In this post, we offer home selling tips to help you navigate the Long Beach Island real estate market.
Before the sale
Find a seller’s representative. With so much at stake, it only makes sense to receive professional guidance from a real estate expert. You’ll have several grueling months ahead, with your schedule blocked for home viewings, paperwork, and negotiations, which is why you’ll need support from someone who has handled similar transactions in the past.
Craig and Sharon Craig know exactly what home sellers go through in this competitive market. Let Berkshire Hathaway Zack Shore Realtors help you through this challenging time.
Stage your home. The 2019 Profile of Home Staging by National Association of Realtors (NAR) states that a staggering 83% of buyers’ agents believe that home staging makes it easier for people to imagine a property as their future home.
22% of seller’s agents, on the other hand, observed a 1% to 5% increase in dollar value in offers compared with similar properties that had not been staged.
Staging your home involves styling it in such a way that appeals to buyers. This includes bringing in tasteful décor and furniture, which may be rented from a furniture
Before staging your home, make it a point to clean and declutter the property. Make obvious repairs and maximize curb appeal by making sure your front yard is in great shape.
Price your home accurately. Your asking price should be based on current and relevant housing data. Your agent will look at comparable recent sales in your neighborhood in order to come up with a price range that your home falls under. From there, you can work out the finer details of pricing, including home improvements and upgrades that affect the value of your home.
It can be difficult to maintain an object view of your home’s market value because of your emotional attachment to it. But keep an open mind and listen to your agent. Overpricing your home can cause it to stay on the market longer than expected, forcing you to slash prices later on.
Market your home. Invest in high quality marketing material that does your home justice. This can include anything from high resolution photos and video tours to virtual home staging and copywriting.
And don’t forget to spread the word. Share the listing on your social media and tell frie
For their part, your agent will utilize their professional network to promote your listing.
During the sale
Schedule home viewings. Once your listing gets enough exposure, you’ll start getting inquiries for home viewings. You can conduct a series of open houses or schedule private viewings, depending on your preference. While an open house can attract more potential buyers, a private viewing can help protect your privacy and stem the tide of unwelcome guests in your home.
You don’t have to be present for either occasion. Your agent, or a representative from their brokerage, will be there to entertain buyers and answer their questions.
Negotiate with buyers. Once you receive an offer, you can accept, reject, or counter it depending on the terms. Be prepared to negotiate with buyers – your agent will s could mean purchasing a home or taking out a lease while negotiations are on-going. You can also make temporary living arrangements with friends and family.
Transfer ownership of the property. Once you come to terms with the buyer, you will go into escrow while the conditions of the purchase contract are fulfilled. If the coast is clear, you must transfer ownership of the property by processing the necessary paperwork and documents.
Ready to sell your home in Long Beach Island? Craig and Sharon Stefanoni of Berkshire Hathaway Zack Shore Realtors are here to assist you.Get in touch with Craig here. You can also reach the team at 609.432.1104 and CStefanoni(at)ZackShore(dotted)com