SELLING WITH JESSIE LEE REAL ESTATE
Our homes are a big part of our lives, we have watched our kids grow in our houses and have a collection of many nostalgic memories. Selling a house is always a huge and important step in someone’s life’s journey. We at Jessie Lee Real Estate work through a very refined process to help our clients get a smooth sale process. The first step is always a great marketing strategy to attract the right buyers. Below are a few extra tips that will be very helpful in selling your home
1. THE PRICE
The right price is a matter of good research and advice from expert real estate agents. Avoid underpricing and overpricing by all means. Ask your agent to guide you through a competitive market analysis; this helps establish a strategic sale price based on recent sales statistics in your area.
2. SELECT A GOOD AGENT
Select a good real estate agent
Pick an agent who has expertise in selling in your area. Be sure to discuss the listing contract and local market statistics. Don’t just pick an agent based on their home value estimate, this is not always the right decision. Also, agents in teams tend to offer more due to their clustered expertise.
3. HAVE A PLAN
There are very many items involved in the sale process and things can get stressful very easily especially if you don’t have a plan. Your plan should help you decide your agent, the price, how to prepare your home, arranging to move, when to list and so on.
4. WEB LISTINGS
Most buyers search for homes online, it is therefore very important to make sure your home has a clear and precise presence online with all the cool features clearly visible. Good photos and great descriptions make a big difference. Work with your listing agent to make sure your home is well represented online.
5. HOME PREPARATION
You might not be able to make your home perfect but putting max effort into improving the visual appeal of your house is massively critical. Take time to fix anything that’s broken and pep up everything else including faucets, tiles, loose doorknobs, hinges, walls, ceilings, windows, paint, the lawn, hedges, gardens, sidewalks…etc.
AND THERE‘S MORE
Think like the buyer: this is where help from others come in handy, invite friends to walk through your home and give you honest feedback on the look of your house. Declutter as much as possible, eliminate any odors & attend every space. It might also help to hire a professional home stager to help.
Determine what’s important to you: for some getting the right price has a higher priority than closing quickly. What is important to you? Lower closing costs, attracting multiple offers, fewer contingencies, inspection etc. Make sure to communicate your priorities to your agent.
For many people, negotiating the transaction is complex because it is an art that involves creativity and an awareness of many numbers. Your real estate agent is the best help to arrive at the best deal. Closely review every offer and every detail of the offer with your real estate agent before making a decision.