Tips for First Time Home Sellers
If you’re selling your home for the first time, don’t feel bad or be surprised if you feel a little anxious about it. Selling a home is a big deal. Chances are, it’s one of the largest transactions you’ll make in the course of your life. But it doesn’t have to be so daunting. Here are a few tips for first time home sellers that will help you get it done right.
Curb Appeal -
Don’t neglect the outside of your house thinking that if you pour some money into the interior and neglect the exterior it’s okay. It’s not. The outside is perhaps even more important than the inside. After all, the outside of your home makes the first impression on potential buyers.
Be Ready To Make Some Repairs -
It’s not a bad idea to get your home inspected as the seller to discover any hidden problems before moving forward with the selling process. Don’t expect to sell your home without doing some sort of repairs first. It’s just part of it. You may have to spend some money on the front end to get your home ready for the market.
Know Your Numbers -
This means you know how much money you’re putting into the house and that number is reflected in your negotiations. Don’t sell yourself short, and remember that the numbers especially matter if you’re trying to buy up into a bigger home.
Know Your Agent And Their Brand -
Do the research to make sure your real estate agent and the company they represent are not only reputable but are also a good fit for your particular needs. Agents and companies don’t all work the same way. The agent who represents you and their brand are an essential part of the marketing process, so take the time to find the right team to represent you.
Understand the State of the Market -
You may have heard that East Tennessee is experiencing what's known as a seller's market. As a would-be seller, this is good news for you. However, you still need to understand how the current state of the industry will affect the sale of your property. Specifics like your home's condition, location and other factors will come into play. Having a real estate agent you can trust will make a big difference here!
Prepare For Showings -
You’re not always going to have sufficient notice to make your house perfect for showings. Most people have full time jobs, children, pets, and busy lives with tight schedules. Be ready for last minute showings by keeping a box or tub handy that you can throw loose items in for quick tidying up.
These tips should make selling your first home go a lot easier and more smoothly.