Get set to enter the best marketing time of the year! Last month I made several suggestions to get your house ready for sale. If you followed through with those recommendations, it is time to take the next steps. If not, view the archives for last month and get started right now. It is not too late to start.
Hopefully, you cleaned out the closets, got rid of excess junk, and have necessary repairs under way. Now it is time to come up with a marketing plan. Whether you plan to sell your home your self (For Sale By Owner) or using a real estate professional, the first thing you should know is the realistic value of your home. This is where an appraisal comes in. Robert Ensminger Appraisers can help you with this process. With over 30 years experience in the Harrisburg area marketplace, we can help you determine listing and selling values. Another thing to remember - BOB IS ON EVERY JOB.
Why do you need your home to be properly priced? You don't want to waste time trying to obtain an unrealistic price. On the other hand, you don't want to leave money on the table. One thing to watch out for if you are using a real estate "professional" to help sell your house. Many times they will tell you your home is worth far more than its true market value, hoping the greed factor will entice you to use their services. Interview several agents, ask every question you can think of. And with an appraisal already in hand, you already know the value of your home so you won't waste precious marketing time.