Need To Sell Your House?

Rick Sheppard
Published on July 15, 2016

Need To Sell Your House?


How soon do you need to sell you house?

So you’ve determined you need to sell your house.   Great!  Let’s get started!  If you’re looking to sell it quickly then you want to price your home just under market price.  What exactly is “just under market price”?  Under market is a price that is less then the similar homes in your area that are actively on the market and/or have recently sold.   Most real estate agents should be willing to provide you with a list of homes similar in size, style and condition in your area.  So what’s considered your area?  Start with the same development and school district. Next, does your home need work?  Many homeowner’s feel if the home is neat and clean it doesn’t need work.  The truth is if you’ve not updated your home in the last 10-15 years then your home will likely need work as per today’s standard.  Even minor upgrades can help to get your home sold more quickly and for a higher price.  An experienced agent will know what upgrades to recommend.    If no upgrades are completed then your home will need to be priced accordingly to attract buyers and sell quickly.  How quickly do you need to sell your home?  If you want to sell your home within 30 days you are looking for a cash buyer.   Buyers with cash naturally, are looking for discounts when buying a home.  You’ve heard the expression “Cash is King?”  This is so true in the real estate market.  Selling your home to a cash buyer means you’re not dealing with a mortgage company’s underwriting guidelines which can often delay and even derail a transaction.   If you have more time to sell your home then selling it to the highest bidder is in your best interest.  In these cases the buyer will likely need a mortgage, which is ok.   An experienced agent, one who will review the offer and confirm the buyer’s financial ability to buy your home.  This is an important step that many agents miss today and can result in the transaction falling apart, costing you time and money.

Once your home is under contract you now have the inspections to deal with unless the buyer waived the inspections.   A home inspector’s job is to find problems with a house.  Many sales have been lost due to the results of the home inspection, making a waived inspection valuable to a seller.  Only you, the seller, determines how valuable.  Again, make sure you’re working with an experienced agent.   An experienced agent is very good at negotiating through the inspections and any other issues that may arise.

The most important question for you right now is what is your level of motivation or your need to sell your house.  The sooner you figure this out the sooner you can get started on getting your home sold.

I’ve been a realtor for more than 28 years and can help you get your home marketed and sold.  I’ve numerous reviews from previous clients happy they hired me to sell their house.  My wife, Ginny, works with me fulltime and handles the marketing for me and my clients.  Meet with us today and let us share with you all we do for our clients using Facebook, websites, Instagram etc.  Two for the price of one!

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