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Real Estate Sale: First 4 Steps After Deciding To Sell Your Home

By Kara Masterson | May 3, 2017

If you've decided to sell your home, there are some things to consider that are very important. It's not always easy to find a buyer who likes a home well enough to buy it. Larger homes that have above average amenities may take longer to sell. Here a few tips to consider.

Location
The location of a property will essentially  impact the sell price. If the home is in a rural or unpopular area, expect to be forced to seek a lower price for it. If the home is too expensive, from the buyer's perspective, it will not be something they will be interested in. If the same type of home is in a fancy urban location close to schools and work then it's probably suitable to charge a higher price. The average price of new homes in the United States is currently around $388,200 according to the U.S. Census.

Home For Sale sign in front of new house
Home For Sale

 

Check Demand
Demand for new homes is high right now, according to the Global Property Guide. This means it is a great market for sellers. It's always good to take advantage of times like this when people are eagerly buying new homes. When people are not buying new homes the price of the property needs to be adjusted to a lower value. In a slow season, people are less likely to buy if the price is high.

Check Status of Mortgage
How much of your home's mortgage is paid off will influence how quickly the sale needs to proceed. Look up a professional buying guide like that offered by Zillow. Having a quality escrow agent can make sure that you do not end up owing too much at the end of the sale.

Get A Quality Real Estate Agent
Companies like the The Home Town Team at RE/MAX Integrity want to serve you and your family with quality real estate practices. By taking the time to find a quality real estate agent in your area you can get help finding and selling your home. Everyone knows that sometimes it is challenging to sell a home. A home is a major asset that not everyone can afford. If you want to learn more about how to sell your home, be sure to do some research and find the best agent for you.

Preparing your home for a sale is an important moment in a person's life. Having the right real estate agent and getting a good buyer helps a homeowner move forward. The best deal gives you as the seller a great value, and it rewards the buyer with a nice property.

Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah, writing on behalf of Foxfire Realty, Inc.. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max.
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