All good things must come to an end eventually. Although we hate to admit it, it’s almost time to bid adieu to those long, warm summer days. As you wrap up your beach vacation and get ready to pick up your kids from summer camp, it’s time to return to your regularly scheduled programming and get organized before the kids embark on a new school year. With that being said, now is the perfect time to start preparing your home to sell and to catch the last wave of motivated summer house hunters. Here are a few tips on how to prepare your home to sell by the end of summer.
Get moving as soon as possible
If you’ve been considering selling your home at all, now is the time to get moving. As Moving Labor put it, it’s peak moving season. Buyers are rushing to the finish line to purchase their home, and it’s the time for home sellers to take advantage of it. However, getting ready to sell is not an overnight process. We highly recommend that you start planning now. The average cost of a house has reached an all-time high since peaking in 2007. Because the housing market is ever-changing, it’s best to take advantage of this while you can.
Hire a skilled real estate agent
Selling your home without a real estate agent can be a nightmare. Not only do you have to take on the task of listing your home and showing it to numerous people, but you also have to understand the legalities associated with contracts and real estate laws. Additionally, a home sold with a real estate agent went for over $50,000 more than one that was sold by the owner themselves. By hiring a skilled agent, you’ll be saving yourself the stress of actually selling the home, as well as guaranteeing you’ll earn as much as possible from the sale.
Get to work on Renovations
Renovations aren’t always cheap, but a home that’s in tip-top shape is going to sell for significantly more than one that’s run down. However, some renovations are smarter than others. For instance, according to Remodeling Magazine, a new bathroom might only equate to a 53.9% return on investment, while a minor kitchen remodel can equate to an 80.2% return on investment. Being smart and decisive about what rooms you fix up can help you sell your home fast and for much more money.
Make smart choices
If you sell your home at the right time, make strategic repairs and renovations, and hire a real estate agent who is guaranteed to help you sell your home in the best way possible, then you shouldn’t run into too many roadblocks. Once your renovations are complete, gather all the documents you will need for closing, and your agent will advise you on the paperwork and documents that are needed for your closing. Finding an agent who can provide you with top tear assistance for your home sale is the way to go.