Selling a house is not as easy as people think since there are a lot of things you need to consider to reach the best and maximum price. In case you are not a professional real estate agent, which is likely to be since you are here, the best way to start with is to decide why you want to sell it.
Is it because you are moving or because you need money to buy another real estate? In any case, once you decide, you can continue with reading this tutorial.
Get a professional agent
We know that you might fall for a cousin who has just started working in the real estate business as you want to give him a shot to make his name while earns you the best price, but we highly recommend you not to do this. First, he still needs to learn. Second, in case something goes wrong, he is your cousin.
Third, you do not family ties when it comes to business! So, find a professional and reputable real estate agent who has a lot of experience. You want to get the maximum out of your house and he will do his best to get you that as he gets also the higher fee for his service. Therefore, stick to the professional service with portfolio and agents who know what they are doing.
Be objective when setting the price
The sentimental value cannot be paid and if you cannot agree with this, do not start the selling process.
The clients do not care how long you lived in there or how many children you have had there, as they care about the estate’s condition.
No one wants to pay a high price for an item and then invest more cash into the repair. Be objective when it comes to the prices and to make this easier, consult with the agent or realtor. He will explain to you and show the competitors so you could form a realistic price that potential customers may be willing to pay.
A home inspection is a must
The home inspection is a great way to find out the real condition of your estate as you want to know if there are waiting repairs. Though this can be a bit of additional investment, it is actually more than worth it. Instead of losing the time on the client’s hiring of the professional inspection, you complete this process in advance and save yourself from a problem.
Also, no one will be able to tell you that your electrical system is not in proper condition as you have a confirmation from the professional inspection team. In this way, both parties (seller and buyer) are protected and no one can be scammed. ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) will give you the confirmation on:
· Electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems
· Foundation and structure of the estate
· Walls, windows, doors, floors and ceilings.