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Get Ready to Sell Your Home in a Buyer's Market

by Natalie Higley 10/01/2018

A buyer's market can challenge even the most diligent home seller. Fortunately, we're here to help you stir up plenty of interest in your house, regardless of the current housing market's conditions.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready to sell your residence in a buyer's market.

1. Assess the Housing Market

You know a buyer's market favors homebuyers over home sellers, but you still have no idea how this market operates. Fortunately, if you allocate time and resources to learn about the local real estate sector, you'll be better equipped than ever before to maximize the value of your home.

Take a look at the prices of recently sold houses in your city or town. That way, you can see how long these homes are generally available before they sell. You also can examine the sold prices of these houses to better understand how you should price your residence.

Furthermore, you should assess the prices of available houses in your city or town that are similar to your own. This housing market data can help you establish a competitive price for your residence from day one.

2. Perform a Home Inspection

A home inspection commonly is performed after a seller accepts a buyer's offer on a house. However, if you perform an inspection before you add your residence to a buyer's market, you can take a proactive approach to address various home problems.

During a home inspection, a property expert will examine your residence and detail his or her findings. You then can use the home inspection results to prioritize home improvement projects and upgrade your residence. As a result, you can enhance your house and find ways to differentiate it from the competition.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

Selling a home in a buyer's market is exceedingly difficult, especially for those who choose to work alone. Thankfully, real estate agents are available to guide you along the home selling journey and ensure you can achieve the optimal results.

By hiring a real estate agent, you can receive extensive assistance at each stage of the home selling journey, even in a buyer's market. First, a real estate agent will learn about you and your home, as well as your home selling goals. This housing market professional then will offer recommendations to help you enhance your home and ensure it stands out to potential buyers. Next, a real estate agent will list your residence and host open house events and home showings. And if a buyer submits an offer on your house, a real estate agent will help you review this proposal and make an informed decision.

When it comes to selling a home in a buyer's market, there is no need to worry. Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you can separate your residence from the competition and boost the likelihood of a profitable home sale.

About the Author

Natalie Higley

About Natalie:

A true California native, Natalie was born and raised in nearby Redwood Valley. She graduated from Ukiah High; went on to Mendocino Junior College, and continued her education at Gavilan and Cabrillo Community Colleges. After 15 years working and raising a family in the South Bay, she returned home to be closer to 3 generations of her extended family and reunite with her community. She recently returned to Mendocino Junior College to pursue her education in Real Estate. Following her education, Natalie worked in a variety of customer service environments, where she developed her outstanding communication skills and abilities to work through the most challenging situations, to consistently achieve win-win outcomes. Natalie learned first-hand about the realities of real estate, purchasing and selling her own home. Through that experience, she gained a personal understanding of the difficulties and stresses involved on both sides of a sale and purchase – something she keeps at the forefront of her dealings with clients today. If it matters to you it matters to her. Natalie takes pride in developing lasting relationships with her clients. Her goal is complete satisfaction, helping buyers find the homes of their dreams and sellers close the sale of their homes quickly with optimum return on their investments – all without issues or complications. She gains her reward from enabling them to happily and comfortably move on to the next phase of their lives. Her energy, positive and genuinely friendly attitude, along with her solid knowledge and attention to detail, create positive impressions and lead to successful results. In those moments when she’s not working on her clients’ needs, Natalie works on achieving life balance by spending quality time with her family and friends. Her two, lovely and sometimes challenging teenage daughters keep her on her toes. They’re active in competitive cheerleading, rodeo and FFA (Future Farmers of America), and love the community and lifestyle Natalie has created for them here. Her red hair and freckles are testament to her love of the great outdoors -- fishing, hiking, working on remodeling homes, and road trips -- especially to the coast. 

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