If you are looking to sell your home, check out these tips to give you a head start on your competition:
1. Know what your home is worth. In the neighborhood, that is. If you are going to sell you definitely want to know the comps for your home. Your real estate agent can help you with this. You can always start going to open houses to see what’s selling in your neighborhood, and utilize online listings to help you learn more. Just remember that “comps” are comparable sales, not comparable listings. It doesn’t matter what people are asking for their homes, only what the homes actually sell for.
2. Get inspected. Of course, inspection falls to the seller, but if you want to give yourself a leg up consider paying for an inspection yourself. If you do you will know what needs to be repaired before you begin negotiating. If you can plan for repairs in advance you will be able to fix them for less money than they would cost you in buyer credit down the road, or you can price your home with the repairs factored in. Either way you will save money for the long run.
3. Stage your home. By hiring a designer or stager, you will be able to show your home in the best possible light. Again, even though this is an up-front cost, it will save you money in the long run!
Thinking of buying or selling a home in Sussex County? Give us a call at Cooper Realty and put us to work for you – 302-644-2266.