When you need to relocate quickly, the last thing you need is for your house to sit on the market for months. This can happen when you try to sell your home without a realtor or work with someone who doesn’t understand the local real estate market near Morehead City, North Carolina. We are sensitive to client needs at Golf & Shore Properties, including the need to sell a house quickly. You can depend on us to advise you properly so a slow home sale doesn’t throw a wrench in your plans. Here are just three tips we recommend:
• Make sure the first price you set is appropriate and competitive: A common selling mistake it to set a high price when first putting a home on the market and then gradually lower it if the house doesn’t sell in the preferred window of time. What many sellers fail to understand is that buyer interest and offers that take place during the first 30 days is the most you can expect to see. If your starting price is too high, you lose valuable time when buyer interest in your home is the highest.
• Curb appeal and preventive maintenance: By keeping up with general maintenance on your home, you won’t be under so much pressure to complete repairs when it comes time to put it on the market. We encourage our clients to correct any known repair issues before trying to sell their home. You also need to consider how your home looks to people driving or walking past it. We call this curb appeal. Consider painting the front door, planting some flowers, or replacing a worn mailbox to provide a great first impression of the exterior of your home.
• Make it less personal: When a prospective buyer tours your home, it’s to your advantage if he or she can imagine living there. It can be difficult to form that mental image when you have numerous personal items, such as photos and awards, on display. We will let you know the best way to stage your home so buyers can see more of themselves and less of you.
The above are just three of several things you can do to sell your home as quickly as possible. As experienced realtors in this market, we will do whatever we can to help you maximize profit from your home sale while minimizing the time until closing.