If buyers are supposed to be the emotional ones, then sellers are generally thought to be all about making a b-line to the bank in one giant stride. And some of the time, that’s the case. But for many, making a decision to sell is a big one. It can be a long process, and it’s never too early to reach out to a professional to voice your concerns or questions. You may have people as well as pet considerations, or family members and friends who count on you and your home for their well-being. Plus emotional ties of your own, as well as attics and basements to think about clearing out.

In order to get the highest price for your property, you want to market it in the smartest way possible. Prepping a residence for sale is generally not an open-ended project with limitless resources. The challenge is always taking practical considerations into account first, and then figuring out the best way to show off the assets.

You may want to reach out to a Cohen Group Real Estate agent long before you are ready to list, since there are many steps you can take that will be easier and more cost efficient if tackled when you are not in a rush. A broker can guide you in making decisions about upgrades or repairs, for example, so that you will get the best return for any outlay you make now, even if you know it will be a while before you make the decision to sell.

The Market Analysis:

Generally, sellers first contact a real estate agent when they want to find out what their home is worth. That’s normal and a typical first step. Most homes in this area are sellable – with or without improvements. But the more pleasant and up-to-date a property is, the easier it will be for a potential buyer to imagine themselves in your space; and of course that means the greater your profit will be. While staging a property typically brings a greater return, we recognize that you may have other priorities and considerations, and your home doesn’t have to look like a segment on HGTV. The amount of « getting ready » will be up to you, and obviously depends on your personal circumstances and budget.

If your goal as a seller is bottom-line oriented, and you want to attain the highest price in the shortest amount of time, then make sure to read Sara’s Top Ten Mistakes When Selling your Home.