When you are going to sell your home for the first time, the stress can be very similar to buying a first home. But, by following an approved manner for selling a home, and trusting in the specialists, the entire process can be much more pleasant. Here is our advice for the first time home seller to lessen troubles and get the home sold.

1. Choose the Right Agent

According to the NAR (National Association of Realtors), only 10% of homes are fortunately sold by owners that do not use an agent. Locate an agent with a solid track record of selling homes so you are directed on the proper path to getting the property sold. Email Cory Segall if you are in San Diego: cory@corysegall.com

2. Prepare Yourself to Sell

First impression is a last impression. If you post your home at an unrealistic value or not in the best state, the number of days on market (DOM) will add up. Therefore, it’s better not to list your home than to “try” at a high price or in bad condition. Selling a home can be very stressful and nerve-wracking. Add on top of that packing and moving, and it’s a lot to deal with for anyone. Be certain you’re ready before you start the process.

3. DOM Factors: Think Like a Buyer

Think like a buyer and list your home. Buyers normally scroll through the photos and look at the listing records. If a home has been on the market for more than three months, it can hit their mind that there is something wrong with it. Sometimes buyers will criticize you for it by offering much less.

4. Only Use your Agent to Interface

The agent you choose matters more than anything now. If your agent is thriving and is someone you believe in, they will do an excellent job. Because of their experience in the field, allow them a free hand to do the deal.

5. Move to Conclusion if You Get a Good Offer

Once you accept the offer and sign the contract, it’s time to move toward your closing. Please don’t underestimate the amount of time, and put a plan in place for where you’ll move when your home sells. These things should be prepaid.

6. As a Reminder: The Best Advice

Forfirst-time sellers, do not sell until you are willing. Have a plan, know where you are going, and work with a great local agent early on. You should do what it takes to present your home in its best light, and when the price is right.

 

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