As a real estate professional, I am asked many questions from home sellers and home buyers. I am never bothered by answering questions. The SAYHAY Team works hard to increase our knowledge base to help guide our clients through the home buyer or selling process.
There are many unknowns when you are ready to sell your home. Questions arise before, during, and after a contract is accepted. The SAYHAY Team is always available to answer your questions.
The questions sellers are asking are:
“What is my home worth?”
Naturally, this is the number 1 question a home seller asks us. The price of your home will vary depending on the size of your home, updates to your home, the neighborhood, and other factors. We will compile a comparative market analysis for you. This is an objective look at homes that have recently sold in your area, comparing the size and style of home, along with the condition and the location of your home. It is essential to look at these comparative sales in the eyes of the appraiser. The appraiser will look at the proximity, size, and condition of the comparable homes to your home. Once we review the comparable homes, we will determine the best price for you to offer your home for sale.
“What should I do to get my home ready to sell?”
Spending time preparing your home for sale is worth more than you can imagine, even in a “hot” real estate market. Decluttering, cleaning, and staging a home is critical to a quick sale. You will start by decluttering and removing the personal items that make this house “YOUR” home. Next, you need to clean every nook and cranny of the home inside and out. Making everything look spacious is important. Don’t overlook your closets. When a buyer opens a closet and sees there is no room for another hangar, they will feel there is no room for their belongings either. Staging the home will help create an atmosphere for the buyer to visualize themselves living in the house.
“Should I be present when buyers come to look at the house?”
No, you should not stay home when a buyer comes to tour. Your presence may stifle the buyer and prevent them from looking at the house in depth and asking their agent questions. They will feel as if they are interrupting you and hurry along to let you get back to whatever you were doing. You may also innocently comment on something that could become a big negotiating point if they were to put in an offer, or your comments could completely turn them off. It is often difficult for a seller to hear what the buyer does not like about the home.
The SAYHAY Team will be with you through the entire process. From the initial phase of preparing your home for sale until closing day, our team is experienced and available to help answer your questions and walk you through each step.
The SAYHAY Team offers a free consultation to help our sellers understand the home selling process. Contact The SAYHAY Team at 412-755-3600 to schedule your consultation.