How to Sell Your Home Fast (or not, if that’s your thing)

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If you’re thinking about selling your home, you want the highest and best price. Because most people think that their home is worth more than it really is. They need an agents help.

How to Sell Your Home Fast (or not, if that’s your thing) attempts to show you how to sell your home fast for the highest and best price.  The process makes putting a home on the market less stressful. And owners will have an easier time making decisions when it matters most.

Prepare your home for sale by starting from the outside to create curb appeal. By giving your home a new paint job if if hasn’t been painted in the past 10 years.

Your agent may recommend that you perform repairs to correct visible flaws-or even suggest staging your home so it feels more spacious. And potential buyers can picture themselves living there.

Price it right by asking your broker to perform a market analysis. And look closely at the comparable sales of similar homes in your neighborhood that have closed in the last 90 days and take the number of available listings into account when agreeing to an asking price. 

Let me explain why:

  1. Homes that have failed to attract a buyer in a reasonable period of time may be overpriced.
  2. Foreclosures or distressed properties in your neighborhood can impact your homes market value.
  3. It never pays to set the price too high; most buyers will need financing and the bank will generally use an appraisal based on recent sales to justify the loan amount.

Pricing your home competitively from the get-go increases the odds of a quick sale.  

Because:

  1. Most buyers screen available homes on the Internet, and new listings get 4 times more web traffic. If your home is priced too high when it hits the market, you run the risk that active, qualified buyers will scroll right past it.
  2. New listings are calledhot for a reason-buyers get excited about them. Showings are likely to cool off noticeably after the first 30 days on the market.
  3. When weighing an offer, make sure to consider the potential costs of holding on to your property longer than you want or need to (including the mortgage, property taxes, insurance, maintenance, etc.).

Make sure you also lean into your trusted real estate professional for additional insight and guidance when you are thinking about selling your home.

44 percent of sellers offered incentives to attract buyers  and 91 percent of sellers said their home was listed on the internet

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Home Staging Help Sell Your Home?

 

Once you’ve decided to sell your home, you need to make sure that it looks its best. Nobody wants to buy a home that looks lived in, but rather a home that looks livable for their lifestyle. This is where a home staging company comes in. Given the competitive nature of the San Francisco real estate market, good home staging can give your home an edge and add value.

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What is home staging?

After placing your home on the market, it’s exposure will attract buyers. The more attractive your home, the more buyers it will attract. This is where home staging comes into play.

Home staging is the equal of commercial stores that showcase merchandise in such a way that consumers want to buy them.
The more attractive the package, the more it makes you want to buy it, and homes are no different.

Before your home entered on the MLS, your Realtor will likely recommend some changes to make and recommend a local home stager.
These things can be as simple as a fresh coat of paint or more drastic, as completely transforming your home decor.
If you have owned your home for a while, your floral wallpaper may be out of date. And your furniture showing severe signs of wear and tear.
Home staging allows a professional with a great eye for style to come in and transform your home into a marketable entity.

Home staging can take on a lot of forms, from simple furniture rearranging to removing pieces and replacing with new.
Home staging creates a feeling of livability for new buyers. So that they can envision themselves living in their space rather feeling they are living in your space.

What can you expect from home staging?
A good home staging company will come up with completely unique layouts that suit your style of home. Be it modern, contemporary, traditional or an eclectic mix.

When design schemes are not repeated, each home is special rather than feeling like a cookie cutter home.

Depending on your individual needs, a home staging professional may recommend some cosmetic changes. Such as swapping out carpet for bamboo flooring or painting a home in a neutral palette.

Other changes a home stager might recommend:
1. Removing family portraits from the walls.
2. Removing any personal items and placing in storage.

Each home staging is different and may cost as little as $10,000 or as much as $150,000, according to the size and scope of the project.

How can a San Francisco realtor help?

Home staging professionals come from many different backgrounds. And may have different services that they provide, making it hard to choose the right one.

Your San Francisco realtor can help you find the home stager that will best suit your needs. That will work within your budget to make your home sell fast, whether it’s a modern loft, condo or historic home.

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