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Properly preparing your home for sale will increase your sale price and shorten the time your home stay’s on the market. With the right help from me, an experienced real estate agent, you can sell your home faster for top dollar. Among the most common recommendations by experts for staging your home: remove all clutter, pack away unusual personal items, and make cosmetic improvements. These preparations will make your home more attractive to buyers.

After these steps, you’re ready to price your home. Do you know how to price your home right? One thing to keep in mind is that the housing market is a true market. What a neighbours home sold for 6 months ago may not be an accurate reflection of your homes value today. Regional economic news can dramatically cool or heat home values.

Check the current market listings.

Do a simple search of the prices of similar properties in your neighbourhood, or search for residential properties with similar selling price as yours. For instance, you valued your home at $400,000. Look for residential properties in Fort St. John, BC that are priced similarly. See if the standard features or condition of those homes are comparable to yours. The key to reviewing the active listings is knowing how long they have been for sale. The typical average time a home takes to sell in Fort St John is about a month. If a home has been for sale for more than 60 days most likely it is over priced. 

Renovating to sell

Renovating is a tricky proposition as renovations normally take longer than planed and cost way more. I would be glad to also meet with you and discuss the value of your home ‘as is’ and what it would sell for with the renovations. I will show you all the other homes for sale and sold that are comparable to your house. This way you can make an educated decision if the time and effort of renovating is worth it in the end

Work with an experienced real estate agent.

Find a REALTOR® with a strong track record in the local market, such as myself Scott Sauer with Re/Max, who is versed in home evaluations and comparative market analysis reports. A professional agent has the knowledge and the right tools to price your home right.

Sources:

5 tips for selling your home, Canadian Living

Selling your home for more using the 3D rule, MoneySense