Real Estate Tips for First Time Home Sellers

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Real Estate Tips for First Time Home Sellers

Posted by HomeHunt on September 13, 2021

What to Know as First Time Home Sellers

Your time in your current home has come to an end and now it is time to sell. First time home sellers may feel overwhelmed and stressed during this process. To alleviate some of the stress you may be feeling, our team at HomeHunt put together some tips to make the process go as smoothly as possible. 

Pricing is Everything for First Time Home Sellers

It is never wise to price your home too high, then have to reduce it later. A listing agent can help you price your home accurately and ensure that it is priced accordingly to other homes in your neighborhood. Your agent will analyze comparable sales and prepare an estimate of value for a comparative market analysis. 

Staging Boosts Appeal

Staging your home is an important step in the home selling process and helps potential buyers envision living in the space. The less furniture and personal items in the house, the better. Consider hiring a professional home stager to make your home look the best it can during real estate photos and in-person walkthroughs.

Complete Home Repairs Before Listing

It is smart to make certain repairs in advance before the home inspection. Some easy fixes include a running toilet, leaky faucet, old water heater, or anything else that may be flagged by a home inspector.

Pick the Right Day to List Your Home

The perfect day and time period will depend on your community, the weather, time of year, your state, and the present real estate market. You want to pick a day that presents your home in the best way possible and makes a good impression on the real estate market. 

Inform Yourself on Your Agent’s Real Estate Commission

Before you hire an agent, discuss their commission rate and ensure that it is reasonable before hiring them. This is the person you will be working with all the way until closing; make sure they are giving you a good price and that they have positive recommendations.

Be Flexible with Home Showings

Once your home is listed on the market, potential buyers will start to book home showings. It is important to be flexible with home showings and accommodate to the buyer’s schedule. If they want to come to your house on a weekend, make that happen. The more accommodating you are, the faster your home will sell.

Hire Professional Photographers

Professional real estate photography goes a long way when selling your home. Your listing agent should be the one to provide a photographer, but if they do not, make sure you hire a professional to photograph your home. Real estate photographers know how to capture your home in the best light and make your space look the best it can on online listings.

Be Prompt with Your Response to a Purchase Offer

Once you receive a purchase offer, respond quickly to the offer to ensure the buyer does not change their mind. If it is an offer you are happy with, accept it quickly to move the process along in a timely manner.
Selling a home for the first time may feel overwhelming. Let our team of professional realtors guide you through the process and limit the stress you may be feeling. Contact us today!

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