The Northshore market is heating up, and everything appears to be in the seller’s favor. However, there’s no reason to think your home is going to sell no matter what; it takes a few savvy techniques to optimize your listing for the most value.
If you’re wondering just what those savvy techniques are, we’ve got you covered. Read on to learn the smart way to sell your home this season.
Know Your Market
Get to know the national housing market as well as the market in your area before listing your home. This year’s market is on the seller’s side as prices are high, and selection is low.
Bidding wars among buyers have been and will continue to be commonplace in particularly competitive markets like ours.
You can make the most of this seller-friendly market by fine-tuning your listing to the needs of local buyers. On the Northshore, sellers who prioritize the condition of their homes and make improvements before listing do best.
Because buyers who are unable to find a home in their top location due to prices and inventory concerns will gravitate toward well-kept properties in other areas, and see them as must-buys.
Be Ready to Sell
Knowing your local market will also help you set a competitive price point. With prices on the rise, it’s best to meet with an experienced firm to determine how you can get the most value for your home.
You certainly don’t want to price so high that no one takes a look at your home, but you don’t want to leave money on the table either.
List at the Right Time
If you haven’t listed your home yet, what are you waiting for? The prime home buying season has already begun. Families are eager to move into their preferred school districts before the start of the school year, and all buyers are taking advantage of the summer months to find their new abode.
Listing later in the year prevents you from making the most of buyer competition, which may lead to a lower overall sale and longer closing times.
Prioritize Curb Appeal
It’s hard to put a price tag on curb appeal, but we can assure you that it makes a big difference. Enhancing your home’s curb appeal doesn’t have to mean emptying your savings account.
Here are some simple, cost-effective ways to make sure your home makes the best first impression:
- Use the right plants for our region and season. A simple trip to your local nursery will help you determine which plants will thrive in our area, year after year.
- Use flowers to fill in sparse spots around the base of trees. Doing so creates a fuller, more colorful look.
- Upgrade your mailbox with decorative moulding or a brick column for a stately look.
Don’t Get Too Personal
Buyers want to feel like your house could be their new home. Make it easier for them to daydream about happy memories and fun by clearing out your personal items.
Go beyond family photos. Be sure to remove your pet’s toys, children’s items, and knick knacks.
The result should be a clean, neutral environment.
Stay Flexible About Showings
To benefit from this hot seller’s market, you want as many people as possible to see your home.
Being flexible to buyers can make all the difference. Sure, it might take up a little time, but when you have multiple offers coming in, you’ll be glad you opened up your schedule.
An experienced firm will help you price your home perfectly and guide you through multiple offer situations. The Williams Team has the local and national housing market expertise you need to make selling your home a success.