The time has come that you are prepared to list your home for sale and sell it quickly for as much as possible. Here are some recommendations to help you take care of the selling of your home in today's market.
Price Your Home Expertly
It is always recommended that you start off your home sale in the right manner, and this should include pricing your home right. You don't want to incorrectly estimate your home's sale price because buyers in the market will recognize a home that is overpriced. An overpriced home will turn away any potential buyer and your home will sit on the market and become a stale listing. It is better to price your home accurately at the beginning instead of pricing it too high and having to adjust the price lower after a couple of weeks.
So, instead, you should look at the homes in your area that have sold recently to determine how much you should list your home for. You can hire a professional Realtor to help you do this, or you can arrange for a consultant fee with an agent to compile the data for you and recommend a home list price. The price similar homes have sold for recently in your area is an accurate price for what a buyer would be willing to pay for your home.
Be Willing to Negotiate
Another important factor to help you in the selling of your home is to be willing to negotiate with a buyer. When a buyer comes to view your home, the goal is to get them to make an offer to purchase. Whether or not the offer price is what you think they should pay is not as important as the fact that the buyer is submitting an offer. This means the buyer is interested in your home and if the price is not exactly what you would like, you can negotiate the price with them. With an offer that is too low, you can and should counter your offer a bit lower than your home's list price but up from where they are offering you.
Being able to negotiate with a buyer is one factor that makes selling your home so flexible. You can always change the terms of the offer to be closer to their price, but give in to some concessions on the contract to make it more attractive to their needs. As you and the buyer negotiate the sale in this process, you will eventually come to a meeting point where you can both agree on the terms. However, keep in mind that if the offer is still too low, especially if you need to pay off an existing mortgage, and you cannot get them to increase their offer price, you can always decline their offer and walk away from the deal. And if this happens, the buyer may realize they were being too inflexible and make another offer closer to your asking price and terms.
Contact a local real estate agent to learn more about how to sell your single-family home.