How to Successfully Sell in the Fall
1. Adjust your listing plans with our shifting market in mind. You may have started speaking with an agent six months ago about listing, but things have changed since then. Although it is still a seller's market, homebuyers are becoming more selective about price, as well as home features like flooring, siding, and even roofing. Make sure you pay attention to market changes and listen to your agent’s advice as you proceed through the listing process.
2. Don't over-improve your home. You want to get the most return out your investment, so do your research before making any major home improvements. Look at comparable homes in your neighborhood and make sure any features you plan to change or add will help your home perform well on the market.
3. Don't limit the number of showings. Trying to juggle work, life, and the selling process at once can be difficult. However, don’t forget that prospective buyers are also busy. To make things as easy as possible for yourself, your agent, and your buyer, be flexible when scheduling showing appointments.
4. Don't overprice your home. When pricing your home, carefully consider today’s market conditions. Comparing your property to other similar homes that have recently sold in your area will help you determine a price that is both fair and effective.
5. Hire a professional. Statistically speaking, the cost of commission is negligible when you consider how much more homes tend to sell for with the help of a Realtor. For sale by owner sales simply don’t stack up, so you’re only doing yourself a disservice when you attempt to go the listing process alone.
If you have any additional questions about this or if you're interested in speaking more about buying or selling in general, please feel free to reach out to us. We look forward to speaking with you soon.