When it comes to the bottom line, homeowners need to know what it takes to avoid costly mistakes when it’s time to move. Being mindful and prepared for the process can help you stay on the right track when selling your house this year.
1. Price Your Home Right. You have to sell your home to a buyer and to the buyer's bank
When inventory is low, like it is in the current market, it’s common to think buyers will pay whatever we ask when setting a listing price. Believe us or not, that’s not always the case. Don’t forget that the buyer’s bank will send an appraiser to determine the fair value for your house. The bank will not lend more than what the house is worth, so be aware that you might need to renegotiate the price after the appraisal. We will help you set the true value of your Frisco home for sale or your Prosper home sale.
2. Keep Your Emotions in Check
homeowners are living in their houses for a longer period of time. Since 1985, the average tenure, or the time a homeowner has owned their home, has increased from 5 to 10 years This is several years longer than what used to be the historical norm. The side effect, however, is when you stay in one place for so long, you may get even more emotionally attached to your space. If it’s the first home you bought or the house where your children grew up, very likely it is very special to you. Every room has memories
For some homeowners, that makes it even harder to negotiate and separate the emotional value of the house from the fair market price. That’s why you need Brian and Melinda Stitzinger with Joyce Sutherland to help you with the negotiations along the way. We are experts in your Aubrey home for sale and Little Elm home for sale
3. Stage Your Home Properly
We’re generally quite proud of our décor and how we’ve customized our houses to make them our own unique homes. But, not all buyers will feel the same way about your design. That’s why it’s important to make sure you stage your house with a buyer in mind.
Buyers want to envision themselves in the space so it truly feels like it could be their own. They need to see themselves inside with their furniture and keepsakes – not your pictures and decorations. Stage and declutter so they can visualize their own dreams as they walk down the hall. We have home stagers who can help you with tips to get your home ready to stage and sell in Frisco homes for sale, McKinney homes for sale and Plano homes for sale. Let's Talk!
Today’s market might be your best chance to make a move. If you’re considering selling your house, let’s connect so you have the help need to navigate through the process while prioritizing these must-do’s.