Believe it or not homes still sell in the winter. In fact, there are a lot of buyers out there looking to buy a home along the Jersey Shore right now and are having a difficult time due to a lack of inventory. Now is the perfect time to sell a home – but avoid these 5 things when putting your Jersey Shore home on the market.
As you get ready to put your Jersey Shore home on the market you may be doing some updating. Don’t make the mistake of over-updating. While updating parts of your home will provide you with a great return on investment others things will not. Repairing anything that is broken or updating old appliances is a good idea but don’t make updates in the home that are just specific to your tastes. Keep things neutral because not every buyer will have the same taste as yours. Keep things simple and make small updates that are likely to appeal to everyone.
Don’t Stick Around
While it can be tempting to stick around when buyers come by to tour your home, don’t! Buyers want to be able to imagine themselves living in your home and they will have a difficult time doing so if you are there. Make use of your time away to focus on what you need to do for your move to a new place.
Don’t Get Emotional
A lot of life happens in your home and it can be difficult to put emotions aside when it comes to selling your home. Your home may be perfect for you and your family, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect for every buyer. Don’t take offense if a potential buyer doesn’t like the bright colored paint you added to your bedroom walls. Consider preparing your home to sell by creating a neutral pallet throughout and by replacing any personal photos with generic artwork.
Don’t Pick The Wrong Agent
Don’t make the mistake of picking the wrong real estate agent to work with. In today’s market, it takes more to sell a home than putting it on the Multiple Listing Service and sticking a For Sale sign in the yard. You want to work with a real estate agent that is familiar with the area and is experienced. When interviewing agents, find out what their marketing plans are to get your home sold. Selling your home is a big decision and you want to work with the best.
Unfortunately, what you paid for the home doesn’t determine what you should sell the home for now. Depending on when you purchased the home, its value could have appreciated or depreciated. Your home is only worth what the current market is at the time of selling. Don’t make the mistake of over-pricing your home for the current market. A real estate agent experienced in your local market can help you price your home based on what other comparable homes are selling for in your area. If you are curious as to what your current Jersey Shore home is worth check out our home estimator tool here.
If you are interested in selling your home along the Jersey Shore the Ferzoco Group would love to help. Contact us today via email or give us a call directly at 609-254-6762.