When a homeowner considers selling their home one of their biggest concerns is getting it ready to officially list for sale and have people come and look at it. But for some owners, may be closer to having their home list ready than they think. According to a recent survey of current home sellers on realtor.com, a majority of sellers were able to get their homes ready to sell in less than a month.
Right now, the market remains a strong seller’s market and this means that homes are selling at a quicker pace than they were just a few years ago. With the success rate of selling quickly, the preparation process for selling a home took less than a month for almost 50% of those selling a home that took the survey at realtor.com. 20% of those that took the survey reported they completed their home preparations for selling in less than two weeks.
A majority of these sellers that expected to get their homes sold quickly smartly followed recent homebuyer trends with the help of the real estate agent. As mortgage rates and home prices are on the rise there are many home buyers that are serious about finding a home as quickly as possible before it ends up costing them thousands of extra dollars.
Your House May Be Almost List-Ready
While the home inventory is remaining, low this leaves current buyers with fewer options to choose from and it also means that buyers have relaxed a little bit on expecting homes to be perfectly turnkey when they purchase. Turnkey is a real estate term meaning that the home is ready for the next owner to move right in and enjoy as is with no need to make repairs or updates.
This relaxation in expectancy enables current homeowners to focus less of their time making sure their home is immaculate before listing their home for sale. There are still some things that sellers should do to clean up their homes and make them look presentable but it is much less demanding than the expectations buyers set for what they wanted to see in homes just a few years ago. According to the survey most of the work sellers did before listing their home included minor items like landscaping replacing light fixtures and making sure paint was fresh.
The best way to get your home list ready is to ask the help of an expert local realtor
Every market is different in what buyers are looking for in homes and what type of home is seeing the most successful in sales. The best plan you can have for getting your home ready to list is to hire a real estate agent and have them come and look at your property. They can best advise you on the current condition of your home and what may need to be done to appeal to the widest set of buyers and sell for top dollar.
Local realtors know the ins and outs of the current market in a specific area and what buyers are currently looking for in homes. They can help you to identify areas of your home that you might want to put a little effort into making it look like it is in their best condition. But in general, most homeowners are surprised to realize there really is not much they need to do to their home before they list it.
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