If you are contemplating selling your home, but to sell it by owner, you may want to think twice. There are many different things involved in a selling a home that you may not even realize.
Of course, you can put a sign in your yard, place a craigslist ad, and even put an ad in the newspaper, but that is only the beginning. You have an idea of what your home is worth, but do you really know anything about the real estate market in your local area? You may believe that since the house next door sold for $350,000 then you should list your home at the same price. You could be either way above the value of your home or even thousands of dollars below the market value of your home.
There are many things to consider when putting a price on your home and none of them have to do with sentimental value. You may have raised everyone of your children in this home which adds value to you, but not to potential buyers. You should contact a professional real estate agent like Tim DeCapua, to help you get the most out of your home. He understands the market, knows if your home offers more than the one sold down the street such as new appliances, extra rooms, and other features that would actually add more value to your home.
Along with this, he will know what recent homes have sold for in your local area that are close to the same size with similar amenities. Too many times, homeowners do not ask for the real value of their home which scares away potential buyers believing something is wrong with the home. Trusting a real estate agent with the correct asking price is the first step in getting in your home on the market and actually getting what your home is worth. There are so many things to look at when trying to put a price on the house you have called home for many years. Let a professional aid it getting it right so it will sell quickly.