Why You Should Use a Realtor to Sell Your Home
In the age of the internet there are now many ways to sell your home without using a real estate agent, but I wouldn’t recommend them. Yes, when using a Realtor you’ll have to pay a commission on the sale of your home but for that commission we do a lot of work. We price your home according to the Lethbridge market; we market your home in multiple ways, take quality photos and write a compelling description, and most importantly we negotiate the sale of your home to ensure you get the best possible price. So, use a Realtor and let us take care of everything!
How to Choose a Realtor When Selling Your Home
You may think that all Realtors are the same and there’s nothing to distinguish one from another, but I’m here to tell you different! When selling the biggest asset you own, you want to be sure you can trust your Realtor. Choose yours based on recommendations from family, friends and colleagues. Ask what he or she charges, and what they will do to sell your home for the best price and in the quickest time. And, this may sound funny, but choose someone who you like on a personal level, that you get along with, as this way you’ll build a better rapport and levels of trust.
Prepare Your Home For Sale, Even if it Means Spending Money
It’s difficult to justify spending money on a home you’re about to sell, but in the long term you’ll be glad you did. Preparing your home for sale could mean anything from giving it a good clean to doing extensive renovation work. What you don’t want to do is spend more money than you’ll make back, and this is where a Realtor can help. Ask for advice from your Realtor as to what improvements they think will be best, based on your budget. And if you do nothing else, just be sure to present your home the best you can by keeping it clean and tidy.
Did You Know, Empty Homes Take Longer to Sell?
It’s a common problem – a homeowner had to move for work or family commitments before their home sold. They take all their belongings with them, leaving their home empty. You may think an empty house would appear larger and hence easier to sell but this isn’t always the case. Buyers can’t always picture themselves and their furniture in a home without seeing the space furnished, and then there’s the fact that an empty home can feel unloved. If you’re trying to sell a home you’ve moved out of, leave at least some furniture and belongings behind to give the place some life.
Being Amenable will Help to Sell Your Home
Selling your home is stressful and time consuming. You have to keep it clean and tidy and be ready to leave at a moment’s notice if a prospective buyer wants to come and take a look, and this can be incredibly annoying especially if you have young children. But, being amenable will help to sell your home. Try to accept all requests for showings, even the last minute ones, and if your home isn’t as tidy as it could be, let your Realtor know this. Just remember, the one prospective buyer you turn away could have been the right buyer for your home.