Newly published research from realtor.com confums that the first week of April is the best time to list your house for sale. The report evaluated trends in median listing prices, views per property, how price drops, medium days on the market, and the number oflistings on the market for three years. They have concluded that listing your home in the first week of April contributes to 14 times more property views, 5% less competition from other home sellers, and results in your home being sold faster!
So now you have decided to sell your home, what steps do you need to take before you list your home? B&Co. Realty has a checklist to prepare your home and to get you top dollar!
I. Hire a great real estate agent!
That's us! Maryana at Beyder and I ofBeyder and Company Realty genuinely love what we do. Living and working in Alpine for the past ten years has given us a unique market insight. Interview a few agents and chose the comfortable working with and the one who will get you top dollar.
2. Make sure your first impression is a GOOD IMPRESSION.
Purchasing a home is one of the biggest if not the biggest investment of anyone's lifetime, yet it is also primarily based on emotion. People do judge a book by its cover; that is why we recommend making a few easy fixes before listing your home. Repairs that may add up to a few hundred dollars may cost you thousands during negations if they aren't taken care of.
Some suggestions are freshly painting your front door, adding flower pots, touching up or power washing the exterior.
3. Declutter and Depersonalize
Buyers want to envision themselves in your home. Think of this as an opportunity to start the packing process. Do a clean sweep of the countertops, windowsills, and tables. It's a perfect opportunity to do a garage sale or donate old or unused furniture and u clothes. If clothes are popping out of yor closets and drawers, it creates an illusion to buyers that there isn't enough space.
4. Repaint and touch up
Repaint your home in neutral colors. Your goal is to appeal to as many people as possible. Touch up scuff marks, clean your grout, and fix any loose handles. These small things add value to your home and give buyers less reason to negotiate the price.
For a free personalized in-home analysis, please contact us at Beyder and Company Realty (201) 995-3488. We are happy to help every step of the way.