Selling your first home has its share of permutations. It’s an emotional transaction that forces you to face the reality of going somewhere new, parting with the source of so many memories. However, it’s a grand opportunity to maximize your profit potential and cash in on the biggest asset you have to help secure your family’s future.
As intimidating and complex as selling your Alpharetta home may be, it’s an exciting time. Successfully selling a home requires a lot of poise, research, and flexibility to help you get the most value out of your house on the open market. Here are some tips as a first-time seller you need to know as you start the selling process.
1. Get a Reputable Listing Agent
To accurately price your home and maximize its value, enlisting the services of a proper listing agent will make things considerably easier for you. As past blogs have stated, finding a listing agent with excellent communication skills and putting your best interests first is a godsend.
Select a good agent in your Alpharetta neighborhood who will crunch the numbers for you. The agent will put together a comparative market analysis (CMA) to analyze your home against those of similar value or amenities. That will lead to more definitive and precise pricing of your home before you put it on the market.
2. Stage Your Home’s Best Areas
To improve your home’s selling power, staging your home and showcasing its standout areas can attract more potential offers. Focus on the areas that matter most to prospective buyers, like the living room, kitchen, and master bedroom.
And do your best to make your space less personal. Put your pictures, art, and clothes in safe spaces. Clear the bathroom and kitchen as best as you can. Make your home something buyers fully envision themselves in, so they feel more confident in extending you a worthy offer for your home. It will feel a bit strange. But it can reap huge benefits at the end of the day.
3. Show Flexibility With Showings
The more accommodating you are with showings, the easier it will be to garner good offers for your home. Consider staying at a family member or friend’s house for the first weekend or week after you’ve put your home on the market. When buyers and their agents come in, it can be off-putting. Plus, they might make comments along the way that make you feel uncomfortable and cause you to be emotional in a process that needs you to be as even-keel as possible. The less you interfere, the more likely it will be that your home will sell.
4. Constantly Review Your Online Listing
Take a look at your home listing on various websites to ensure all information about it is accurate and doesn’t convey misleading information that can negatively affect value. Though your listing agent will do their best to be on point with all the details, you know your home better than anyone. It helps to look over in case there’s a feature you think should be included in the listing to potentially boost its value.
If you’re ready to sell your Alpharetta home, our experienced team of agents will provide you with the necessary steps to make the process worthwhile. Let’s get started right away!