NAVIGATING THE REAL ESTATE MARKET WHEN SELLING A HOUSE
Real estate transactions are often going to be fairly involved ordeals. There are a lot of moving pieces, and certain details that can’t be overlooked, whether you’re buying or selling a house. Your reason for moving might dictate how fast or soon you need to sell and move to your new location. If it’s for a career, you might not have as flexible as a timeline as others. If you’re moving with your family, you want to try and make sure that your kids are settled and ready to go for when the new school year starts. Whatever reason you and your family are moving, you need to work with an experienced realtor who can help with the marketing and eventual sale of your home.
IS THERE A “BEST” TIME OF YEAR TO SELL?
There really isn’t a clear cut answer to this question, even though you may have heard the terms “buyer’s market” or ‘seller’s market’ in the past. The months leading up to summer are typically busy, since people try to plan their move for sometime during those months when their children aren’t in school. Frankly, where you live also determines the type of market. Some places might be more popular destinations, which means sellers are going to have an easier time getting a good value for their home. However, in other areas, the skill of a realtor comes into play since they will help market the home to likely buyers. Whatever the case, as soon as you know you need to move, a realtor should be one of the first people you contact, since they can make sure that whenever (and wherever) you’re selling, you get the results you deserve.
HOW CAN A REALTOR HELP IN THE SELLING PROCESS?
An experience realtor can be the difference between turning a large profit on your home or simply getting face value. Of course, that doesn’t mean that they can sell a home that hasn’t been taken care of at a high value, but if you’ve done a good job of maintaining the quality of your home, they’ll be able to get the most out of it. There are two really important components to selling that someone with experience can help with. Firstly, there’s the initial listing price of your home. When it first goes on the market, buyers and other realtors will see this, and it can either prove to be very inviting or a huge deterrent. An initial listing that’s too high might deter some people, whereas one that’s too low can make it difficult for a seller to make enough money back.
The other way that a realtor can help with selling a house is in its marketing. Sales is just as valuable in the real estate market as it it with anything else, and the way you present your home can help dictate how comfortable people are with the price tag. Not only that, but being able to market to a variety of potential buyers means that they could eventually start to drive the price up, getting you more value from your investment, no matter what time of year it