+ What can I do to increase the value of my home before listing it? - What can I do to increase the value of my home before listing it?
To sell a home for the absolute highest price, that home needs to attract the most buyers! And that means you’ve got to make a great first impression. You know what they say, you never get a second chance, so it’s important to get your home show-ready.
What does this mean exactly?
It means allowing others to see your home in its best possible light. If you’ve put off fixing that porch or the loose tiles in the upstairs bathroom, now’s the time to do it. Old homes would do well with a fresh coat of paint, a new countertop and updated appliances. Also, don’t forget to spend some time creating curb appeal. Consider trimming shrubs and bushes, adding a flowerbed, and pressure cleaning your patios and decks.
+ I’d like to sell my condo. How do you determine how much it’s worth? - I’d like to sell my condo. How do you determine how much it’s worth?
To sell a condo, realtors use a variety of methods in determining its value. The most common method is to complete what’s called a ‘comparative market analysis.’ This is an in-depth evaluation of recently sold comparable properties or “comps” in the past 6-12 months. While this method isn’t fool-proof, when done by a seasoned realtor, it can greatly narrow the sales price range.
The analysis takes into account many features of your condo as well as the local area and immediate neighborhood. Your realtor will consider things such as:
- Square footage
- Number of bedrooms
- Number of bathrooms
- Upgrades (especially to kitchens and bathrooms)
- Age of the roof
- Lot features
- Style of residence
- Flooring type