It doesn’t matter whether you choose to sell your home in a buyer’s or seller’s market. You can still get your asking price if you follow a few simple tips. Don’t let an inexperienced real estate agent or a persistent buyer convince you that you need to take a loss on your North Carolina home.
No one wants to buy someone else’s home. A buyer needs to be able to look around the living room and envision where they will put their own sofa. They want to see their own child’s furniture in a bedroom, not the trophies your child has collected over the years.
Selling your home is not your opportunity to show prospective buyers how you decorated the house or how successful you have been in your life. Take your personal belongings out of the house before you show it to buyers and watch how fast you get offers.
Instead of spending thousands of dollars remodeling a bathroom you will never use or purchasing expensive new appliances for the next homeowner to enjoy, spend your money wisely. Buyers would rather purchase a blank slate that they can decorate than a home that someone else spent a lot of money renovating. By painting the walls a neutral color and replacing the hardware on your cabinets, you can give your home a fresh look that will be more appealing to buyers than a completely remodeled bathroom. You’ll also be more likely to recoup your investment if you make basic upgrades.
Selling a home is easier if you follow these tips and have a team of professionals on your side. Real estate agents help you choose a reasonable price for your home and market it to prospective buyers. Lawyers review contracts and ensure your interests are represented in the deal. It’s easy to get overwhelmed trying to everything on your own. Fortunately, there are professionals ready and waiting to help.