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Get the Best Price for Your House

by Robin Latham 12/07/2019

No two houses are exactly the same. Much in the same vein, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to ensure a home seller can get the best price for his or her residence. However, there are several things that a seller can do to boost the likelihood of enjoying a profitable house selling experience, such as:

1. Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

Upgrade your house's curb appeal before you list your residence – you will be happy you did. Because if your home boasts an awe-inspiring exterior, your residence could stir up lots of interest from buyers as soon as it becomes available.

It generally won't take long for a seller to upgrade his or her home's curb appeal. For example, mowing the lawn, trimming the hedges and performing other lawn care tasks enables a seller to quickly improve his or her residence's curb appeal. In some instances, repairing cracked or damaged home siding may be necessary, too.

If you require additional assistance with home exterior upgrades or repairs, contractors are available in cities and towns nationwide. These professionals can take the guesswork out of home exterior improvement projects and help you bolster your residence's curb appeal in no time at all.

2. Eliminate Clutter

If your home is filled with a large collection of antiques, artwork and various personal belongings, you may want to put these items in storage. That way, you can show off the true size of your residence's interior to potential buyers – something that may lead to a quick house sale.

Of course, if you want to get rid of assorted clutter, you can always host a yard sale or list items online. You may be able to give your unwanted items to family members or friends or donate them to charity as well.

As you remove clutter from your home, it also may be beneficial to clean each room of your residence. Then, your home's interior can capture buyers' attention for all the right reasons.

3. Hire a Real Estate Agent

If you want to get the best price for your home, it typically is a good idea to hire a real estate agent. This housing market expert can offer tips and recommendations to help you enhance your residence's interior and exterior before you list your home. Plus, a real estate agent will help you identify and address home selling hurdles.

Furthermore, a real estate agent allocates time and resources to educate a seller about the house selling journey. And if you ever have concerns or questions about selling your house, a real estate agent can address them right away.

For individuals who want to maximize their home sale earnings, it helps to know what to expect after you list your residence. By using the aforementioned tips, a seller can prepare his or her residence for the housing market. And as a result, this individual may be better equipped than ever before to get the best price for his or her home.

About the Author

Robin Latham

My career in real estate was born from the desire to help people achieve the dream of home ownership and the financial benefits that smart home ownership provides.  It is my goal to provide personal service and attention to my clients through all the stages of home ownership and stages of life…from the first home to the final home and every step in between.

I truly believe in home ownership for all who desire this “American Dream”. Long before the first home purchase I will help you determine the best path to home ownership for your individual situation.  I will work diligently on your behalf to help you secure your first “perfect for YOU home”.

It is my hope that I can continue to be a resource to my past clients, many of which I call friends after sharing the first journey into home ownership together.  As a resource, I can provide you up to date market information about your home to help you make sound improvement and financial decisions regarding your home and the equity that you are building.

As a seller I understand the journey that you have taken in your home and will seek to understand your personal situation and needs as I prepare a personalized plan for the sale of your home.  Through my community involvement,dedicated efforts and lists of prospective buyers I will identify the right buyer for your home, and through targeted marketing match your home to that buyer; all with the goal of securing the best price possible in the shortest amount of time.

As you move through the life stages I will always be available to assist you with the same personal care and attention that you will come to expect from me. It will be my pleasure to take the journey with you from the first set of keys to the last.