• December 28, 2017

Spend as Little Money as Possible

JOSEPH-LEWKOWICZ,3

Spend as Little Money as Possible

Selling a home is a huge investment of time. It’s not as simple as vacuuming the floors and washing the windows to have a house ready to be put on the market. However, people tend to think that it does require a large portion of their own money spent on renovations. That idea is simply not the case. The reality is that the smaller changes made to the exterior and interior can make a lot of difference. Things like painting the outside, adding landscaping, and de-cluttering the rooms all help enhance the quality of the home. While there may be a few expensive items to fix, like updating appliances and replacing carpets, it all goes back to how much you are willing to spend to help sell your home. To help figure this out, there are several different options to consider so you can make the most off your house.

Hire an Experienced Listing Agent

This is one aspect of marketing that you should not cheap out on. A cheaper agent may charge lower commissions, but that doesn’t guarantee their marketing strategies or services would bring in more profit for the final sale of your home. An experienced agent will tell you what return you could expect from any personal investment and has extensive knowledge of what the real estate market entails. Plus, they provide pricing guidance based on market supply, demand, and conditions to help the sellers choose the best listing price.

House Pricing

You don’t want to undersell your home, but at the same time, you don’t want to overprice it and turn away potential buyers. To figure out the perfect medium, compare prices on homes sold in the past three months. It will determine what competition there is, what area pricing is in, and what kinds of homes people are buying. It also helps to tour open houses that may be happening in your neighborhood. This gives you time to check out housing trends and see what most appeals to buyers.

Correctly Market Your Home

If you want the phones to ring, it’s essential to have quality marketing. It will make the phones ring and, for buyers, it can amount to whether the house is sellable or if its appeal has expired. Clean and well-taken photos are a great place to start. Take pictures of the front in good daylight, shoot up-close and angled photo’s, show off the space of the property, and clear all items blocking any features of the home. For interior photos, be sure to turn on lights and catch details that might appeal to buyers, like fireplaces and the condition of the floors and countertops. With advancements in technology, it’s now even possible to have virtual home tours! This allows a complete 360 view, providing probably the best overall look of the house and its features.

Real estate can be a risky business and requires a great deal of knowledge. Properly investing in your home should result in you making more than you spent, while still taking pride in what you’re selling.

Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-701-2030 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/