The Essential Steps for Selling Your Fox Cities Home
Once you decide to sell your Fox Cities home, there’s a lot to do. The first thing is to find a real estate agent to work with. Some people worry about the cost of an agent, but studies show that people who work with a Realtor sell their house for around 18% more than people who do not. An experienced real estate agent will be able to help you find the right neighborhood for your lifestyle, as well as a great house. A Realtor can also direct you toward trustworthy professionals, like home inspectors and lenders, who can help smooth the selling process. It’s a good idea to interview at last two or three agents to be sure you click with your agent.
The next step on your selling journey is to get your house ready. The first task is to declutter. The goal is to make floors and storage, especially, to look as spacious as possible. Pack up or store as much as you can. Then do a thorough deep clean of the house. Hiring a company for this job is a good investment. They can do it quickly and more efficiently. Next, you’ll need to paint the interior. Choose a bright neutral to make the space look larger. You should also fix all the little things you’ve been meaning to do but haven’t. Loose doorknobs or broken light fixtures make buyers worry that there are bigger issues with the house. I advise my clients to get a pre-selling house inspection, too, especially for an older home. An inspection costs a few hundred dollars and can alert you to any problems. You can either fix them or disclose them to potential buyers. Either way, you reduce the risk that a deal with fall through because of a poor house inspection.
We Use an Integrated Marketing System to Sell Your Fox Cities Home Fast
Once everything is ready, we may decide to call in professional stagers. We will definitely do professional photography. Since so many people start searching for a new home online, good photos are a necessity so your house stands out and can sell quickly. We have a great system for online marketing. We put up advertisements on many social media platforms, as well as the big real estate aggregators, Craigslist, and other outlets. Every advertisement has a proven call to action so that interested parties can get in touch with me quickly and make an appointment to see your house.
Our other major task is to price your house correctly for the market. This is both art and science. I keep up with the short term and long term trends for selling in your area. I also can put together houses comparable to yours and the prices they have sold for, what their listing prices were, and even the houses that didn’t sell. By bringing all of this information together, we can determine a good market rate. Why is this so important? Houses that are priced correctly will sell much more quickly. They will also sell for more than the houses that are overpriced.
Please call Charles Robbins to get in touch with experienced seller’s agents at 920.279.5936.