Putting your home for market is a daunting task. From cleaning your home, making repairs, and staging your home for market, there’s a lot you need to know about where to begin.
What are the biggest items to pay attention to?
1. The Summer Selling Rush.
With over 60% home being bought and purchased from May to August, there’s no time like the present to place your house on the market. Take advantage of the housing boom, and low interest rates, where buyers are willing to pay top dollar for residential homes in the Triangle.
2. Pre-listing Your Home
Pre-listing your home on Zillow or other home buying sites elicits a buzz before it goes on the market. Be sure to pose your best photographs and include as much information as you can about the benefits of living in the community.
3. Put Your Best Foot Forward
A fresh coat of paint or change in color pallet can increase the visibility of your home, putting it in the spotlight. Clean out as much clutter from the interior of your home, and make time for smaller repairs that will make a big difference. These jobs may include: interior and exterior painting, getting rid of rotten wood behind gutters, landscaping, cleaning hardwood floors, and rearranging furniture.
4. Name Your Price
Homeowners putting their houses on the market still worry about how much to list their home for. Too high and you won’t get any bites, too low and you won’t receive the best price for your homes value. Best to get a market analysis from a referred realtor with extensive local knowledge.
5. In Between Plans
There’s so much preparation that goes into putting a home up for market, many people forget about where their live if their home sells before they are settled into a new place. Make plans for all family members and pets, whether it is a short-term hotel stay or a longer move in with family.
Right now, we’re at the top of the prime selling/buying season, and interest rates should remain low, at least through the fall. Preparing your finances is just as important as staging your home.
Don’t forget that paying bills on time, paying debt off, or adding to savings for a down payment can dramatically improve your credit score and your ability to take advantage of the lowest rate possible on a fixed or adjustable mortgage.
Contact the David M. Damaré Team to answer your questions about financing options and mortgages for your residential home.
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