Pick the Best Carson Valley Real Estate Brokerage
This is undoubtedly the first and most important decision you have to make. Your home is your most valuable asset, and you need professional help in order to market and sell it. To do this properly, you need to pick the realtor with the right attributes: extensive knowledge, impressive skills and abilities, and passion for real estate. The Realtor you need to entrust with this crucial responsibility has to possess all of these traits. It is also important that your real estate agent is a strong negotiator and can get you the best and highest price for your home. This is done through proper pricing, staging, marketing and negotiating techniques.
Get Your Home Ready for Showcasing
Staging your home is essential if you want to get the highest buying price, because it differentiates your home from all the others and it offers a more satisfying experience for your potential buyers. We’ve seen this time and again in our experience, and research has confirmed it as a fact. In one study involving close to two hundred houses that had been on the market for about 5 months, staging and relisting these homes resulted in sales in just a month and a half! Improving the interior showcase is crucial to get more offers and higher sale prices. Hire the right real estate team who knows how to stage your home to get it sold quickly and for the highest price.
Proper Home Improvements
Some types of major repairs do not necessarily add enough value to cover what you spent. These renovations include complete renovations, or just putting in a new room or patio. Even if you can recoup your expenses, it will take years to do so. The nearest thing to getting your investment back would be if you remodeled your bathrooms and kitchen, and perhaps you can also get a decent return if you added another coat of paint and new flooring. One of the best things a home seller can do before making home improvements, is to get their home professionally inspected. A home inspector will find all of the little things wrong with your house and give you a list of everything to fix. By doing this, you will be able to take all of your buyer’s potential negotiating items off the table and command a much higher sales price in the end.
Minor repairs can result in a greater ROI. These minor repairs include repainting the walls and installing new fixtures. These repairs don’t cost a lot, and they should be performed before you put your home up for sale. The improvement in your home’s appearance will undoubtedly make it more sellable and aggressively compete with other for sale homes down the street.
Improving Your Home’s Curb Appeal
For many home buyers, looking for a new home is an emotional experience. This means that your home should be a veritable head turner, able to generate some oomph and provide a great first impression to your potential home buyers. This attribute is called curb appeal. Just as a retail store in a mall or shopping complex needs to have great exterior appeal to get you to walk in, the same goes for your home, which is essentially on the store shelf and needs to stand out from all of the other home listings.
Here at John Stevenson Real Estate, we can pinpoint the precise ways to boost the curb appeal of your home without busting your bank account. The expenses can then be recouped by the increase in the sales price.
The Seller’s Real Property Disclosure (SRPD) Form
This is the form in which you need to disclose everything you know about your home that can affect the value of the property. You are required to do this according to Nevada law, and your perceived failure to do so can result in troublesome lawsuits. The Seller’s Real Property Disclosure Form also protects you so that you have evidence of having shown any defects that you know about. This form is filled out by you before listing the home and is given to the buyer once they are in contract.
Deciding on the Right Price for your Property
The amount of interest generated by your home is at its peak when it first comes on the market. This means that you effectively have only a single chance to attach the right price to your home. You usually have three viable options:
- Under pricing. This kind of price tag tends to attract a lot of attention and interest, which can result in numerous offers and a final sales price above the first list price.
- Over pricing. If you over-price your home, you have a good chance of scaring away some of your best buyers who may have paid you more but need to start at a more accurate market value to do it.
- Accurate market pricing. This method results in a fair amount of interest and attention. If the property has distinctive features and was properly staged, it can sell at list price, or even above it.
With proper marketing, enough interest should result in at least one (although hopefully more) firm offer. We screen all buyers to make sure they are properly qualified to buy your home. If possible, we will obtain multiple offers and send out a ‘highest and best’ notification to attract higher competing offers so that you get the most money at the closing table.
Sealing the Deal
A contract is ratified when it is signed and accepted. Then follows the escrow period, during which the title is made ready for transfer after the financing is confirmed by an independent lending company. If your home falls out of escrow, the sales price of your home may decline, even if the cause of the failed deal is not attributed to your home. We use all of our efforts to make sure the first buyer is your only buyer, so that we don’t put back up a stale listing. Our expert negotiating and compliance team will make sure that your home sale is smooth and stress free.