If you’ve decided that it’s time to sell your home, you’ve probably already begun to consider the many factors that go into your sale. From pricing your home to the closing paperwork, a home sale will be a mix of fun, stress and relief. Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions by home sellers; call the Nicole Charles & Associates team at (608) 622-SOLD when you’re ready to sell your home in Madison or the surrounding area and we’ll be happy to assist.
When is the Best Time of Year to Sell My Home?
Choosing the best time of year to sell your home is challenging. Get it right and you’ll receive top dollar for your sale; offer in the dead of winter when Madison is buried under a foot of snow and it’s going to be tough to attract buyers. In short, you’re most likely better off selling your home in the summer or autumn, but if you need to sell immediately at some other point in the year, our team can make it happen.
How Much Should I Ask for My Home?
The asking price for your home is one of the most important factors in your sale, and it’s critical to get this right from the start. A number of factors need to be taken into consideration, including your home and property, the current market in Madison and the surrounding area, houses that are for sale in your neighborhood, access to local community amenities and much more. The Nicole Charles & Associates team has expertise in the home pricing area and we’ll help ensure you ask for a fair price that isn’t so high that you scare away buyers or too low that you’re leaving cash behind.
What Renovations or Upgrades Should I Invest In?
It might seem tempting to perform renovations in order to boost your home’s value, but if you go too far you’ll end up spending more on upgrades than you receive back in increased value. It’s better to go after ‘high impact’ upgrades that are easy on the pocketbook. Consider a fresh coat of paint, new landscaping, and touching up bathroom and bedroom features to start with. Major renovations like a new deck or finishing the basement may be too costly and time-consuming to be worth it.
How Do I Prepare My Home for Viewings?
The ‘staging’ process is one that some individuals love and others delegate to professionals who have interior design experience. If you’re going to be living in the home with your own furnishings during the sale, you’ll have to present the home as best you can with what you’ve got. If you can move out during the sale, it’s a lot easier for a professional staging team to bring in new colors, textures and furnishings to brush up the décor and highlight the key features of your home.
Today’s buyer is a smart, savvy real estate investor that takes the time to research listings online and to fully educate themselves before setting foot into the market. When you sell your Madison home or property you’ll need an experienced real estate agent behind you. Contact us today at (608) 622-SOLD – we look forward to working with you!