Tips for Home Sellers: How to Set Yourself Up for Success

by Team Ripinski 02/02/2020

A successful home selling experience is not a guarantee. However, if you prepare for the house selling journey, you may be better equipped than others to reap the benefits of a quick, profitable home selling experience.

Now, let's take a look at three tips so you can set yourself up to succeed during the house selling journey.

1. Identify Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses

Your home has served you well for many years, yet your residence still has flaws. Fortunately, if you allocate time and resources to identify your house's strengths and weaknesses, you may find ways to improve your residence before you list it.

Consider the buyer's perspective – you'll be glad you did. If you take an objective view of your residence, you may be able to identify assorted home problems and correct them right away.

Also, it may be beneficial to conduct a house inspection. Following an inspection, you'll receive a report that outlines any underlying problems with your house. You then can use this report to prioritize home repairs and upgrades.

2. Establish a Competitive Initial Asking Price

As a home seller, it is important to do everything you can to establish a competitive initial asking price for your residence. Thanks to a home appraisal, you can gain the insights you need to price your house appropriately.

During a home appraisal, a property expert will evaluate your home and various real estate market data. Next, this property expert will provide you with a property valuation. With this property valuation in hand, you can set an aggressive initial asking price for your house.

Maintain flexibility with your home price, too. And remember, if you upgrade your home before you list it, you may be able to receive multiple homebuying proposals at or above your residence's initial asking price.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

For those who want a helping hand throughout the house selling journey, it may be a good idea to hire a real estate agent. Because if you have a real estate agent at your side, you can receive comprehensive support at each stage of the home selling journey.

A real estate agent is happy to teach you about all aspects of the house selling journey and ensure you can plan accordingly. He or she can help you identify your house's strengths and weaknesses, price your home appropriately and much more. Plus, once you list your residence, a real estate agent will set up home showings and open house events to promote your property. And if you receive an offer to purchase your house, a real estate agent will help you analyze this proposal and make an informed house selling decision.

If you want to take the guesswork out of selling your home, you should start preparing today. By taking advantage of the aforementioned tips, you can plan ahead for the house selling journey and set yourself up for a successful home selling experience.

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Team Ripinski

Mike & Dawne are Top Producers with Century 21 and are consistently among the top sales and listing agents with over $5 Million annual sales.
Together they have successfully assisted buyers and sellers throughout Southeast Michigan.. They are Real Estate problem solvers and will assist their clients through the entire process
As experienced Realtors, Mike and Dawne stay current on all local market trends through participation in trade shows, seminars and on - line training programs. Both are members of The National Association of Realtors as well as the North Oakland County Board of Realtors.  

They are members of the Royal Oak Optimist Club and are active members of the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce. They are also long-time supporters of the Metro Detroit Youth Club. Mike has served on City of Royal Oak volunteer committees including The Parks & Rec Advisory Board, Civil Service Board and was Chair of the Normandy Oaks Task Force. Dawne was nominated for the Athena Award given by the Business Women's Network of the Chamber of Commerce and is a volunteer at the Royal Oak Animal Shelter.