1. Reasons for selling
It is often more emotional to sell a home than to buy a home, and the reason for selling your home may be a determining factor in the urgency of the sale. The urgency may also have an effect on the price of the property.
But when it comes time to think about selling, you need a firm idea of your home’s “market” value. Market value is what a buyer is willing to pay on the open market.
Having a PWA agent look at your home is the first step toward getting a practical idea of your home’s value.
2. Assess your home’s physical condition
The condition of your property is always a factor in how quickly your home sells. It's a fact: acquiring the highest market value and elevating your home above the others in the same price range often comes down to first impressions.
In most cases, you’ll have some work to do to sell your home. A PWA agent, along with a CMA, will give you ideas for home improvements to consider. This could be as minor as moving things into storage or as major as a full paint job with kitchen and bathroom renovations.
3. Pricing Your Home Correctly
Prcing your home correcly is extreamly important. An experienced PWA realtor will tell you that pricing your home appropriately from the beginning is critical to getting it sold quickly and at the best price. Research shows that overpricing your home and then dropping the price several times while it languishes on the market usually leads to selling it at a much lower price than what you originally should have asked for it. The longer a home stays on the market, the deeper the discount is likely to be off the original price.
Remeber pay attention to how homes that go before yours fare on the market. Get a sense for what the highest and best price would be for your home in your neighborhood.
4. Marketing your home
A PWA agent will layout a marketing plan and make sure your home is show ready! These marketing plans differ from home to home. PWA prides it's self on creating unique marketing strategies for it's clients and being able to sell the property.
Remeber no two homeowners or sellers are alike, of course. The process is filled with bumps along the way, and red flags can appear out of nowhere. Engaging with a PWA agent early on in the process is the best first step to becoming a successful home seller.
This is where all sellers get excited. Money is on the table and the negotiation begins. PWA has steller track record of getting the most value for your home. PWA will go over the terms of the offer and break down the pros and cons and leave it up to you. They understand that sometimes this can be stressful but the no pressure approach seems to shine well with sellers.
6. Planning your move
At this point you have accepeted an offer and it's terms. Moving from your home could be a stressful task however we suggest that you get a check list together and take it one step at a time.
Money: If you’re moving more than a few miles, then you should have enough cash or credit to cover travel, food, transportation and lodging.
Medicine: Keep medications in a place where they will be available during the move.
Number boxes: Make a list of boxes by number and indicate their contents. It makes it easier to count all boxes on arrival.
Keep kids occupied: If moving with children, make sure that each has a favorite toy or toys, blankets, games, music and other items.
Moving historic, breakable or valued items? Such goods routinely require special handling and packaging.
Have address books readily available: In case you need help.
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