cleaning countertops and refrigerators are just a few of the little things that can be done to make properties more marketable. Just remember, cleanliness and pride of ownership will get you more money than used dirt.
Determining a price is more than choosing a number. This is a careful analysis of the property. There are many things that go into consideration when determining a price. In fact, it is often through the price that the shortcomings of the other factors are balanced. For example, if your home has been damaged by bad tenants, is difficult to access, is right next to a “drug den,” and is located between the city dump and the airport, then the home will need to be appraised. consequently. But be careful, although the price can solve almost all the inconveniences, it is not always the best solution.
Having a real estate agent be honest with you about these factors is important and could save you several thousand dollars.