How long will it take to sell your home? You can get a rough idea by looking at the average “days on the market,” preferably for your neighborhood and price tier. You’ll find that and other market statistics on the Web site of the local Realtors association or from an agent. You may have some advantage if your home is in a desirable location because, say, it’s in a good school district or close to jobs.
To hook buyers and reap the highest possible price, you must clean, declutter and stage your home, inside and out. Tells his sellers that they should expect to spend two to four weeks preparing their home for sale, and be ready to spend as much as 2% to 3% of its list price on improvements. Lowry tells balky sellers that spiffing up the place could cost them less than having to make an initial price reduction.
As a first step, you should hire a home inspector for a “pre-inspection” to identify all the issues that would otherwise turn up in a buyer’s inspection. Get a termite inspection, too. (The report would count toward any closing requirement.) Each will cost you $300 to $400. The inspections give you the opportunity to make repairs so buyers won’t reject your home out of hand or use problems to negotiate against you.
You may also need to invest in improvements that buyers now expect as standard features. In many markets that means granite countertops and hardwood floors, even in starter homes.
Home sellers spend an average of $1,800 staging a home, but the cost can be $5,000 or more.
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