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Michele Buckman has put together some videos discussing the current DC market and what the future may hold for the real estate market in the Washington DC area.
How To Prepare Your Capitol Hill Home For A Quick Sale
No matter the market trends at the time you want to sell your Chevy Chase, Northwest Washington DC or Capitol Hill area home, you want to sell it quickly. When attempting to sell your home in a down market, there are extra precautions you should take to prepare your home to sell as quickly as possible since the market favors buyers more than sellers in this situation. These tips can help prepare yourself and your home for to sell quickly.
- Talk with a Realtor as quickly as you decide to sell your home. Rather than discussing your selling price with friends, family members and coworkers, talk about it with someone who understands the real estate market in the Trinidad DC neighborhood - someone like Michelle Buckman. Rather than discussing selling a home abstractly, Michelle Buckman will be able to offer advice that will get your home ready for a buyer and ready for a sale. Simple changes in your homes' décor, furniture arrangement and storage options can mean the difference between selling it and keeping it long past its prime.
- Seek a comparison with other homes in your area that are for sale. Working with an experienced Realtor will provide you the insight you need to make an accurate decision on the sales prices. The market value of your Washington DC area home is based on what other homes that are comparable to yours are selling for now, rather than what they may have sold for years ago or what you think your home is worth. Unfortunately, these prices are not the same as they once were, and typically, we all value our homes more than someone else will. Setting the right asking price is essential to selling a home.
- Never forget about foreclosures in your area as well. Even though these houses are owned by the bank and typically sell for a lower price than what a privately owned home will sell for, these sales must be factored into your asking price as well.
- Inspect your home to evaluate its true condition and gather information on what a prospective buyer will see. Make sure all of the items in your home, such as appliances and the heating and cooling system, work as intended and make necessary repairs if possible. Potential buyers would rather not think about what they will have to fix and how much those repairs will cost them.
For more advice on preparing your home for a fast sale, contact Michelle Buckman today. Michelle's experience in the Washington, DC, Capitol Hill and Chevy Chase neighborhoods will always provide you with the best insight and advice on selling your home.