Pricing Your Home
When you want to sell your home, whatever the reason, you want to ensure that it is priced at fair market value. When a property is overpriced, it often stays on the market for a long time, enduring multiple price reductions. This will give potential buyers the idea that something must be wrong with the property that is preventing it from being sold and deters buyers from even considering it. In the long run, you will have wasted a lot of time and may end up having to sell for less than market value. If you under-price your property, then it is likely you will get a very quick sale, though you will not be getting fair market value out of your property.
Proper pricing is important, and I can help you find the appropraite price point to gain interest in your property and ensure it will sell for what it is worth. I will show you a Comparative Market Analysis, which tells you various things about other properties similiar to yours. This is valuable information and includes what buyers are willing to pay, what other sellers have been asking, and perhaps even what buyers are not willing to pay.
It is also important to realize that in pricing your property, you are determining what it is worth, not what you paid for it and what you put into it. Renovations are a great way to increase what your property is worth, but you must realize that you will likely not see a dollar-for-dollar return on your investment.
There are alot of factors that determine that value of a property. I have a solid grasp on market conditions in the area, and will be able to offer you sound advice on what your property should be listed at. The proper price point is important when selling Real Estate; without it; your property could still be on the market several months and price reductions in the future.
Marketing Your Home
Everyone wants to sell their home for the highest possible value and in the shortest amount of time. However, very few people take the time at the beginning of the process to help make that happen. Yes, many people make repairs or upgrades, tidy their houses and even do some staging and then throw up a sign in their front yard and wait for buyers to show up. Sometimes that strategy works and sometimes it doesn't. What does work on a consistent basis is a well though out marketing plan. A marketing plan helps you to ensure that as many people as possible know you're selling your home, which gives you the best chance of the right buyer discovering their new home in yours.
The first person you need to add to your team is a qualified Realtor. As a Realtor, I could advise you on what your home is worth, give you simple staging advice, such as what to include/excluse at the price you want to list at, and what repairs should be done prior to going on the market. It is in your best interest to be completely honest with your Realtor; after all, it is my responsibility to have your best interests in mind. I will need to know certain things, such as any financial constraints, your preferred timeline and any pertinent reasons for moving to better serve you. The more I know about you and your requirements, the better I am able to serve you and help you get the price you want in the timeframe you want it in.
I will have a comprehensive marketing plan, that I will be able to customize to fit your specific needs and can explain in detail to you, at one of our first meetings. If as many people as possible are to know about your home for sale, then enlisting a Realtor brings a wealth of experience in marketing homes and other contacts.
If you are looking for a Realtor in the Grey-Bruce area to help sell your home, please give me a call to discuss how I can help you!