Selling Your West Knoxville Home: 5 Highly Effective Habits

sellingyourhomeSelling your West Knoxville home in this current market can be a difficult, painstaking task. Preparing it to be market ready, finding a realtor, going through countless showings, getting low offers, all can be very trying on any seller. But, what things that can make selling your West Knoxville home easier? Check out the tips below to see what habits can make the process just a little bit easier.

Effective Habit #1: Have realistic expectations about selling your home.

Most importantly, have realistic expectations about the price that your home will sell for. You are not going to get the asking price you may have gotten 5 or however many years ago. Find out what comparable homes are selling for in your area, but also note, not all homes were created equal. How your home has been maintained, the location, renovations that have been complete, among many other things will all play a role in how much your home sells for. Consult a Realtor for a Competitive Market Analysis (CMA), to get an understanding of a realistic asking price.

Effective Habit #2: Be open to ideas and suggestions.

Oftentimes, sellers cannot see their home the way that a real estate agent or a home stager can. Consider taking their advice. Does you home need some organizing? Could  your furniture use some moving around? They are in the business of making homes more marketable and getting them to sell for the best price possible. Instead of being offended or not taking their suggestions seriously, be open to the idea. It could make some difference in how quickly or for what price your home sells for.

Effective Habit #3: Have your home ready for showings.

Yes, it can be a pain keeping your home neat and organized to be ready for that last minute showing. But, being ready and flexible will only be to your benefit. The more potential buyers that see your home, the more potential your home has to sell.

Effective Habit #4: Be logical about selling your home, not emotional.

There is not doubt that selling your  home can be a stressful and emotional experience. You could be under time constraints to get it sold or be worried about having to bring money to closing. Still, it is important to deal with the process logically.  When you are not getting the results you had hoped for, it is important to consider the why. Is your asking price to high? Is your home market ready? Consider the possible reasons and consult with your Realtor to set realistic expectations.

Effective Habit #5: Be an informed seller.

Be aware about the current  real estate market. Know what home are selling for in your area. Know what buyers are looking and asking for. And, if you don’t know, be sure to ask. It is your  home you are selling, and you need to be informed about the whole transaction. Having a trained, real estate agent help you sell your home can make the process smoother. That is what they are trained and paid to do – – know the current market and get homes sold.

These 5 highly effective habit are a start to help make selling your West Knoxville home easier. With the current Knoxville market being a buyers market, sellers are somewhat at the mercy of the people purchasing homes. Do you need an honest opinion about what your West Knoxville home will sell for? Do you have concerns about selling your home? Please let me know if there is any way that I can assist you, feel free to give me a call or shoot me an email at Rick@TheBigOrangePress.com