Are you considering selling your home?
Getting the House Ready to Sell
Disconnect Your Emotions
When conversing with real estate agents, you will often find that when they talk to you about buying real estate, they will refer to your purchase as a "home." Yet if you are selling property, they will often refer to it as a "house." There is a reason for this. Buying real estate is often an emotional decision, but when selling real estate you need to remove emotion from the equation.
You need to think of your house as a marketable commodity. Property. Real estate. Your goal is to get others to see it as their potential home, not yours. If you do not consciously make this decision, you can inadvertently create a situation where it takes longer to sell your property.
The first step in getting your home ready to sell is to "de-personalize" it.
Everybody always seems to think that their “house” is worth more than the next person. Most of the time it’s because as humans we are proud of the money we spent building our “home” and are caught up in the money we’ve invested in making it our “home”.
The first thing that you need to do when deciding how to price your “house” is decide how quickly you need to sell. More often than not you are most likely to attract more buyers by pricing your home aggressively. This means, finding similar comparables and listed homes that match the type of house you have and have sold in the last 1-3 months and homes currently listed. The biggest mistake that a seller can make is listing their home too high and then chasing their value down as the property gets stale and buyers lose interest as they perceive something to be wrong with a home sitting on the market.
There are several sites that can give you an indication of what your home may be worth. You can check with your local Tax Accessor or Zillow.com. However, these values are often outdated and don’t take into consider todays ever changing market trends.
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