Today’s buyers want their dream home at a bargain price. It is no secret that in our current market buyers are shopping for a good deal. This creates challenges for home sellers. However, there are proven strategies to be successful to those sellers who are serious about getting their home sold.
First of all, it is crucial for sellers to hire a Realtor who has a resume proving their expertise in the local market. That way, the Realtor can ensure that the property is marketed aggressively and priced accurately. Secondly, the home should be ready to be put on the market. The home needs to be in the best condition possible and staged to make the best first impressions while it is active on the market.
One of the biggest concerns a prospective buyer has when considering to make an offer on an existing home is what kind of undetected problems or flaws that may be found. A seller can invest in a home inspection early and can make necessary repairs early to help create confidence in the condition of the property. It is a marketing tool which can set you apart from others in such a competitive market.
Your Realtor can recommend well-qualified home inspectors. When choosing a home inspector, you must consider some factors before hiring the right professional. First of all, make sure to ask open-ended questions about the inspector’s qualifications, training, memberships (to any state or national association of home inspectors) and experience as it relates to home inspections. You may also ask for the names and phone numbers to several homeowners who have use his or her services. Make sure to call and ask if they were satisfied with the report and other services they received. Next, ask the inspector which components of the property are and are not included in his or her home inspection. Then, ask the inspector if he or she could provide you a sample checklist or inspection report. Last, but not least, remember that even top-notch inspectors are only human and can make errors or overlook problems they probably should have noticed. Ask about the company’s policy in such situations. Does the company have insurance for errors and omissions? These are all very important things you must know.
If you would like more information on home inspections, Pensacola MLS, or tips on how to get your property sold in today’s market, please call one of our experienced Realtors today. Our client’s satisfaction is our #1 goal.