Monday, March 18, 2013

Getting The Best Price for Your Home

By: Lea France at Fannie Mae

Selling your home and knowing what the key ingredients are for getting the most money is very specific. This article is a summary of articles that I have written in reference to getting the best price  for your home.


Remove all the clutter. Clutter prevents a buyer from seeing your home. Check to make sure that everything in your home is working correctly: electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and everything else you can think of. The yard needs to be well manicured. Your realtor will help you get your home ready to be put on the market and shown to potential buyers. Remember that you do not want to distract the buyer with all your possessions. You may also press here for photos showing how your property should look when you are putting your home on the market.

Pets Living In Your Home?

If you have pets living in your home, there are a few things you should do before you show your home to a potential buyer.

 The Realtor's Role

The realtor will know who the most likely candidate will be to purchase your home, and how your home compares to other homes in the area. The realtor knows how to accurately price your home. Pricing is based on the past sales and current competition. Pricing is very specific. Overpricing is a mistake and it will eventually bring your final price down.

The realtor is there to protect the buyer or seller, and to enhance their knowledge and experience to get them the best deal. The bottom line is “the realtor is there to help the client make the best investment they can, get the most money possible from the sale, and protect them so there are no legal issues with their transaction”.

Have your home appraised, have a home inspection, and get the title work done, before you put your house on the market.

Closing Date

The longer you wait for your buyer to close on your property, the more problems can and almost inevitably will come up.

Remember that buyers are always looking for anything to help bring down the price of the home. Following all the suggestions in the articles, and using all the tools available is to your advantage.

Written by:  Lea France, Sales Representative at Fannie Mae

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