Selling your home in 2021 takes careful consideration, especially in light of the current situation. COVID has changed the way we do just about everything, particularly the way we make real estate transactions.
Carefully Consider the Pricing
In today’s real estate market, people want the best quality house for the lowest price they can find. If you’re able to price your home just right, it’s possible you’ll get a lot of offers. However, not everyone knows how to price their home. One way involves going on a site, like Zillow, and researching the pre-existing offers. See what each house has to offer and the price that comes along with it.
One of the biggest reasons why some houses are more expensive than others is because of the amenities. You’d be shocked to find out how much installing a pool or renovating the kitchen can boost resale value. Go over what amenities your house has already and consider adding new ones that can increase market value.
Get Rid of Any Clutter
For any callbacks and offers you receive, the potential buyers are going to want an in-house walkthrough. Or given how today’s society currently is, a video of the entire property. Either way, it won’t do to have unnecessary clutter laying around. A cluttered house is a massive turn off to buyers. Pick up any clothes, magazines or any other trinkets that limit a room’s viewability. Furthermore, decluttering makes it easier to sell your home as is.
Hire a Trustworthy Agent
In order to net the best deal possible and ensure things go perfectly, a real estate agent can help you out tremendously. They are masters of their craft and are exceptional negotiators. A good real estate agent will guide you through the process until you find the best person to sell your house to. But before hunting one down, you need to know how to find a real estate agent and what you need to look for. First and foremost, the agent must have a clear knowledge of the surrounding neighborhood. Another way of finding the right agent is asking what they would change or add to your house to increase its value. They must also be willing to hire a professional photographer for the house.
Check the Neighborhood
Take a little time to investigate the neighborhood you are potentially moving into. Look for relative distance to a hospital, crime rates, and check the sex offender registry as well. You can also just look around to help you determine if the neighborhood is safe for your spouse and kids. You definitely do not want to move in and then find out later that the crime rates in your area are high, or if you are surrounded by sex offenders. Be sure to do all your homework when looking for a new home.
Even though 2021 has just started, it’s still a good time to get off on the right foot. Selling your home doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when you do a little advanced planning.