Estate Agency 101

Getting The Best Price For Your Home When Selling

There are a lot of factors that impact the price that you set for your home and the one that you get.  All homeowners want the best price for their property when selling and there are a few things that you can do to help ensure this.  When you keep these points in mind, you can set and get the best price for your home.

Know Your Local Market

Knowing the conditions of your local real estate market will help you get the best price.  Ideally, you will want to sell your home during a sellers’ market.  This means that there are more buyers than sellers which will ensure that there is a demand for your home.  When there is a higher demand, you will be able to get a better price.

If your local market is a buyers’ market, you will have to price your property according to this.  In a buyers’ market, there are more properties on sale than potential buyers looking for them.  This is a harder market to sell in and you will need to be more competitive with your pricing.  However, there are some other steps that you can take to make your home appealing to buyers in this market.

Choosing The Right Time To Sell

If you are able to wait for the right time to sell your home it is recommended that you do this.  House sales move with the seasons and spring is when most people look at buying.  This is due to the fact that most people will want to move during the summer months.

Of course, the season trend of the market varies depending on your location.  This is another reason why understanding your local market is so important.  While you should try waiting for the best time to sell, you should not do this at the expense of other opportunities.

Consider Minor Renovations

While you do not want to pump large amounts of money into your home before you sell, minor renovations can improve the price you get.  Many people do not realize that minor external renovations such as replacing your garage doors will add value to your property.  These renovations can add more to the value of the property than a larger internal renovation.

If you are thinking of an interior renovation, you should focus on the kitchen or bathroom.  Minor changes to your kitchen will be the better one in terms of rate of return.  Large-scale renovations are often too personalized to get the return that you will want.

Best Is Not Always The Highest

Many sellers make the mistake of thinking that the best price for their property is the highest offer they get.  While taking the highest offer is tempting. There are other factors to consider when looking for the best price.  The most important is the financing that the buyer has.

There is no point in accepting a higher offer if the buyer still has to secure a mortgage.  A lower offer with a buyer who is pre-approved may be better.  There is a lower risk of the sale falling through because the buyer is unable to secure their financing.

You also have to consider if the offer is contingent to a home sale.  This means that the buyer has to sell their home to purchase your home.  While they may be in the middle of a sale, there is a chance this could fall through and you will not be able to complete your sale.  The best price for your home will be with a buyer that already has the funding.

Getting the best price for your home will depend on the local market conditions and the overall appeal of your home.  Completing minor renovations can improve the value of your home.  You also need to remember that the best price will not always be the highest offer.