8 Steps to Selling Your Home!
Ready to sell your home? Great! Call Janki at The J-Team for a free seller consultation and let’s walk through the steps to make sure you have all of your ducks in a row before you list your home.
1. Define Your Needs
Write down all the reasons for selling your home. Ask yourself this question: “Why do I want to sell and what do I expect to accomplish with the sale?” For example, a growing family may prompt your need for a larger home, or a job opportunity in another city may necessitate a move. For your goals, write down if you’d like to sell your house within a certain time frame or make a particular profit margin. Janki and her team can help you map out the best path to achieve your objectives and set a realistic time frame for the sale. Also, find out the most recent comparable value in the area of your home. Seems like these days that doesn’t matter much in Fremont areas of Mission San Jose, Mission Hills, Gomes, and the entire zip code of 94539. Main reason for the home values to remain at its value is mainly due to Mission San Jose High School, Hopkins Middle school and the various elementary schools that Mission area of Fremont offers. You can go to http://www.jankisellshomes.us/mimarket/zip/94539/ to find out your property value.
2. Name Your Price
Your next objective should be to determine the best possible selling price for your house. Setting a fair asking price from the outset will generate the most activity from other real estate agents and buyers. You will need to take into account the condition of your home, what comparable homes in your neighborhood are selling for, and state of the overall market in your area. It’s often difficult to remain unbiased when putting a price on your home, so your real estate agent’s expertise is invaluable at this step. Janki will know what comparable homes are selling for in your neighborhood and the average time those homes are sitting on the market. If you want a truly objective opinion about the price of your home, you could have an appraisal done. This typically costs a few hundred dollars. Remember: You’re always better off setting a fair market value price than setting your price too high. Studies show that homes priced higher than 3 percent of their market value take longer to sell. If your home sits on the market for too long, potential buyers may think there is something wrong with the property. Often, when this happens, the seller has to drop the price below market value to compete with newer, reasonably priced listings.
3. Prepare Your Home
Most of us don’t keep our homes in “showroom” condition. We tend to overlook piles of boxes in the garage, broken porch lights, and doors or windows that stick. It’s time to break out of that owner’s mindset and get your house in tip-top shape. The condition of your home will affect how quickly it sells and the price the buyer is willing to offer. First impressions are the most important. Janki and her team of stagers and photographers can help you take a fresh look at your home and suggest ways to stage it and make it more appealing to buyers. * A home with too much “personality” is harder to sell. Removing family photos, mementos and personalized décor will help buyers visualize the home as theirs. * Make minor repairs and replacements. Small defects, such as a leaky faucet, a torn screen or a worn doormat, can ruin the buyer’s first impression. * Clutter is a big no-no when showing your home to potential buyers. Make sure you have removed all knick-knacks from your shelves and cleared all your bathroom and kitchen counters to make every area seem as spacious as possible.
4. Get the Word Out
Now that you’re ready to sell, Janki will set up a marketing strategy specifically for your home. There are many ways to get the word out, including: * The Internet * Yard signs * Open houses * Media advertising * Agent-to-agent referrals * Direct mail marketing campaigns In addition to listing your home on the MLS, she will use a combination of these tactics to bring the most qualified buyers to your home. Janki will structure the marketing plan so that the first three to six weeks are the busiest. In Fremont, Union City, San Jose, Milpitas and Hayward, Janki and her team have set offer deadlines due to the massive crowds that have attended the open houses. Find out the true value of your home: http://www.thejteamsellshomes.com/atj/user/CMAFormGetAction.do
Our mission at The J-Team is to help buyers find their dream home and Sellers sell their home for maximum net PROFIT. If you are looking to sell your home, give The J-Team a call and we will assist you from a Free Consultation to selling your home.
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