For many people, their homes are their largest asset and investment. With that being said, listing a home on the market for sale can be one of the most stressful times in people’s lives. There are many things that can cause a property for not selling at asking price, and by preventing these issues on the front end home owners can save both time and money. There are several specific actions that anyone listing a property can take to make sure they have a successful listing in 2015.
Find the Price
There are many variables that go in to determining the list price on a home. One of the most obvious of these is simply what comp homes in the area have sold. When working with a Realtor it is important to understand why you are listing your home for the price, and what you are willing to take on your home. Contrary to popular belief, listing your home for close to what you will take for the home is the quickest way to get a home sold. There are many people who understand that the longer a house in on the market, the more money is being used to sell the home and to make payments on the home. However, when finding the correct price to sell the home at you can eliminate some of this frustration by doing research on the front end of your listing.
Find A Social Media Savvy Realtor
When going to sell your home, finding a Realtor to work with is one of the best decisions that you can make in order to get your home sold quickly and for asking price. In this day and age, it is important to work with a Realtor that is up to date on things like Social Media and online housing sites that display homes for sale. Most people first look at a home while it is online, so it is imperative that the home looks kept up to date in the pictures that are posted online. Taking the time to make a good online presence for the home can make a huge difference in what the home will actually sell for. Overall, finding a great realtor that can help market your home, and determining a fair price to list your home at are all things you must do when listing a property in 2015.
Gennady Barsky is the Vice Chairman & CFO of JetSmarter and a Real Estate Mogul.