Sensible Tips for Selling or Buying a Home

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Whether you’re looking to buy a new home or thinking about selling your current one, price is an important factor, regardless of which side of the buying process you’re on. Of course, there are other factors too and it’s important that these aren’t overlooked. So, with this in mind here are some tips to help you sell your current home, or buy your next one.

Work with a reputable real estate brokerage

As a potential buyer or a seller, you want to work with a well-established and reputable real estate brokerage that you can trust. Luckily, Compass ticks all of these boxes. Their highly trained real estate agents work with homeowners who want to sell, helping them get the best price, and may even front the cost of renovations to help you sell.

On the other side of the scale, they have listings for places that aren’t available anywhere else. So, if you have a specific idea of your ideal place to live, but just haven’t found it in any other listings, you could find it with Compass.

For buying a home

When looking to buy a home, you will have ideas about what your perfect place should look like. In addition to these, there are some things you should look out for. Check for signs of dampness, which could hint at potential problems. These may be fixable but could be costly. Make a note of how much storage space there is and compare it to what you currently have, to decide if this is enough for you.

You will probably have a professional look at the house first, but it doesn’t hurt to be thorough. When you’re spending money, you want to ensure you get value.

For selling a home

If you’re selling your home, you may have lived there so long that you’ve become oblivious to some of the work which needs doing, or you’ve simply been putting it off. However, when potential buyers come for a viewing, they will be scrutinizing the place. They want to ensure that if they make an offer, the home and its condition are worth the price they will pay.

Try to look at your home objectively, or ask a friend to be honest with you about the repairs and other work which are needed. This could include repainting or decorating, but there are other smaller things you can do to make your home more appealing to viewers.

Have a tidy up or clear out, but keep a few personal items like photos or ornaments on show, as these give your home a personal touch, rather than giving off the impression of an impersonal show home. Create nice but subtle smells, such as freshly baked bread, or from a scented fabric softener on your freshly washed and dried furniture covers. You could also open the windows to let in the air if it’s a warm day. Or on a colder day, you could light a fire to create a warm and cozy feel to your home, if you have a fireplace.

There are challenges to buying or selling a home, but if you’re prepared and work with professionals, you resolve these.

About Carson Derrow

My name is Carson Derrow I'm an entrepreneur, professional blogger, and marketer from Arkansas. I've been writing for startups and small businesses since 2012. I share the latest business news, tools, resources, and marketing tips to help startups and small businesses to grow their business.