When you’re selling your home, you want to be fully prepared. Of course, you’re going to spend time lining up the finances and looking for your next home, but there are practical matters to attend to first. To help guide you through the decision to sell, we thought we’d share some important questions that you should ask yourself (and have the answers to) before you sell.
- What have other homes in the area sold for?
- Before getting started, you want to make sure you have some idea about what the market looks like. Looking into the sale prices of comparable homes in your area is where you should start.
- How long have homes in the area typically remained on the market?
- Selling a home can take some time, especially in this day and age. Give yourself an idea of how long the process if going to take by examining how long homes have remained on the market in your area.
- Have you removed the emotional component from your home?
- In order to sell your home, you have to give up your personal attachment to it. This can be hard for some. Are you sure that you’re ready?
- Is your home ready for visitors on a daily basis?
- Once the “for sale” sign goes up, you’ve got to be prepared for showings. Is your house clean? Have you gotten rid of family portraits and personal touches that could turn off buyers?
- Are you prepared to deal with rejection?
- Sales are all about the law of averages. There will be plenty of people who seem interested but will ultimately not make an offer. Are you prepared for the emotional rollercoaster that entails?
- What’s the lowest you’re willing to take?
- The price of your home is going to be negotiated, and the buyer is going to want to pay less than what you’re asking. Be prepared for the negotiation beforehand by setting limits.
Asking these questions before you sell is very important. Of course, having a skilled realtor in your corner is just as important. So, let We Say Sold handle the sale of your home, and reap the benefit of our flat-fee, which allows you to keep more of the proceeds than you’d be able to with another realtor who works on pure commission!