Listing your home for sale doesn’t have to be a stressful or expensive process. If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, there are plenty of ways to help cut down on stress and to save money in the process as well. There are quite a few ways to start the process when you’re thinking about putting your house up for sale starting with research. That’s my first of four tips for saving I’m sharing for sellers.
Research the Market
While having a realtor can help cut out this step for you completely I actually suggest you do your research on your own and determine if you even want a realtor in the first place. Websites like Redfin and For Sale by Owner offer different options to make the option more attractive for some sellers. If you find you don’t want to use a realtor, check out recent sales in your area. Most real estate websites like Redfin, Zillow, and more provide a detailed listing for recently sold homes in your neighborhood.
And while realtors have access to more details about recent sales, you can find a lot of information in public records about recent home sales. Knowing you market will help you make the best choice for your listing price of your property.
Consider Repairs Prior to Listing
Repairs can stop the sale of your home completely even after an offer to purchase has been placed on the table. Consider the necessary repairs required for your home and maybe even consider making some of those repairs on your own prior to listing the home for sale. Repairs can be costly but it can also help increase the sale price of your home. Potential homebuyers aren’t always looking for fixer-uppers when shopping for a new home.
Repairs can be simple things like fixing switches, replacing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, or even major things like heating, roof, and even septic tanks. A few repairs could mean hundreds or thousands of dollars more on your offer.
Properly Prepare for Showings
Once your home is listed for sale, make sure you are properly prepared for showings. One thing we encountered when looking for homes was entering homes that didn’t look like they were prepared to move anytime soon. The last things potential homebuyers want to see is clutter. Homebuyers want to picture themselves in a house and when it’s filled with all your belongings all over it’s harder for them to see themselves in the space even if it is the perfect home.
Once you list your home for sale consider packing up non-essentials and making sure the house is always clean and spotless when potential buyers are viewing the home.
Save on Staging Empty Homes
If your home is empty, save money on staging by renting the appliances and other furniture in the home. Staging companies can really help make the home feel like a home for potential buyers. Personally, I prefer a blank slate when purchasing a home but it’s funny we ended up buying a house that was filled with personal belongings when we did our viewing.
You can save money on staging by renting from companies like Rental City that offers appliances, furniture, and other home essentials for a small weekly or monthly fee. Even if you only rent them for a week to take photos before listing it can cut down on costs drastically.
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