Three Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Home By Owner
Real estate technology has made giant strides over the past few years, allowing home buyers to search for properties online. As well, this technology is giving home sellers the perception that they have the ability to research their home’s value and even accept offers to purchase their home conveniently online.
Are you a homeowner who is thinking about selling your home on your own? Ask yourself these three questions before you follow the inclination to go it alone.
What is my home worth?
Your home is an investment and you should protect it – just like in a traditional selling scenario, you could be leaving money on the table if you accept the first Offer. Consider an opinion from an experienced real estate agent who is familiar with your neighborhood and the local real estate market. Also take note of home improvements needed to be made as well as those that have been done. These projects are not considered in online evaluation tools – but, an experienced real estate agent will know what each improvement will bring as far as your return on investment (ROI).
Who will represent me and my interests?
When you choose to use an experienced, full-time agent, your interests and your investment, can be better protected. Real estate agents can offer guidance on more than just pricing but, on contracts, paperwork, negotiations and much more. When selling on your own, you are representing yourself and therefore taking on all the work AND the liability that goes with it.
How quickly will I sell my home?
Your home may very well take a few more days to hit the market, which can include additional days for staging, needed renovations and repairs. As a real estate professional, I’m here to guide you through the ‘preparation’ stage so that you will have a much more successful sale. Your speed of sale once listed, is based on a variety of factors including location, available buyers and how motivated you are. A seller’s agent can help you understand the process, point out unnoticed faults of the property before going on the market and negotiate fair contract terms, all while helping you accomplish your goal of selling your home quickly.
Thinking of selling your home on your own? Let’s talk first! Call or text me at (704) 491-3310 – or email me at DebeM@remax.net.
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