Homes for sale in West Bend, WI are some of the most sought after listings in the state. But that doesn’t guarantee a quick and profitable sale. Making all the necessary preparations and following the right strategy will help you to sell your home fast. Here’s how.
Price your home correctly
Your home will sell more quickly if the price is right. With so much access to information, today’s buyers are savvier than ever, comparing home prices and looking for the best real estate deal possible.
That’s why it’s important to price your home correctly. An overpriced listing will stick out like a sore thumb in the MLS, and smart buyers will avoid it at all costs.
However, take care not to sell too low — doing so will make you lose out on a profit.
To price your home correctly, work with a Realtor who can give you a price range based on comparable recent sales in the area and other relevant data. This will take the guesswork out of it. This also gives an objective view of the property’s value if your judgment has been clouded by your emotional attachment to the home. Jim Emmer has over 35 years of experience working with clients to price homes at the best rate to sell fast.
Be wary of agents who set a specific asking price with no basis — the asking price should always be backed by data. Likewise, don’t just go with the agent who suggests the highest asking price. While it might be tempting, a high but unjustifiable asking price can cause your home to sit on the market longer than expected and force you to slash the price.
Maximize curb appeal
Curb appeal refers to the visual presentation of your home’s exterior, including its façade, the front yard, and main gate. You only have a few seconds to make a positive impact on buyers when they first visit the property, so it’s important to put your best foot forward.
Power wash the exterior walls, repaint the front door and window boxes, and make sure that the main gate is in great condition. Clear the driveway of debris and clutter. Trim the grass and remove dried leaves.
Stage your home
According to a survey by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), home staging can increase the dollar value of a home between 1% and 5%. Moreover, 28% of sellers’ agents who participated in the survey reported “slight decreases in the time on the market” for staged homes.
That’s why it’s worth staging your home for a sale. It can be as simple as rearranging the furniture in such a way that emphasizes the layout of the home and promote better flow. You can also repaint the walls, bring in some artwork, and replace the linens, drapes, and covers with fresh ones.
However, the most common agent suggestions for home staging include:
- Decluttering (95%)
- Full home cleaning (89%)
- Relocating pets before showings (83%)
- Carpet cleaning (78%)
Spread the word
You could have the most desirable listing in Wisconsin and not have anyone know it. That’s why it’s important to get the word out on your home listing. Your agent will use their professional network to market your home, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do the same — announce it on your social media, personal blog, online groups, and so on. Let friends, family, and colleagues know that your home is for sale. You might just find a willing buyer within your own circles.
Know how to negotiate
It takes compromise to sell your home quickly. Be receptive to suggestions, for instance, if the buyer offers to waive certain contingencies, such as the home inspection, in exchange for a slightly reduced price, consider taking it if they can close the sale quickly. Your agent will help you during negotiations to make sure that you get what you want out of the deal.
Ready to sell? The Emmer Real Estate Group is here to help. We have offices in West Bend and Green Lake. Send us a message or you can also reach the team at 262.629.4747 and ContactUs@EmmerRealEstate.com.