This year has been full of uncertainty and stress, and now you’re looking to sell your home on top of everything else. Don’t let coronavirus stop you from getting the best price for your home with these 5 tips:
Get Some Help
Before you kick your home sale into high gear, it’s always recommended you hire a qualified and experienced real estate professional.
Your agent’s years of involvement in the local real estate market will bring a lot to the table when it comes to pricing, marketing, negotiation, and getting the best price, among other things. They have a critical eye to spot details and possible problems before they have a chance to rear their head and make selling your home an ordeal.
Plus, with a global pandemic happening, their additional resources and connections may help generate more interest in your property, and bring in more offers.
Shop around for an agent that you feel comfortable with and is willing to negotiate with you on commission. The bit of extra effort on your part will make a world of difference farther down the road.
Right now, the real estate market is sitting in a strange position.
Investors are keeping their eyes peeled for attractive deals while families are trying to stay put mostly due to overwhelming financial concerns. This means you have an opportunity to make a bit of a wave in your local market by pricing your property competitively and drawing in a lot of potential buyers.
This is where your agent can walk you through their reasoning for pricing your home at a certain point, including other comparable homes that have sold in your surrounding area. Take any pricing suggestions from your agent to heart, and don’t be afraid to ask any questions that come to mind. Following their advice can help you in getting the best price in the long run.
KEEP IT SPARKLING
An obvious rule of thumb when selling your home is to deep clean everything and tidy up as much as you can.
While cleaning is one half of the equation, decluttering is the other half that often gets overlooked. You want your home to be presentable to potential buyers, and you don’t want it to feel crammed full of things that get in their way or make the space feel small.
The final piece here is to maintain the clean and decluttered space throughout the sale of your home. With the COVID-19 situation in the air, doing your best to retain that look of spotless sanitation for all of your potential buyers is key.
Once your listing is up and interested parties start coming forth, be prepared to adjust your schedule at the drop of a hat.
Scheduled showings on the weekend are one thing, but individual interested buyers wanting to view your home on short notice is something completely different. If you’re wanting to sell your home quickly, be ready to vacate the premises with very little heads up. This definitely applies to showings, but it’s a good idea to remember this remains the same for inspections and appraisals.
Part of selling your home means being able to make yourself scarce when necessary.
SPICE UP THE DEAL
After offers start coming in, you may end up finding yourself in a situation where your buyer needs a slight nudge to close the deal.
This is where you have a few tools at your disposal, sweetening the deal and getting the best price. Depending on the deal’s circumstances, you may offer to pay closing costs, provide a whole home warranty, or offer a gift card to a hardware store if the house needs some updating.
Try to get creative and think of what would appeal to your individual buyer.
Tips for Getting the Best Price for Your Ventura County Home
Pandemic or not, getting the best price is every seller’s goal. If you want help with your home sale, contact us at (805) 506-9720!