Moving can be such a headache. Often times you are leaving a home you love and are emotionally attached to or you are leaving a town your love. Pricing your home correctly to sell can be a little overwhelming. You don’t want to price so high that no one even looks at your home. Price too low and risk losing money on your investment. The market is improving and home prices are slowly climbing. How do you decide? What should you take into consideration? If making changes on your home, what will help you get a better price?
Before you get ready to put your home on the market, it is a good idea to take stock of two things. The condition of your home and what trends are in homes that are selling. A few small, inexpensive updates could boost your selling price. The most obvious are paint and hardware. Neutral paint creates a soothing visual for potential buyers. Updated cabinet and door hardware can pack a subtle punch. Less obvious, but just as easily renovated are bathroom floors and grout. Grimy grout can be revitalized or redone, while tiling or re-tiling a floor is often very inexpensive and can make a bathroom look updated.
Trends that are current and easy to install could be kitchen back splash, color schemes and the type of hardware. If everyone is looking for brass , you don’t want to show your house with out of date gold. (GASP). Take a little peek online and see what is trending. Also, tour open houses in your neighborhood. Look to see which homes are selling and what your neighbors did to get their homes ” show worthy”.
Dave Ramsey, financial fitness guru, strongly recommends hiring a real estate agent when selling your home. His reasons are that real estate agents think like retailers. they know the market. Experienced agents have the knowledge to see trends and demands in an area. They have the ability to see if an area’s popularity is growing or slowing down, what trends home owners are seeking, and have the knowledge to help you make your home be truly desirable to potential buyers. Good agents also know that the price of a home makes or breaks the deal as well as what is your best bet for small changes that could add value to your home.
Chattanooga Property Shop has vast experience in both finding homes for potential buyers as well as helping sellers get the most of their investment. Let us help you price your home correctly to sell.