Do you know what your home is worth? Chances are you may already be keeping track of active and sold listings in your own neighborhood. Whether or not you already have a number in your head, it's vital to have recent market data when pricing your home. Information is power and the home valuation tool is a quick way to get started with instant results.
The most comprehensive tool to sellers is a comparative market analysis or CMA. This is an in depth look at your specific property, improvements, current condition, features, and market factors. It is the
Setting the price right in the beginning will be one of the most important decisions you make. My analysis will include:
Q. How do I buy another home when I have a home to sell?
This is actually very common and unless you are in the position to carry two mortgages or have a stash of cash saved, this is a likely scenario. Most homeowners need to use the equity in their current home to put down as a down payment on the home they want to buy. The ideal situation is to close on your home you are selling while you also close on the home you've decided to buy on the same day. I offer a Moving Up program that puts more money in your pocket and makes the transition from one home into another smoother by using one realtor who is looking out for your best interests during the whole transaction. Go to Moving Up for more information.
The objective of staging is to prepare your home in such a way that those touring it can see themselves living there. The most important thing to do is rid your home of any clutter and remove all personal items. Go to a new model home and get ideas of how they are staging their homes. Once you've removed all the clutter then start removing extra furniture. When selling your home, keep furnishings to a minimum. Place extra furniture in the garage or temporary storage. Make your home look warm and inviting by opening window coverings and turning on all lights. Consider hiring cleaners to give your home the final appeal of cleanliness and ready to be moved into. When it's time to show turn on all lights, open up all window coverings, light a candle and play some music!
For more ideas watch the "Getting Your Home Ready" video.
Learn more about listing your home for sale and receive your complementary home evaluation. Call me at (480) 695-1004