Have a Pre-Inspection Done
This simple action alone could save you thousands of dollars. A home inspection will turn up a lot of simple, and sometimes a few major, fixes that the buyer could potentially use against you during the negotiation process. Be proactive and take care of these items before the buyer even walks in the door.
Put Yourself in the Buyers’ Shoes
Shop around in your local market. See what others are selling their homes for, and what you could get for the asking price of your home. This helps you to objectively place a value on your property.
Price Your Property According to Market Value
Before you put your house on the market, it’s wise to talk to a professional real estate agent. They will be able to provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis on your home to determine its value. If you price your home comparable to others in your neighborhood, it will catch buyer’s attention. If the price tag is too high, it may slow down the amount of offers coming in and leave your house on the market too long. If your home is priced too low, you won’t get the full value of what it’s worth.
Clean, De-Clutter and Prepare to Move!
To many home buyers, it’s all about the first impressions. Not setting the stage when that first buyer walks through the door could cost you a sale. Don’t wait until your home is already on the market. Start packing now. You’re moving anyway, right? This will help de-clutter your home and also minimize the workload when you move to your new home.
Ready to Buy, Sell & Move?
If you’re ready, contact Quicken Loans and when you’re finally ready to move visit Penske Truck Rental.com and call 1-800-GO-PENSKE for a high-quality moving truck, moving supplies, and expert moving advice.
Editor’s Note: This is an edited guest post written by Kim Sawchuk. She writes for the Quicken Loans Zing! Blog and works for In-House Realty, a sister company of Quicken Loans. Reused with permission.