If you’re considering selling your home and moving to a home that better suits your needs, you’re not alone. These days, lots of Americans are showing an interest in leaving urban areas to enjoy a slower pace and higher quality of life. While build times are normalizing and inventory is catching up, there is still a demand for move-in ready homes in our market. In short, it’s not a bad time to think about listing your home.
All that being said, selling real estate isn’t as easy as asking Google “How do I sell my house?”. Although it doesn’t hurt to look at other properties for sale in your area to help educate yourself on the local market. There are a lot of pieces to be put in place when listing your home. You’ll need to be savvy if you want to get your home sold in a timely manner to the right buyers and for the right price. Let’s take a look at three of the most common questions sellers ask when they’re listing a home.
What are the selling features of my home?
Even though you may love all of your home, not all areas are of equal value to a potential buyer. That’s why it’s important to focus on “selling features” when marketing your home or investing in pre-listing upgrades. The professionals at the Coastal Community Real Estate Group (CCREG) have decades of experience listing homes. They’ll be able to tell you what unique selling features can be highlighted to make your home stand out. Or simple updates you can make to get your home ready for market.
For example, outdoor projects, like adding lighting or landscaping features to the yard, are relatively inexpensive. Plus they can also boost your home’s value. Rooms worth sprucing up are the kitchen and the bathrooms. Adding a new backsplash or fresh coat of paint can be an easy way to significantly bring up your home’s appeal. Other selling features are hardwood floors, an open-concept living space, and finished basements or attics. With your real estate agent’s help, you can make sure your home is marketed in the best light, and buyers are aware of the unique features that add value to your home.
How do you plan on marketing to my target buyers?
CCREG pros don’t just throw a listing up alongside all the other homes for sale. Our agents study data from the local market to keep up with the market and learn from other home sales in the area. Once we’ve acquainted ourselves with your home’s specific market position, we help you strategize a selling goal. We’ll walk you through how to price your home correctly to help meet your timelines and price point. Then, we help you prepare you for a photoshoot so your home looks its absolute best.
Our agents know the ins and outs of their regions. They know how much homes are selling for and what potential buyers are interested in. This knowledge helps them choose the most attractive pictures and word the listing description to perfection. Not only does Coastal Community Real Estate Group list homes, but we spend over a million dollars annually to market all of our homes. Once we’ve determined the best photos and descriptions, we initiate local, regional and national marketing efforts in order to get optimal exposure to potential buyers.
What do I need to do to get my home ready?
This will depend on how much you want to (or are able to) invest in home beautification. It’ll also depend, of course, on how prepared your home already is. There are plenty of simple and inexpensive steps to take. Investing in curb appeal by mowing the lawn, planting some shrubs, and washing the home’s exterior make a great first impression on homebuyers. We also recommend spending time staging the home before you show it. Our agents will offer expertise on staging — something as simple as cleaning your windows and organizing your belongings can make a home feel lighter and more welcoming to a potential buyer.
At CCREG, we pride ourselves on our mastery of the local real estate market. Our agents have seen it all, and they’re excited to share their knowledge with you. With our know-how and your beautiful home, we’re sure to help you meet your selling goals (and beyond) with ease. Learn more about the CCREG team or get in touch to hear about how we can support your home-selling journey today. Give us a call at 833-767-1745.