It’s back to school time, and, while selling a house might seem complicated, there are a few simple real estate lessons to remember. Before you put your house on the market, make sure you’ve checked these items off of your homework list.
Know Your ABCs
A. Always Work With a Real Estate Professional
The right real estate agent guides you through the transaction from start to finish. Their job is to provide professional guidance and to streamline the process on your behalf. Think of them as your real estate teacher.
B. Before You List It, Fix It
Major repairs—such as furnace problems or roof issues—can cause you trouble when you’re selling a home. Address significant issues before listing your house with a real estate agent. You don’t want to fail the inspection test once your home is under contract.
C. Curb Appeal Makes a Difference
If there are lots of houses for sale in your neighborhood, a little eye-catching curb appeal goes a long way. Update exterior paint, plant seasonal flowers, and make sure the lawn is kept up. You’ll be the star pupil of the neighborhood.
Know Your Numbers
1. Track Your Numbers
Real EstateReal estate is similar to a group project, at times. It’s sharing information back and forth to make decision-making easier. Helpful information to provide your real estate agent includes average costs of utility bills; the ages of appliances; and a tally of current taxes, insurance, and maintenance.
2. Set the Price Right
Don’t get an F by overpricing your home. Many people think that they can just drop the price after a few months. However, overpriced homes are often passed over by today’s educated buyers. Speak with your real estate agent about a competitive pricing strategy.
3. Don’t Overlook Closing Costs
Forgetting about closing costs is like not doing your real estate homework. Some sellers fail to calculate their portion of the final settlement statement, which can cost them money. Working with an experienced real estate agent can help you estimate your final closing costs.
Working with a qualified real estate agent like Foxtrot Realty can bring you to the head of the class when it comes to listing your home. Working exclusively in Green Valley Ranch, CO, Lake Bishop and the team at Foxtrot Realty provide you with a competitive edge when it’s time to sell.
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#1 Selling agent in Green Valley Ranch
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