4 Things I Would Do if I Were Selling My Home
- Price it right
Pricing is the number one reason that homes either sell or don't. Overpriced homes don't sell. Properly priced homes sell quickly.
The key to knowing proper pricing is knowing the market. Know the homes that have sold, the homes that are on the market that you will be competing against, and the homes that were on the market but came off without selling.
An honest analysis of this data will tell you where to price your home.
- Put it on the market today
The market is the market. It may be better next year. It may be worse. No one knows for sure.
So if I wanted to sell my home today, I wouldn't waste any time.
- Do several low cost improvements
It is amazing how a few low cost improvements can help a home sell.
Weeding, fresh mulch, a can of paint, a carpet steamer, and some basic home cleaning products are all you need to get your home ready for sale. All can be had for less than $100. The best investment a home seller can make.
- Use an aggressive price reduction strategy
Price it right from the beginning is my #1 goal. Sometimes that doesn't happen.
An aggressive pricing strategy will correct any mistakes.
Give the home 30 days for an offer. If none is received, lower the home price by 1% every two weeks. This will keep it in front of your potential buyers, and will get your home sold quickly.
-a home in the Historic District, Naperville...