5 Tips for a Successful Home Sale

Wednesday Oct 31st, 2018


5 Tips for a Successful Home Sale


1. Understand the market and the value of your home. Do some online research on the real estate market in your area and neighborhood. Some sellers dream up a price or base their price on what they owe on their home. If your home is valued at $200,000, buyers don’t care that you owe $220,000. If that’s the case, it just may not be the time to sell. Talk to a real estate expert. They can get you dialed into the value of your home and what your neighborhood is going for.

2. Fix up your home. Your agent will likely have a list of recommended repairs to help sell your home. They can also recommend a contractor who can come in and take care of some of those items so that you will recoup the cost of those repairs. Most buyers don’t want to buy a home with must-do repair items, so get those repairs done ahead of time. That way, you will avoid delays in getting your home sold. You may even avoid price reductions.

"Talk to a real estate expert about your home value and the market in your neighborhood."

3. Don’t pull your home off the market. If your home isn’t selling in the first month or two, don’t get discouraged. Buyers are still looking. Even if you are heading into fall and winter and other sellers are pulling their homes off the market, there are still buyers out there. By staying on the market, you have the chance of more buyers looking at your home.

4.Price your home right

Before you price your home, you need to do some research to make sure you understand current market conditions, you’re familiar with the price of similar homes in your area and you understand the impact your home’s condition should have on your list price. If you want more guidance, you can also pay a couple hundred bucks to hire an appraiser who will give you a professional opinion on what your home is worth. Toronto Dwelling/Forest Hill Inc. may be able to prove you with a free home valuation


5. Stage your home. Staging your home is different from home maintenance or making repairs. Staging is about getting expert advice from a staging consultant to show exactly what your home needs to be market ready. Stagers prepare model homes. They are experts who have been trained on market trends and what buyers are looking for, so they will stage your home perfectly for showings .Find out how Toronto Dwelling/Forest Hill Real Estate Inc. takes home staging to a whole new level.

These five steps will help you cut out delays and possible price reductions when selling your home.

If you have any other questions about selling your home in today’s market or would like to know the market value of your home, just give us a call or send me an email. We would be happy to help you!


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