Although the Nashville real estate market may be red hot right now, that doesn’t mean home sellers still shouldn’t take certain measures to ensure they get top dollar for their home. Inventory is low and demand is up, but if your home isn’t presented in a way that entices all those active home buyers out there, selling it may still be difficult, regardless of how scorching Nashville real estate is right now.
If you look around online, you’ll probably find all kinds of tips and tricks out there for buying your first home. But what if you’ve already went down that road and are now ready to sell your first home? If this sounds like the situation you’re in and want to take advantage of such a prime sellers market, here are a few things we recommend to help make the selling process easier and more effective for anybody who’s never sold a home before:
Spruce up your home
The first tip is to spruce up your home and make it move-in ready. Fix leaky faucets, update your landscaping and make basic cosmetic repairs to make your home look as appealing as possible.
Hire a qualified real-estate agent
Next, find a qualified real-estate agent. You can always ask friends and family for referrals but it may be more important to find someone experienced with selling and buying homes in your neighborhood.
Be flexible with showings
A good real estate agent, like one of our own, will also likely urge you to be flexible with showings. If prospective buyers have to wait too long to get inside for a peek they may be less likely to stay interested.
Price it correctly
Your agent can also help you price your home correctly from the beginning. An overpriced home keeps a home on the market longer and deters potential buyers.
Plan for negotiations
Finally, plan ahead for possible negotiation points. From closing costs to the closing date and the price, there are all kinds of things that come up during negotiations and you need to know from the start what is most important to you, the seller.