Common Myths to the Selling Process: and How to Avoid Them
Summer is the best time to list your home
Contrary to what most home sellers believe (or have been told), summer is not the only time to list your home on the market. It may seem obvious that the warmer months would lead to more activity, but that’s not always the case. Yes, most markets will see a rise in inventory during the summer months, but that simply means more competition for your home to be compared to. Although the better weather may make it easier to move, it could also mean your home stays on the market longer. Depending on the buyers circumstances and timeline, your home could sell just as quickly in the colder months of the year. Remember that when a buyer is ready to make an offer, then they will regardless of the season. If you’re ready to list your home today, don’t let the time of year stop you from doing so.
The property homeowner will set the listing price
Deciding what price to list a home at takes a lot of research, comparative analysis and extensive knowledge of current trends in the market. Although most homeowners think they know what their property is worth, most of them don’t have the expertise or the tools to actually make that important decision. Home sellers have to remember that they only get one chance at a first impression, so your initial listing price is crucial. Hiring a trusted REALTOR® to give you a clear evaluation and determine a fair asking price is critical for selling your home at top dollar.