Standout Seller: The Guide to Make Your Home Selling Experience Enjoyable
by Mashum Mollah Real Estate 09 January 2019
When it comes to selling your home, there are a lot of things you will need to do in order to prepare. However, if you make it difficult for someone to buy your home, then chances are they may simply walk away from the sale and you’ll be stuck with your home for a longer period of time. Instead of putting yourself at risk, being a standout seller can help make your home more attractive to potential buyers. While you don’t want to bend over backward and give the potential buyer everything they ask for, here are some of the best ways you can be a standout seller and get your home sold quickly.
The first thing you need to do to be a standout seller is to price your home accurately. This means looking at what homes are selling for in your area and then price your home accordingly. If your home is priced too high compared to other houses in your neighborhood, then you’ll have a hard time finding someone who wants to purchase your home. Talk to a realtor and have them pull the comps in your area and let you know what a reasonable price would be for your home. It may also be a good idea to have your home appraised to ensure you’re not asking for too much (or even too little). This way, you can be competitive about the way you price your home.
Find a realtor you’re comfortable with:
Your realtor will play a vital role in your home’s sale, and it’s important for you to find a realtor you’re comfortable with. After all, if you have questions, you want to ensure you are being told the answers you need to know. Plus, you want a realtor who is honest and has your best interests in mind, and who will help you make the right decisions for your home and its sale. Feel free to talk with a variety of realtors until you find the one you’re comfortable with, and then use that person to help you make the best sale possible for your home.
Chances are your home isn’t perfect but trying to lie about features in your home will only come back to haunt you. Instead, if you’re an honest seller, it will help you be a standout seller. This will show the potential buyers that you are willing to be honest about your home and its features, such as the year the HVAC system, roof, siding, etc. have been installed. This will help the potential buyer determine if there are things that need to be accounted for in their offer, such as asking for a lower price. If you are dishonest in any part of your home’s sale, understand that it could make you take longer to sell your home.
Make the right accommodations:
When you are selling your home, the potential buyer will have a variety of questions and amendments added to the contract, and it’s up to you to make the right accommodations. For instance, if the potential buyer is worried about the age of your roof, then it’s a good idea for you to talk about either replacing it for them or giving them money back on their purchase. By showing that you’ll work with the buyer, you’ll make the experience go by faster and you’ll have an easier time finding a buyer who wants to purchase your home.
However, keep in mind that if you’re going to be accommodating, you want to ensure you’re doing it with your best interests in mind too. If the potential buyer is trying to take advantage of you, there’s nothing wrong with saying no or turning them away. After all, you don’t want to be so accommodating that you give your home away for free.
Leave a gift:
Once you’ve made a sale in your home, you can be that extra standout seller by leaving a gift behind for the new owner. Items like gift baskets, Jewel Candles, or even a bottle of champagne can go a long way for the people who are now calling your house home.
Selling a home can be a stressful experience but making it harder on yourself or potential buyers are not going to make it better. Instead, using these tips will make you a standout seller and allow you to have an easier time selling your home.