Tips for a Smooth Houston Home Sale
Houston home sellers have a world of opportunity in front of them during 2017! Rising interest rates have galvanized home buyers, and there are signs that the Houston oil slump is over the worst. In fact, the Greater Houston Partnership predicts that Houston will add about 30,000 new jobs during 2017. Add this to the strong home sales activity seen during November 2016, and there’s plenty of reasons to be an optimistic home seller!
If you are selling your Houston home this year, there are important steps you should take to ensure a swift sale and the best possible net proceeds. Here are some examples:
Clear out all but the essentials. Clutter and excessive furnishings make homes appear smaller than they actually are. Consider using a self-storage facility for things you don’t absolutely need, but don’t wish to discard.
Consider using a bank safe deposit box to store jewelry, tax records, spare checkbooks, credit cards or any other personal or financial items.
Have documentation to support any home renovations, upgrades or repairs. This includes copies of your building permits, receipts for materials and labor, appliance warranty info, manuals and so on.
Avoid going overboard when making improvements to your home. Some cosmetic updates may be wise, but there’s no need to overspend. Get the market advice your KW Energy Corridor Team agent before investing in costly upgrades that may not pay you back dollar-for-dollar.
Make your home easy to show. Online marketing does wonders, but most buyers still want to tour the home before making an offer. Before putting your home on the market, have a game plan for handling showings, including arrangements for pets and quick household clean-ups.
Be willing to negotiate. Most home buyers have reasonable requests. Be flexible where you can, and keep your main objectives in mind!
This is not a complete list, but it should help you set the groundwork for a smooth home sale! Ready to sell? We will provide you with a free, no-obligation market value analysis and pre-sale consultation. Obtaining the expert advice of the KW Energy Corridor Team is the first step in a successful sale! Contact us today for your free consultation!
KW Energy Corridor Team
11757 Katy Fairway | Suite 930
Houston, TX 77079