So it’s time to sell your Bronx Home. You’re either excited or nervous or maybe both over the prospects of new beginnings. It’s totally normal to feel these emotions as you ponder your next move.
This is always the first step. Get rid of all the things that you no longer want. Has the attic or basement overflowed with stuff you haven’t used in years? Then it’s time to start hauling the stuff to your local Salvation Army. Remember the saying ” One mans trash is another mans treasure “. Maybe you can sell your stuff on ebay if you are familiar with how to do it.
Does the kitchen need to be remodeled? What about the bathroom? How is your roof? Was there a flood in your basement? There are a host of things you should look to fix before placing your home on the market. It even makes sense to hire a property inspector to take a look at your home to determine if there are any issues that you need to resolve. Then hire a contractor that can fix everything on your list. Note i’m not saying to do a gut rehab but definitely look to do repairs that will protect the value of your home.
I’m talking your light weight work that you can most likely handle. Like light plastering, painting and cleaning. It’s amazing how many homes are placed on the market without this basic step. Buyers get turned away from a good home because of the little things. Don’t let that happen to you.
Do you want a quick sale? Then you need to aggressively price your property so it is ahead of the competing properties on the market.
Are you looking for top dollar? Then you will have to make sure you’ve made the appropriate renovations to the property so that it shows and feels better than the competition. Note that holding out for top dollar means the property will be on the market for a while longer. That’s where marketing comes into place. Make sure the world knows that your home is for sale.
Are you looking for the sweet spot? This is when it can get tricky. You need to really sit down with your Realtor to get the right plan for your home.
Picking an Offer:
The best feeling is when the offers start coming in. The problem is how do you choose the best offer. Sounds simple right? Obviously you should choose the highest offer. That’s a simple generic statement that doesn’t take into consideration the terms of an offer. The offer might be the highest but what if they need 3 months to get the money and loan together? What if you have a cash offer that can close in 10 days? What about every possible scenario in between? Selling a home is fun and scary for these reasons.
A good Realtor can market your home and get it sold. You’ve just spent a few dollars on your home and now it’s time to reap the benefits of the added value. With the guidance of a Realtor you will be able to maximize the final selling price. If you are ready to sell your Bronx home, I am ready to help.