Recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) suggests that now is a great time to sell your home. The concept of ‘supply & demand’ reveals that the best price for an item is realized when the supply of that item is low and the demand for that item is high.
Let’s see how this applies to the current residential real estate market.
Hiring a professional real estate agent to sell your home can make all the difference in the world. An experienced agent will know the ups and downs of the market in your area and be able to help guide you and make the best possible decisions when it comes to pricing and accepting offers.
TIP! To sell your home at a fair price, ask several real estate agent to estimate its value and ask them how much their agencies will charge you for listing and selling your home. If you cannot find a quick agency, you can list your home yourself very easily on the internet.
Should You Wait To Sell Your House or Sell NOW?
Selling a home in today’s market is going to be far more difficult than it has been in past years. The home values are not as they used to be so if you are trying to sell your home at the prices that the assessor tells you it is worth, there is a good chance that you will be stuck with it for a while. Reduce the price a bit and you should be able to move on.
TIP! Pay attention to “selling season” when trying to sell your home. Most families want to move during the summer, to avoid interrupting their child’s school year, and so are looking to buy in the spring.
It is no secret that the supply of homes for sale has been far below the number needed to sustain a normal market for over a year at this point. A normal market requires six months of housing inventory to meet the demand. The latest report from NAR revealed that there is currently only a 3.6-month supply of houses on the market.
When planning a renovation in order to sell your home, it’s important not to over-do the property. If you renovate a home to the point where it is worth significantly more than other properties in the neighborhood, you are unlikely to see a return on your investment. If the renovation won’t increase the selling price of the home, skip it.
TIP! When considering lowering the price on a real estate listing based on the recommendation of your “real estate agent”, consider their motives. Remember that your agent receives a portion of the final selling price as their commission on the sale.
Supply is currently very low!
When choosing a real estate agent, look around your neighborhood at the “for sale” signs. See which agents or companies have the biggest presence and which ones switch from “for sale” to “sold,” the fastest. The best predictor of an agent’s ability to sell your home, is in the ability to sell other homes just like yours.
TIP! A major selling point of a home is your bathrooms. When you are looking to sell your home, make sure that your bathrooms sparkle.
If you plan to sell your home within the next few years, become familiar with your target real estate market and what they look for in their next home, whether it’s landscaping, storage features, or remodeling. Remember that a family with two kids will be looking at that spare bedroom much differently than empty-nesters or bachelors will.
Should You Wait To Sell Your House or Sell NOW?
TIP! If you want to sell your home quickly, you must prepare it to be viewed by prospective buyers. Clean up all the clutter, even from the closets.
A report that was just released tells us that demand is very strong. The most recent Foot Traffic Report (which sheds light on the number of buyers who are actually out looking at homes) disclosed that “foot traffic grew 10.5 points to 52.4 in March as the new season approaches.”
You do not have to wait until spring to sell your home. It is true that spring time is the busy season for buying houses, however, people are looking to buy houses all the time. By listing your home as soon as you are ready, you can market it to all the buyers and not just the ones buying in the spring.
TIP! If you are trying to sell your home and your driveway is not in good shape, you may want to think about fixing it. A driveway is one of the first thing that a potential home buyer will notice about your home and you want to make a good impression.
Demand is currently very high!
If you are trying to sell a home, it is important that you market for home in all sorts of avenues. If you only advertise through a for sale sign, you will find it very difficult to sell your home. Make sure you advertise on the internet, in newspapers and through other creative avenues.
TIP! When you are trying to sell your home, you should hire a real estate agent to teach you the proper way that you should stage the furniture and decorations. The real estate agent is trained to know how to place everything in your home so that it looks as appealing as it possibly can.
If you decide that you want to sell your home without a real estate agent, make sure to do some research on how to do it properly. Make sure you know what to set your asking price as and what documents are needed, in order to make a sale final.
TIP! Sell your home when buyers are feeling positive about the housing market. Currently the buyer’s market is at a good point, where most buyers are generally thinking positive.
Waiting to sell will only increase the competition between you and all of the other sellers putting their houses on the market later this summer. If you are debating whether or not to sell your home, let’s get together to discuss the conditions in our market.