When you decide to sell your home, you must be aware that there are several ways to do this- but you will need to follow specific steps in order to sell it quickly and at the best price. You can do a for sale by owner or you can hire a realtor to do it for you. The second option will require less work from you, but you will also have to pay a commission of 2 to 5 percent. So, if you are like me when I needed help selling my home Tampa, follow this advice.
First of all, you should know that choosing a listing agent for your home is a process. A good indicator of how the agent will work for you is their past performance. Therefore, you must take your time and do your research. Interview several agents before you hire one. Ask them the following:
- Of your most recent sales, what were the market times, listing prices, and final sale prices?
- Can you provide me with a few references from your most recent sales?
- Can you offer me a potential marketing plan, along with the listing price for my home, listing period, and your commissions?
Once you have taken some time to interview realtors, it’s time to hire a home inspector to point out any health/safety hazards and other flaws that could have an effect on the marketability or price of your home. Typically, a home inspector will charge between $300-$500 for an overall inspection. After the inspection, make any necessary repairs before you put your home on the market. In addition, consider enlisting the services of a home staging company to assist you with rearranging and decluttering your home if you are living in it or furnish your vacant property to help with showings.
You must be willing to be available to show your home to agents and prospective buyers. Always respond quickly to both agents and buyers who do call you for showings or have any questions about your home. If you’re not able to show your home at any time, set times when buyers are likely to attend viewings, such as weekends and weekday evenings before dark.