All experts agree that hiring a real estate agent is the best way to sell your house for two reasons one, it will speed up the process and second, you will get the highest possible price. You may want to sell your to upgrade, downsize or relocate. No matter what the reason for selling your house, the real estate agent will best represent your home and cater to your needs and interests.
If you are looking for a real estate agent to sell your home, ask your friends, family members, or relatives for a referral. Word of mouth advertising is often the best way to ensure you will be satisfied with a real estate agent. Other ways to find a great agent is to contact a well known real estate office, like Remax or Coldwell Banker and work with one of their affiliated agents. If you have experienced success with a particular company in the past, contact them for a referral to one of their in-house agents.
After hiring the services of a real estate agent, you need to start working on your home. It is important to properly clean, maintain and upgrade the house so that you can showcase it in the best possible light. Also, make sure you don’t ask for a price that far exceeds the size or location of the home. This is another area where your real estate agent will help you arrive at the right asking price that suits your needs as well as the condition, size and location of the home.
Unless the house is sparkling clean it will not fetch the highest profit possible. So, it pays to give each room a good scrub and beautify the exterior of the home. Most potential buyers form their first impression from the outside and that is the lasting impression. It is worthwhile employing a cleaning agency, if you do not have the time to do the cleaning yourself.
Special care should be taken to ensure that each room in your home looks as specious as possible. Removal of excess furniture is essential in this regard. Even big rooms look small due to the owner’s penchant for stuffing it up with many pieces of furniture, and other items that take up space. Furniture that covers up most part of the room should be removed. Keeping these factors in mind would attract the attention of the potential buyer of your home. If you do not know what to do with the excess items, contact a storage facility that will store these for a charge.
Make an effort to “de-personalize” your home so that potential buyers can see their families in your house. Houses that lack personal photographs or items that denote the interests and activities of the current residents tend to sell quicker and for a higher price than houses of comparable size that is filled with personal mementoes of its residents.
The exterior is most important at the time of selling your home. It is said that majority of the buyers make up their mind as they enter the gate. So, make sure the deck or patio is very impressive and the furniture is thoroughly clean.
These are the most important factors to be kept in mind for a successful sale of a house. This way you would make the maximum money on the sale of your house. All it requires is to put an effort into making your house look good, and time for readying it up for the listing on the market. This will in turn affect its selling price and cut the time taken for a successful sale.