Seven Tips For Selling Your Northwest Valley Home Faster and For More Money
If you want to sell your house fast and for more money our 7 tip series shows you how to do it:
Tip 1: It’s important to get a professional home inspection and roof inspection. I often recommend fixing any health or safety issues prior to going on the market. It’s also a good idea to get a termite inspection before you go on the market. Why? One, you’ll know what’s wrong. You’re gonna know what needs to be fixed and you have the option to fix prior to going on the market. Any big ticket items are going to cost money, it’s better to know in advance. Take repair costs into account for your bottom line and avoid having to fix issues that are not truly issues, this shows that you are transparent and have nothing to hide, and it lets you know what types of loans you can accept and the consequences of doing so.
Tip 2: Get your home appraised by a licensed, certified local appraiser who knows the area. This takes the guesswork out of pricing. It ensures proper negotiations are made upfront regarding price returns in the contract if your home appraises higher or lower than the agreed upon contract price. The bank won’t loan on anymore than the home appraises for. It ensures you don’t overprice your home and that you don’t under price your home. Remember, a zestiamte is not an accurate value of your home. It’s an algorithm and it does not take into consideration things like upgrades, views, lot size, location, age of the home, et cetera.
Tip 3: Get your home staged, or do semi-staging both inside and out. Your home will sell faster, and it should sell for more money. On average, around 6% more. And by staging properly, buyers can see themselves living in the home, and not just look at your decorations. You’ll get the most bang for your buck by making adjustments in the carpets and paint, if necessary.
Tip 4: Require the buyer to have a to be determined underwritten approval, never just a pre-qualification. This ensures that the underwriter has already seen the entire file and approved it. They’ve seen and approved things like buyers’ taxes, W2’s, they verified employment, and seen the bank statements. By doing this, you take the risk out of a buyer falling out of escrow, because they truly do not quality to purchase your home.
Tip 5: Offer a one year home warranty to the buyers. This gives the buyer assurance that if any issues come up after close of escrow, they will get it fixed for a nominal fee. The buyers feel comfortable knowing a licensed professional will take care of the issue. And, it takes the buyer’s worries away about having to come up with additional money later on that they don’t necessarily have.
Tip 6: Have all disclosures in hand prior to going on the MLS. This is important because it saves you time and money. There’s less chance of buyers remorse or fallout. It also keeps buyers away who may have problems with any disclosed items.
Tip 7: Be as flexible as possible with showings and have the home show ready. You want your home sold, so make it as available as possible. Don’t give a buyer the opportunity to fall in love with another home when the could have fallen in love with yours first. Many buyers stop after they found the one. Be sure your home is nice and clean. If a buyer sees a home that is dirty and unkempt, they will assume you have not properly maintained your home.
Desert Charm Living Real Estate Team
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