There are many reasons that a person may need to relocate. Sometimes it is a change of job location, retirement, or another occasion when a move is necessary. When selling one’s home is involved, there are many things that must be considered. Currently there has been a significant increase in home values, which has been great news to those who wish to sell their home in Omaha, NE.
APPEARANCE FOR PUBLIC VIEWING
• The House
In attracting a serious buyer, a clean house is essential. It needs to look spick and span from head to toe. Adding a few unusual items picked up at a second hand store, for decoration, will often make a huge difference. It is very important to discard anything that constitutes cluttering or other unattractive items. Give away useable things to a local charity and throw the rest out in the garbage.
Remember ‘less is best’ when it concerns looking at a place for the first time. Nothing will turn a buyer off more than peeling paint. If you have such an area, paint is cheap and re-painting is something you can do yourself. Sometimes, especially if children are involved, it may be necessary to paint every room in the house. If this seems like an overwhelming job get friends in to help and make it a party.
Check the floors and make sure they are spotless. Cracked or dirty tile, wood, or carpeted areas are an immediate turn off.
• The Yard
The yard needs to be as neat and attractive as possible. Be sure the lawn is mowed and trash discarded. Going to a home improvement store and purchasing a few potted plants will be of great help. If there is an old broken fence, it is better to tear it down or repair and paint it, as that is a first impression many homebuyers have regarding the entire property.
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
It is important that the real estate agent selected be informed of anything that may be wrong with the property. Sometimes certain sections need to be refurbished while others need very little work to make them attractive. A real estate agent is knowledgeable in all areas regarding selling property and can be of great assistance in providing guidance as to things that make selling a home easier.
The agent will be able to show you pictures of similar homes and their selling prices. In addition, they are able to screen buyers, determine financing available for the buyer, and, in general, provide any information desired. In real estate, as in many other financial transactions, there are look-e-loos, as well as people who are seriously looking for a home and are financially able to make a purchase.
While some homes seem to sell almost overnight, many times it may be months before a sale is completed. If it is necessary to relocate immediately, it is extremely important that you make sure the home is protected in your absence. This can be taken care of by the real estate agent who is handling the sale. If you have anymore questions about selling your home, please don’t hesitate to send us them our way in the form below: