Once you have decided to list your home, it is best to contact an estate agent to help with the legalities and best practices for moving your home off the market quickly. It can be a tricky road to navigate if you aren’t sure what you are doing. Knowing how much to ask and what to negotiate are all best left up to professionals like those at Doorsteps. Before deciding to list your home as “For Sale By Owner” consider some of these aspects that make deciding to list with an agent a no-brainer.
- Market Value. The real estate market is an ever changing entity, and it would be a difficult task to assess your home’s value without the knowledge of an agent. Remember that they list multiple homes on any given day in many neighbourhoods. An agent like those at Doorstep Agents can best help assess your home’s value based on these factors as well as the market value getting you the best price for your home. Going it alone can lead to overpricing, scaring off potential buyers or low-balling leading lookers to think they may be underlying issues you aren’t disclosing.
- It’s All About the Timing. You may not be aware that listing your home successfully can be affected by factors such as the time of year and even the time of day. For most areas, the best time to list a home is during winter months. Your realtor knows when the busy season is for your area and can help you decide the best time to list to get the most looks and highest selling price. Sometimes a successful listing can even come down to the time of day or even day of the week you first decide to list your house for sale.
- Appeal to the Buyer’s Market. Your realtor knows what buyers are looking for and can make suggestions to help you boost your home’s appeal for a quicker sale at a great price. Realtors represent buyers and sellers, and their experience with buyers could save you a lot of time and headache by getting your home sold and off the market. Assuming your home is fine the way it is could prolong the listing time and prevent you from making the sale. The longer a home sits on the market the harder they seem to be to sell.
For more advice on listing your home contact Doorsteps today.