Improve Your Initial Offers by Making These Changes When Selling Your Home

Improve Your Initial Offers by Making These Changes When Selling Your Home

  • Coburn & Associates
  • 06/25/23

Real estate is one of the most significant investments you will ever make. Your home can be at the center of many milestones in your life, including holidays, birthday parties, and other celebrations. Your home is where you make memories, and it has served you well for many years. Still, it will eventually be time to move on to start a new chapter in your life. If you are ready to move, selling your home is crucial for you to move on. And if you are ready to sell, you want to earn as much profit from your home sale as possible. This means you will also want to attract qualified buyers ready and willing to submit a firm offer on your listing.

If you want buyers to submit their best offers on your property, you will need to go above and beyond to ensure your listing is their first choice. Here are some of the best home-selling tips to help you earn top dollar for your listing.

Choose the right agent

Attracting buyers to your listing is a full-time job. If you want to increase your chances of receiving better offers, you will need help. By choosing the right real estate agent, you will cast a larger net for potential buyers and be more likely to find qualified buyers excited to submit an offer on your property. So how do you choose the right agent for the job?

Most sellers choose one of two different approaches: work with an agent they already know or hire a local expert. If you already have a real estate agent in your inner circle, you have the added advantage of working with someone you know and trust. This could be a friend, family member, or neighbor. There are many benefits to this approach. Some sellers, however, do not have a local agent in their social network. In that case, you will want to hire an agent specializing in San Clemente real estate. Once you have chosen the right agent for the job, the real work begins.

Get your home market-ready

If you are working with an experienced agent, they will likely implement a winning strategy to get your home sold fast while helping you net the highest profit possible for your listing. Your agent, ideally, will have a proven track record of selling homes in your neighborhood and will know what it takes to attract prospective homebuyers. If you are selling a luxury listing, then a targeted marketing plan is essential. Here are some of the best strategies to attract better offers for your listing.

Clean your home from top to bottom

Some home improvement projects involve a lot of extra time and money. Cleaning your house, however, is something every seller can do. When showing your property, you want to make your buyers feel as comfortable in your home as possible, and a clean home is the easiest way to achieve this. Most buyers feel stressed being surrounded by clutter and mess, and no one wants to be in a home with foul odors.

Clean your home from top to bottom before every showing. It would help if you also cleaned your home before the photographer took pictures of your home. If you live with pets or small children, keeping up with your cleaning is even more important. Remember, you want to create a positive first impression with your listing, and nothing drives buyers away faster than a messy home. If you don't have time to clean your home, hire professional cleaners. It's worth the investment!

Hire a professional photographer and videographer for quality images

Most home searches begin online. In fact, most home buyers use the internet at some point during their house hunt. As such, you will want your listing to be online as well. In order for your listing to stand out above the crowd, you will need high-quality images and videos that capture the best angles of your home. That's why you should hire a professional photographer or videographer for your listing. Professional photographers and videographers are highly skilled in highlighting the best features of every room, using quality lighting and lenses to capture spectacular images that will capture the attention of prospective buyers. Your agent will likely have professionals they can recommend for your listing.

Other tips to consider:

  • Hire a professional stager
  • Focus on curb appeal
  • Apply a fresh coat of paint to your interior walls
  • Declutter every space of the home
  • Put pet items away before showings
  • Finish any home improvement projects you’ve been putting off

Price your home competitively

Choosing the right agent plays an essential role in getting your home sold. Getting your home market-ready will attract more buyers. At the end of the day, how you price your home will either make or break your sale. Whether in a buyer's or seller's market, you need to price your home at fair market value. While it is tempting to price your home as high as possible, this can work against you. You are far more likely to turn prospective buyers off. It doesn't matter how nice your home is or its location. Buyers will move on to the next listing if your home is too high. By pricing your home competitively, you are more likely to attract qualified buyers and more likely to receive multiple offers on your property or even an offer that's above the asking price.

So how do you ensure your home is priced well? If you are working with an experienced agent, they will likely present you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) highlighting recent sales in your local market. Your agent will show you comparable properties that have recently sold in your area. These properties will typically be of similar age, condition, size, etc. These listings should also have sold within the last three to six months. By looking at the comparable properties, you and your agent will come to a fair market value for your home. This should be your starting point for listing your property.

Sell your home today

Are you ready to sell your San Clemente home? Whether you are searching for homes for sale in San Clemente or you are ready for a fresh start somewhere else, selling your home is crucial in order for you to move forward. When choosing the right agent for the job, you will need San Clemente real estate agents you can depend on — you need Coburn & Associates. Backed by top-tier customer service and a team of expert agents, they go above and beyond to get your home sold. Contact them today for your free home valuation.

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