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.
One of the first steps is to enlist the help of Realtor Michelle Buckman – the real estate expert in selling a Washington DC home.
Why navigate the real estate waters alone? That’s stressful and risky. Without Realtor Michelle Buckman selling your Washington DC home, you’ll be dealing with under-qualified buyers wasting your precious time, crazy contractual loopholes, and possibly underpricing or overpricing your home.
You may think, "I don’t want to pay a commission.” However, according to research, homeowners who sell their homes by themselves end up selling for less money than homeowners who work with a Realtor.
Choosing a Realtor is a matter of personal preference. Some sellers want a Realtor who is aggressive at negotiating, while others want someone who has a good "house side" manner, and will be patient and compassionate. Take your time in interviewing potential Realtor. Ask about marketing plans and for referrals.
Now that you have armed yourself with a great Realtor – Michelle Buckman – it’s time to prepare your home for sale.
First, have a pre-sale home inspection. Every home will have a list of repairs (minor and/or major) that need to be addressed. Many buyers want a home that is move-in ready. They don’t want to deal with even a minor headache. Head them off at the pass by addressing trouble areas before they become a problem.
If you end up having large repairs that need to be made, you can then make the decision to address them before listing your home, or to at least get estimates for costs. Buyers will appreciate your due diligence. You’ll want to discuss any sale price concessions in consideration of the repairs with your Realtor, Michelle Buckman.
Next, prepare your home for showings. You may be surprised how quickly you get showings on a new listing, so do your cleaning and staging now.
Clean your home from top to bottom. Remove odors by getting carpets cleaned. Then roll up your sleeves and get to scrubbing! You want every surface to be squeaky clean. You’d be surprised how many potential buyers will walk away from a dirty home.
Stage your home inside and out. Stage rooms so they are clutter free, but still inspire a lifestyle. You want buyers to be able imagine themselves living -- a good life -- in your home. Curb appeal is a home’s first impression. Trimming shrubs, pruning trees, and planting seasonal blooms can be a wonderful way to make your entryway feel more welcoming. When selling a Washington DC home, you may want to hire professionals to take care of the cleaning, staging, and trimming. Realtor Michelle Buckman has the right contacts within the Washington DC community to make that happen.
These are just a few simple pre-sale prepping suggestions. Be sure to ask Realtor Michelle Buckman for other tips that can help you prepare for selling your Washington DC home. Please contact Realtor Michelle Buckman today at 202-966-1400.