Your Most Common Home Seller Questions…Answered!

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Selling your home comes with a long list of things you do and don’t know about the process. It also is a journey best taken with a REALTOR®. Your Shorewest, REALTOR® is here for you and all of your questions!shutterstock_95716480 With SignHow much should I do to my house before putting it on the market?

Thinking about finishing that extra tiling in your bathroom along with completing the basement, replacing all of the windows and finally putting a fresh coat of paint in all of the bedrooms can give you a bit of homeowner anxiety. In most cases, you will only need to do a few projects to get your home market-ready. This is where your Shorewest, REALTOR® comes in to save you stress! By reviewing your home and going over practical goals that you can meet. You will be pleasantly surprised at the outcome!

How much is my house worth?

This is a hard question to answer without a bit of footwork. The exact price of your home will be determined by size, neighborhood, amenities, market conditions, age and a few other factors. Again, relying on your Shorewest, REALTOR® is your best bet for the most accurate estimation as we tend to oversell our home and forget its flaws. Your Shorewest, REALTOR® will give you a Fair Market value while your home can also have an Appraised and Assessed Value. Watch our Resource Video here to learn more!

How long will it take to sell my home?

Congratulations! If you have chosen to sell your home now, we are in a seller’s market! In the Midwest, homes generally stay on the market 40 days before they sell, however some homes are also receiving 15 offers the day they hit the market. While these are the conditions we are in now, it is appropriate to consider the season, condition of your home and what you have priced it at for how long it will take to sell. These factors are continually changing, so it is important to refer to your Shorewest, REALTOR® for guidance during this time.

Is staging important?

Yes! On average, a staged home sells 88% faster and for 20% more money than a home that is left as is. Have your Shorewest, REALTOR® take a peek at your home and help you with different staging options. Neutral colors and décor will help as you will want your home to be a blank canvas. Your buyer should be able to picture themselves and their own loved ones in your house. Check out our staging home tips for how to show your home in the best light possible!

Should I be present for the showing?

Absolutely not. This is not a situation where your presence will be appreciated. You may want to really sell it by telling potential buyers about the great schools and playgrounds, but you can just as well put that information on a leaflet to put on your kitchen counter. Your presence is polarizing and unwanted, and the buyers won’t feel that they can look as they want to or ask the questions that are on their mind. They will take less time and will leave your home before really giving it a chance!

These are some of the top questions that our REALTORS® encounter in the selling process. If you have any other pressing questions or are not sure about selling your home, contact your Shorewest, REALTOR® today! Or feel free to leave your comments below and we will get back to you.

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