While you have already been through the process of buying a home, the process of selling your home won’t be anything like it was when purchasing it. It doesn’t matter if you have been in your home for five years or for thirty years, when it comes time to sell your home there are some important factors to keep in mind in order to make the process go as smooth as it should. Weston Dean Custom Homes, a premier New Braunfels custom homebuilder
, shares things to know before placing your home on the market.
Assuming you are not planning to go the “for sale by owner” route in selling your home, you will need to find the right agent to help you sell it. Be aware that you will have to pay a commission and sign an agreement with that real estate agent or brokerage. Most contracts will tie you to that agent for anywhere from three to six months, so it is crucial you select an agent you are both comfortable with and feed confident in their abilities to sell your home.
Be sure by the time you select your agent, that you are truly ready to sell your home. Your home will only get one chance to make its first impression, so you need to be sure your home is in the best condition it can be in and is offered at a fair price from the minute it hits the market. If either of these things are off, you may have a home that is destined to sit on the market which can negatively affect you later. Be sure to take your real estate agents advice and price the home at what they believe it will sell for. Selling your first home can be an emotional process, and buyers often make the mistake of listing their home for more than it is worth which ends up hurting them. So, be realistic about what your home is worth and be ready to part with it at that price.
The final thing you will want to do is be prepared that once you put your home on the market you may get an offer and have to move soon. Don’t make the mistake of not being able to be out of the home for months, if the buyer wants a quick 30 day close in order to make the deal happen. Do your best to prepare your home to move and begin packing your things before you even put your home on the market. You will thank yourself once you have a buyer and the process of moving becomes reality!
Keeping these simple tips in mind will help you have a smoother time in selling your first home!
Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder. For more information call (210) 408-9107.