Are you looking for a new house for sale? Unless you just won the lottery, you will likely be financing your new home. Before you do anything else, get pre-approved for a bank loan. Imagine finding the house of your dreams, but not already being pre-approved. All the seller really wants to do is move their house for sale. So while you’re waiting on the sometimes lengthy pre-approval process, someone else could easily swoop in, and make a bid on YOUR dream house! But you can’t do anything about it because you didn’t do the very first thing you should do before looking at a house for sale, you neglected to get pre-approved for a loan! And you might very well miss out on your perfect home.
This might seem like an adolescent exercise, but we assure you, this can really keep your house for sale search on-track! Perhaps location is most important to you. Put it at the top of the list. Maybe it is square footage, or number of bedrooms and bathrooms, or a finished basement, or whatever other possible factors are most important to you. Remember, there’s not just one house for sale out in the market, it’s a sea of potential houses! Be honest, but prioritize your desires. That way you are surer to get the things you really want in a new house for sale. And if you happen to have a family; well you should definitely include their desires on the “dream-list” as well.
It’s not necessarily negative to envision yourself, your furniture, your belongings, your family, or your dog in a new prospective house for sale. But chances are, if it seems too good to be true, it really might be. Don’t dull the rest of your search by falling in love with a house that you KNOW is out of your price range, or doesn’t match your assessed needs and wants.
New grass, flowers, mailboxes, and freshly painted front doors can really boost the “curb appeal” of your home. Getting your house “buyer-ready” for a quick sale can be a daunting task. The wrong approach can really bog down the entire selling process, and it can potentially eradicate a great window of opportunity. RCM agents have unlimited expertise in the most effective presentation methods.
If cleanliness is godliness, then neutrality is divine! Avoiding showcasing personal items, religious symbolism, and cultural selectivity to make your home more appealing to potential buyers. If prospective buyers cannot visualize themselves in your home, they are highly unlikely to buy it!
In today’s real estate market, utilizing a great home inspector is standard practice. Home inspectors are very thorough, and they are paid to be impartial in their inspections. But don’t panic! Unlike a home for sale by owner, the professionals at RCM know exactly how to communicate with home inspectors.
They will tell you what you need to do before you put your home on the market, and they will guide you through the seller disclosure agreement. This process, when done correctly, can really put a prospective buyer at ease. Who knows? It may help seal the deal on your home!
It is almost always unnecessary to remodel your home before you put it on the market. Often, a home for sale by owner will have thousands of dollars in remodeling right before sale. This is almost always unproductive, and it doesn’t yield ample returns. New handles for cabinets, sink and light fixtures, a fresh coat of neutral colored paint, and an easy-to-maintain landscaping job are more than enough to maximize your quick home makeover for a quick home turnover!
RCM National Realty is an exclusive boutique real estate company. Our mission is to help clients customize their buying or selling experience to best fit their families’ schedule and housing needs. With our diverse group of agents, it is easy to find a qualified professional who understands your market of choice. Let RCM National Realty open the doors to your real estate dreams!