What key factors should I consider before selling my home?

Here are a few factors to consider:

Make sure you are ready. You should be able to afford to get your house sale-ready as well as make the move to a new home.

Consider the condition of your home. You may need to make upgrades or repair cosmetic defects because home buyers may not be able to get past the look of an outdated home. Updating by bringing in new appliances, painting, and making exterior repairs can improve first impressions and increase the value of your home.

Finding the right price point. You don’t want to price your home too high or too low when it is first listed on the market. An experienced REALTOR® can help you find a price range that buyers might pay for your home.

Thinking of Selling Your Home?

I am Strategic Pricing Specialist (SPSâ)!

What does this mean to you?
Strategic Pricing Specialists know how important it is to price homes correctly from the start. I approach pricing as a STRATEGY to ensure that my listings are sold quickly, putting money in my clients’ pockets. I have the skills needed to navigate the pricing strategy, and know how to help sellers understand how agents work, apply market trends and value the process of “how buyers buy” to ensure that my clients get the maximum return on their investment.

Why is this important?
The National Association of Realtors (NARâ) and local market statistics have confirmed an interesting trend….Homes that have price reductions take 3 TIMES longer to sell, and average an 86% list price to sales price ratio.

Wrong Price = Longer Market Time
Longer Market Time = Less Money in the sellers’ pocket

Setting the price correctly in the beginning has become crucial.

If you are considering selling your home, please keep me in mind. I am a Strategic Pricing Specialist, and I will provide my expertise to ensure that your home is priced right so that it sells fast.

Are there any secrets to finding the right home at the right price with the right financing?

Lots of home buyers waste time and money by not doing their homework before going home shopping. Here’s what you should do:

Analyze your NEEDS before you start looking. Make a list, including price range, size, general location, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.

Know what you WANT in your next home. List the features you’d like to have and rank them in terms of importance. If you have a spouse, set your priorities as a couple.

Understand how much home you can afford. Become familiar with your “payment-to-income ratio” and your “debt-to-income ratio,” two guides bankers and mortgage lenders use to determine how much loan you can afford.

For more home buying tips, ask for my Free Consumer Report called “8 Secrets For Saving Thousands When Buying Your Next Home.” Call me and I’ll send a copy right over to you. Do you have a real estate question you want answered? Feel free to call me at 704-650-5707. Perhaps I’ll feature your question in my next issue.