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Home Selling Tips

10 Tips For Selling Your Home

  1. Determine The Right Price. Setting an accurate price is important but can be difficult. You can utilize tools such as Zillow and search your address to get an estimated value. Also, you can search listing sites to find other listings in your area that are similar to see the prices that they are listed for.
  2. Appearance Is Everything! Most people’s first view of your home will be through the photos that you take and post. Ensure things are tidy and decluttered. When taking your photos, make sure to have all curtains and blinds open so that rooms are bright and inviting. Plan to take your outside photos when you will not be photographing in the direction of the sun.
  3. List Your Home As Many Places As Possible. People can only buy things that they know about. That is why it is super important to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Utilize as many listing platforms as you can such as Zillow, Facebook Marketplace, and Craigslist to post your home.
  4. Don’t Forget The Signs. Signs seem like old technology but they are important. If your home is not on a main road, use directional signs to point towards your home and then make sure your phone number is on the sign that you put in front of your home!
  5. Make Yourself Available. Buyers typically get excited when they decide to hunt for a home and they likely will make contact to see several homes. Being available to reply and schedule them for a showing quickly will help to ensure that they see your home before making an offer on another.
  6. Show Like A Pro! Showing your home can be stressful, especially if you are still living there. Work to keep the potential buyers together and let them lead as they explore the home. This allows you to keep an eye on them. As you walk through, point out any interesting features and be prepared to answer any questions. Do not take any feedback personally, not everyone will like your home.
  7. Follow Up Is Important. Within 1-3 days after showing your home, follow up with your potential buyers to see if there are any questions that you can answer and to gauge their interest. Keeping your home in their minds as they prepare to make one of the most important decisions of their lives is crucial.
  8. Ask Your Buyers About Financing. Most home buyers cannot use cash and will need to finance the purchase. Most lenders will provide buyers with a pre-qualification letter to show their eligibility. This can help you ensure that they are eligible to purchase your home before entering into an agreement. This can prevent you from losing valuable time in the selling process.
  9. Entering An Agreement. Before entering into a purchase agreement, it is always advisable to seek the advice of an attorney or qualified professional who can review your agreement to ensure that it is legal and in your best interest. Always use caution before signing agreements provided by others.
  10. Closing The Transaction. Consider how you will get the transaction closed, transfer ownership of the property to your buyer and ensure that you get paid. You can seek the help of an attorney, title company or other professional to assist with this process.  

If at any time in this process you decide to seek the help of a real estate agent, ensure that they are a Realtor – a member of the National Association of Realtors. Realtors are licensed to practice as real estate brokers but also are held to a higher standard than state law and are bound by a Code of Ethics to always ensure the best quality of service is provided to their clients. 

Realtors typically work on commission and are only paid when they procure a buyer for your transaction and it is closed. This means that they will do most of the work for you, from listing your home, to showing it to potential buyers, using attorney approved agreements that are easy to understand and advising you from the beginning to the end of the sales process.

If at any time you believe that you might be interested in listing your home with a Realtor, I would be happy to discuss how I would be able to assist you in selling your home!

Kegan Inman – REALTOR
Cell: 812-798-0204 (Call or Text)

Hunley Real Estate Inc.
Office: 812-847-7777
Office Address: 1160 NE A ST, Linton, IN 47441