The Tampa and Miami areas continued in February to have among the nation’s largest increases in home prices when compared to a year earlier, according to a report released Tuesday. The Tampa area saw a 32.6

Selling Your House Soon? Here’s What To Do

In an ideal world, selling your home should be relatively stress-free. All you would have to do is list your house, find a potential buyer, complete the transaction, and hand over your keys.

Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Selling a home can get complex, and in some instances, you might need some help to ensure it goes smoothly. Statistics show that the number of existing homes will rise to over 6 million by 2023, making it the perfect time to put your home on the market. But before you do, you need to be prepared as a seller and put in place the factors that could help you maximize your profits. Here are some smart tips to help you when selling your home.

  1. Work with an experienced agent

When selling your home, you might be tempted to close the deal by yourself to save on paying any commissions or agent fees. However, that can be of great disservice to you, especially if you are a first-time seller and don’t have enough insight into how the real estate industry works. An experienced real estate agent does many tasks to earn that commission. They have good negotiation and presentation skills that sway a buyer’s decision and help you get the best offers. They also know how to stage your home to make it more attractive to potential buyers. 

Thanks to the internet, you can easily research potential real estate agents you might want to work with when selling your home. You can check out their websites or online profiles to know how long they’ve been working in the industry, their sales, and how much they charge. You must also pay close attention to how they present themselves professionally. Lastly, you should read through reviews and ask trusted family and friends for recommendations. 

  1. Use professional photos

One of the best ways to get potential buyers for your home is by using quality marketing photos to attract them. You can hire a photographer or ask your real estate agent for any suggestions if you don’t have any. The fee might vary depending on the size of your home and how many pictures you want.

When hiring a photographer, ensure that you find one with a good reputation and a solid portfolio to boot. A skillful photographer should know how to make rooms appear bigger, well-lit, and more attractive. 

  1. Use digital marketing strategies

Most modern-day home buyers will likely use online platforms when searching for homes. Therefore, it would be best to reach your target audience online if you want to put up your home for sale at a quick turnaround time. Popular sites like Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, HomeFinder, and even Facebook are great places to get started depending on which type of buyers you would like to attract. If you plan on relying on online real estate sites to attract potential buyers, ensure that you find the type of website that suits your needs and you are comfortable with using.

  1. Get a pre-sale home inspection

Although it’s not mandatory to get one, having a pre-sale home inspection conducted is a smart choice. A fully conducted inspection report will identify any current and future problems with your home before you sell it. Although pre-sale inspections come at a relatively high cost, they are completely worth it. A home inspection will also put you ahead of your potential buyer. This is because you can fix all identified problems before putting your house on the market, ensuring that sellers see no faults. It would be best if you wanted your house to sell as quickly as possible without any hitches. 

  1. Set a realistic price

The real estate market is extremely competitive, and many modern buyers have access to a lot of information, especially regarding pricing. Therefore, you must set a price that satisfies all parties involved. To get the perfect price for your home, you would need to do a lot of research. You can start by comparing prices on similar homes in your neighborhood. You can also have your home valued to give you an estimate. 

When your home is well-priced, you wouldn’t have to worry about reducing your price to attract buyers. Constant price reductions can give the impression that something is wrong with your home. 

These tips should help you sell your home whenever you are ready to. By working with an agent, having your home inspected, and staging your home well, you will have buyers at your door in no time.

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