(NAPS)—If you’re considering putting your home on the market in the coming months, there are a few tips you should follow.
House sales generally peak around June and July, with many families beginning their home search in the spring, in hopes of settling into their new home in time for the next school year.
It’s wise to work with a Realtor. According to a survey from the National Association of Realtors, 88 percent of recent homesellers used an agent. A Realtor can provide expert advice and counsel on the selling process, including listing your house on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), marketing it to prospective buyers and accepting offers and negotiating on your behalf. To find a Realtor nearby, go to www.realtor.com/realestateagents.
Know your neighborhood when setting your asking price. Realtors have real insights in the markets where they do business. A Realtor is your best source for accurate, up-to-date information and comparable properties to help you determine a competitive listing price for your home. He or she will give you an idea of how long homes are staying on the market and at what price they’re selling. While it’s important to get the best possible deal for your home, a Realtor will help you understand the importance of pricing your house appropriately. Overpricing your home could lead to it staying on the market too long—compelling you to compromise on the asking price or terms.
Decide on how to market your home. Given the mass amounts of information available today to consumers, the days of just placing an ad in your local newspaper and putting a “For Sale” sign in front of your yard are over. A Realtor® can place your listing on the MLS and work with you to decide other ways to market your home. Marketing your listing on a popular real estate website such as www.realtor.com will ensure your listing is generating the most eyeballs from interested buyers.
If you’re looking to sell your home as quickly and easily as possible, you could use the real insights you’ll get having a Realtor help you through the process of finding interested buyers and eventually closing the deal.