So, you’re selling your home and are overwhelmed with how much there is to do. How can you get the best price for your home? Perhaps you’ve noticed housing prices constantly on the rise, especially in areas of the GTA and Niagara region. Or maybe you know about buying and selling homes, from countless episodes of ‘Love it or List it’ and ‘House Hunters’. Regardless, there are a lot of things to consider when selling your home and making sure you get what you deserve for your location. Here are a few tips on how to ensure you’ll get the best price for your house.
Repair/maintenance- Although it seems intuitive, one of the biggest factors that can determine the price of your home is the amount of work required to fix it. If there are pre-existing damages to the home that require maintenance, it can affect the look and value of the home. It’s almost always more cost-effective to repair the damages yourself, with the work going back into the valuation of the home. It may be more work, but fixing your home up before selling your house is definitely worth considering.
Staging – There’s a reason why people say first impressions are so important. While some sources admit that staging may not help increase the price of the home, it’s argued that not only does it make the residence seem more ‘liveable’ but also can decrease the average time on the market. At the end of the day, it comes down to what you’re willing to put into selling your home and what you think will give you the best competitive edge over other houses on the market.
Getting the right realtor – Regardless if this is your first sale, or you have a plethora of experience, it’s a good idea to consult a professional when selling your location. As an experienced realtor in the Niagara region for over 19 years, I can offer you an expert perspective for getting the best price for your home. In addition to offering additional services such as staging, I also provide specialized service towards the customer’s preferences and their unique needs. A realtor that is both flexible and experienced is hard to come by these days and will make your life that much easier when selling your home.
Knowing the value of your home – At the end of the day, when it all comes down to it, you should sell your house for something that you feel comfortable with too. When putting the price tag on your home, it should represent both the markets expectation, but also the unique nuances that makes the location special. Collaborating with a realtor allows you to work together to determine the perfect price.
We understand the stress and confusion of putting your home on the market. With so much to do, these key factors are a great place to start. Whether you choose to sell your house yourself or sit back and let a realtor take the wheel, these are some of the most important things to remember before selling your humble abode.