If you’ve been following along with my blog, you’ll know that I’ve been discussing the various steps of the home selling process (click here to review parts one and two). Today, I’ll discuss the third step of the process: staging your home.
This is the fun part of selling your home. By this point, you’ve done your repairs and touch-ups; now it’s time to set up your home to look its best for any potential buyers who come for a showing.
Ideally, your home’s photos are the cover to your book, so to speak. Once the professional photographer has finished taking “magazine quality” photos of your home, those will be posted on your online listings. Buyers will see these photos before they ever get to your home,...
The very first step when selling your home should be to determine whether you can find a new home to move into. What are your criteria for your new home, where are you going, and what are you trying to accomplish?
We can help you make a top-10 list of things you’re looking for in your home, then research the marketplace to determine if homes like that are out there for you. If they are, we might even want to get out and look at a few of them before we list your home for sale.
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When we determine that the market does have a home that fits your needs, then we can start the process of listing your home. This begins before we put the sign...
How long will it take your home to sell once you put it on the market? There are many factors to consider, but these four will give you a good idea of what to expect:
1. Location. For example, does the home back into a busy road or is it tucked away in a nice, quiet cul-de-sac? Also, what’s the home’s elevation like? Is the backyard sloped in any way?
2. Price. Pricing your home is like going deep-sea fishing—you can have the best equipment possible and know where the fish are, but if you don’t drop the bait where they’re swimming, you won’t get any bites. Similarly, if you don’t price your home where buyers are looking, you won’t get any bites either.
A lot of people are wondering whether our North Atlanta Metro market favors buyers or sellers. This is actually a somewhat difficult question to answer.
Why? Well, the truth is that our market’s conditions can vary even just between neighborhoods.
To give a general answer, though, our overall market does appear to be shifting from a seller’s market to a buyer’s.
There are approximately 30,000 homes in our market right now, and while this might sound like a lot, it actually indicates that we have just about 3.5 months’ worth of inventory. To put this in perspective, a balanced market should have approximately six months’ worth of inventory. In other words: Supply is low.
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