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Selling Like A Pro With This Basic Tips

Jul 12

Selling Like A Pro With This Basic Tips

Two absolute basics for selling real estate in today's market are to have a realistic point of view about sales prices in the areas in which you are selling and to have a firm understanding of where your own bottom line lies. Your own bottom line, the least amount you are willing to accept for your real estate, will depend on a number of factors, including sales prices, and keeping these factors in mind , as discussed in the following article, can help sellers navigate their real estate sales.

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You should challenge your real estate tax bill because most municipalities wind up changing the value once they see your evidence. Because the appraiser is trying to value everything based on one set of standards for the entire area, his data is not as specific as what you can show for recent sales near your property.

 

You should hire your own real estate agent to represent you. An agent that works for both the buyer and the seller can possibly have a conflict of interest. Ask friends to recommend an agent to you. Interview several agents and make sure you are comfortable with the person you choose. A knowledgeable agent is an invaluable resource.

 

When selling your home, have a real estate appraisal done before you meet with a realtor. An appraiser uses some of the same information that a real estate agent does, but is an independent assessor of value. An appraiser can give you a reasonable idea of what you can expect for your home, as well as show you proof of his or her findings.

 

In today's real estate market, updating your home can make all the difference. Updates can be as simple as re-painting walls or replacing fixtures. Update your kitchen cabinets with a coat or paint or replace the carpet in just one room. This will help move you toward a quicker sale.

 

When selling, keep your house staged in a ready state to attract buyers. People want to be able to imagine themselves in a home when they are considering buying. A warm home still filled with pictures, and furnishings will allow the prospective buyer a chance to see their items in place of yours. A cold, empty sterile property is not an inviting place to live.

 

Clear off your counters. Remove everything from your kitchen and bathroom countertops. A prospective buyer needs to have a good idea of the available counter space, and this is impossible when it's full of clutter. Also, make sure that the counters are sparkling. If you have tile countertops, clean the grouting, or replace it completely if it's stained or discolored.

 

Real estate sellers can successfully navigate today's real estate market by starting with a realistic appraisal of where they stand in terms of the market in which they are selling and starting out with a number in their own heads representing the least amount of money they can accept for a piece of real estate. As discussed, various key factors must be considered in arriving at this bottom line number.