Tuesday, October 2, 2018 / by The Maki Team
How To Sell Your Home For Top Dollar:
Whatever the motives are, most people who sell their homes have one common goal- to sell their home for the highest amount possible.
Of course, there are other variables. Some need to sell fast and will take the best bid in their set time frame. Others may want to take their time to find a bid that meets their asking price. Regardless of your motives, there are a few simple steps to take that can help you sell your home for top dollar.
Know the value of your property:
When determining the right price for your home, it’s best to consider the pro’s and con’s related to the property. In other words, what will buyers realistically invest in your home? It’s always a good idea to check the market value of other properties in the neighborhood to set a range and determine a feasible priceline.
Perhaps your home has more luxury features than others in the area. These features can certainly enhance the value as well. One thing to get out of your head, however, is that size is everything in asking price. Sure, if two homes with the same features are put on market, the larger one will usually go for more. But for many small families or retirees, a smaller home with more accommodations may be a more worthy investment.
Tip- #1: Consider the ideal buyer of your home. What kind of person might that be, and what about your home will they value most? Make sure all interesting facts and any charming details about your home are readily available and easy to find. This will justify your asking price and show you’ve put thought into your decision.
One thing that every buyer values is appearance. Humans are visually-oriented beings, and something that isn’t pretty won't go over well with most buyers. Add to your property’s values by sprucing the place up a little.
A little renovation can go a long way in enhancing your property's value. It might be something as simple as a new coat of paint, or it might be knocking down a wall to create space and a touch of modernity to your luxury home.
So here’s tip # 2: Location is not everything. Often a home’s appearance will be the number one factor that promotes its marketability and profitability.
Pro tip: A home that appears to be lived in sells more easily than a vacant one. An empty home can be physically unappealing and feel lonely and abandoned. So maybe save a few coins by living in your property until the contract is signed. Big emphasis on the contract being signed.
Work with the right team:
In many cases, the team you work with is a deal breaker, and finding the right real estate agent will save time and reduce stress related to selling your home.
A huge part of making a sale is interacting with potential buyers. Often, that means answering the phone around the clock and being willing to answer questions and make appointments throughout the week. If you’re planning a move, that can be a large commitment.
Tip #3: Find a real estate agent that works with the kind of buyers who would be interested in your property. They will have a pre-existing network that will make selling your home easy.
Selling your home should be a pleasant experience, and with the Maki Group by your side, it can be. We pride ourselves in the relationships we’ve made with our clients. We are advocates for all our clients, whether they are selling or buying.
If you're hoping to sell a home in the Metro Atlanta area, give The Maki Group a call (844) 320-7653. One of our real estate experts get straight to business on your behalf, making your sale more convenient and pleasurable.