One of the biggest concerns for a homeowner looking to sell is the time that they'll have to put in before listing their home. If that's the case for you you should know your home might be closer to list-ready than you think, in today's market. A survey of recent sellers from realtor.com finds that many were able to get their home ready in less than a month. According to the survey, the preparation process took less than a month for over 50% of home sellers this past year with 20% completing it in less than two weeks. With the limited number of homes for sale there's very few options for those buyers to choose from which means they may be willing to take on projects after they purchase.
Because of this, you may be able to focus on less time-consuming tasks before putting your home on the market. According to the realtor.com survey, some of the top things recent sellers completed before listing their home over the past year include landscaping, making minor cosmetic updates and touching up paint. Of course, each situation is different and knowing what repairs or updates your house needs to stand out in your local market is critical. That's where we come in.
Real estate is hyperlocal and demand can vary from one neighborhood to the next. By hiring our team to discuss the sale of your house, we can show you what buyers are expecting in neighborhoods just like yours. We know the ins and outs of the market in your specific area and we can help you identify the places where you should and shouldn't spend your time and money. We want you to keep as much money in your pockets as possible. Spend money on areas that will get you a return without investing in too many time-consuming projects.
Time is money. We've seen it all on this business, so don't worry if your house isn't perfect, just yet. We have a Rolodex of connections for everything you can need to get your home ready to hit the market. You might be closer than you think. Let's connect so you can see what you need to do before listing your house today.Posted by Andy Mandel on