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Friday, July 12, 2013

Sell your house: 4 tips every home seller should know

If you've been on the fence about selling your home, now is the time! With high demand and low inventory for homes, values are rising faster than ever and home owners are recognizing that it is the perfect time to sell your home.

The selling process can sometimes be quite stressful but with the right steps you can sell your home hassle free and still get the value you deserve.  I talked to some real estate agents from RANLife Real Estate about the home selling process.  Below are the tips they recommended:

Start with an inspection

You may think everything in your house is perfect, but things can go wrong that you may not even be aware of.  Save time and money by having an inspection done prior to putting your home on the market so that the buyer has no reason to hesitate or negotiate a lower sales price.  By taking care of this problem before hand you could save hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

De-Clutter, and De-Personalize

When selling your home, first impression is the most important factor.  You are going to be moving anyway, so why not start packing now? By clearing out closets and freeing up living space not only will it attract buyers but it will make the stress of moving easier in the end.  Also, start by taking down lots of family photos and personalized memorabilia.  This makes it easier to buyers to envision their family and personal belongings in the home.

Put yourself in the buyers shoes

Walk up to your front door and ask yourself, would you be enticed to come in and look at this home? Do you feel welcomed?  If not, try adding some simple additions to your landscaping to burst that curb appeal.  Sometimes as simple as adding a new welcome mat and rearranging furniture can help a home feel open and inviting.

Price your property right according to market value

It's good to do some research on your own and find out what similar homes are selling for in your area but the best resource is to talk to a real estate agent directly.  An agent can give you a Comparative Market Analysis on your home to find out its exact value.  This is important because if your home is priced too high it will deter buyers from even taking a look at it and if your home is priced too low you may not get the equity out of it you deserve.  Real estate agents will be able to give you the best advice on pricing your home to sell in the current market.

To talk to an agent, get more information on selling your home, or for any questions please visit ranliferealestate.com.  One of their qualified agents can give you the most update to date market information on buying, selling, or the value of your home.


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