Happy Thursday Afternoon Readers!
We have been quite busy here in the Real Estate Industry. With home prices all over Ohio steadily rising, and mortgage rates still at an all time low – it has been a perfect environment for both sellers and buyers alike. When Josh and I meet with sellers we sit down and discuss matters both big and small. When you are selling your home, one of your biggest investments, there is not detail too small! After our last appointment, I wanted to recap a few important discussion points that will be helpful if you’ve been thinking about selling!
1) Make sure that you are certain that you want to sell your home!
Now is not the time to have one foot in the door and one foot on the way out! When you and your family decide that it is the time to make a move, make up your mind and be confident in your decision to sell your home, and start the process. When you are ready to start the process call a Realtor, (Me 🙂 )! I know that selling your home may not always be an easy decision. There are more than a million factors that go into selling a home, but the biggest one is your emotional attachment to your home, and being ready to let go. While your memories are near and dear to your heart, you must be ready to move past them and make decisions based on solid selling advice from your Realtor, and not clouded by emotions. This first step is so important in moving towards getting your home sold, and can often be hard for a seller. That is what we are here for, as your Real Estate Professionals.
2) Pricing Your Home!
This point ties in directly with discussion point #1. When speaking with your Realtor, know that they have done extensive research on the value of your home (or at least we do). It is extremely important that you price your home based upon fair market value, and not how you feel about your home. It is crucial for you to remember that a buyer will only be willing to pay fair market for your home, and they do not have the emotional attachment that you may have. There are several factors that we use to determine a home’s value, but feelings on a home do not get factored in unfortunately.
3) All Things, Both Big And Small Matter!
A lot of sellers we meet focus on the “big” ticket items in their home in an effort to get a sale. While larger upgrades, depending on the location of your home, are very relevant – so are the smaller things as well! Stainless Steel appliances can go a long way in a kitchen in areas that the market is used to this being the norm, but what about your faucets, cabinet hardware, and sink? When getting your home ready to sell, it is important to think about the smaller items because often times they are just as important as the larger ones! Another great thing about making small changes to your home is that often time buyers actually appreciate the little things, and they don’t break the bank!
These 3 discussion items are the most common that we encounter when meeting with sellers. These items are both smart, and will put you in a position of strength when it comes to selling your home. Josh and I always tell our clients that in negotiating, it is always better to negotiate from a position of strength. We always put our clients’ needs first, and to help them accomplish their goals it is imperative that we help give them the tools to do so!
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