The best way to sell your home is by being thoroughly prepared. Besides gathering all of the documents such as permits, mortgage balance, warranties and instruction manuals, you should also think of ways to maximize financial gain while minimizing on stress and energy. Here is what you should consider:
Hiring a Professional
Selling a home isn’t an easy job and even if you are qualified to do it, you still need a helping hand. Objective and professional advice is always welcome, especially when our budget is at stake. Hiring the best man or woman for the job isn’t that easy as well.
You should be wary of amateurs and greedy realtors which do not do their job right. To check qualification, simply ask for references and previous experience. Carefully observe the realtor while interviewing them, choose the ones that are honest, hard-working and flexible to suggestions and collaborations.
You don’t want your potential buyer performing a camera sewer inspection and finding tree roots clogging a sewer pipe. This is why inspections are necessary before you put the house on market. This gives you, the realtor and the buyers a peace of mind and in some cases can increase home value.
The holy 5 inspection points for a home are: chimney, well water, septic, pesticide and radon. Ensure that the people inspecting will be certified and be open to suggestions from realtors and contractors. Home inspections can save us on some money and unwanted embarrassment.
Increase Home Value
There are a number of ways you can increase home value and fortunately some of them require small investments and can be taken care of with a simple DIY project.
Before you sell your home, you should look into making some repairs or renovations. If done properly, renovating your home can be a huge investment return. Take a look at your budget and consult with your realtor to decide what kind of renovations you should take on.
People typically invest in their curb appeal, energy efficiency, upgrade their kitchen or bathroom. One, of the best ways to increase your home’s value is by finishing your basement. However, there are important things to consider when finishing your basement. This includes the layout, plumbing and your budget.
The Right Time
Some homes shouldn’t be sold instantly. First of all, the time of year has a very important role for real estate. Usually people decide to sell homes in the spring because it is a time of joy and of easily accomplished home staging. Staging a home before you show it can increase chances of purchase. This is because fragrance, amount of light, wall colors and garden condition have an impact on the buyer’s perception. Another factor in choosing the right time for selling your home is finances. Sometimes the market can work against us and if not, our mortgage plans and budget can accomplish instead. It is best to consult with a realtor and an accountant to look at your financial situation from a different angle.