How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Hudson Valley Home
by Maxwell Alexander, REALTOR®, N.Y.S. Licensed Real Estate Sales Person, Alexander Maxwell Realty
Whether you are selling your home to move to a new city or just to relocate to the other side of town, you will no doubt want to receive as much money for the property as you can. Luckily, there are a few tips you can follow to ensure your final selling price is as high as possible, such as:
• Stage the Home
When a prospective buyer walks into your home, they don’t want to see a space cluttered with all of your belongings. Nor do they want to see a home totally devoid of fixtures or furniture.
Instead, they want to be able to envision how it would feel to live in the home on a day-to-day basis. The best way to provide them with this feeling is by staging the property in a way that is appealing to buyers.
• Make Repairs
Before you endeavor to sell your home, you should set aside some time and money to complete any necessary repairs. However, before you start with the repairs, it would be wise to consult with your real estate agent.
They will be able to point out what needs to be addressed immediately and what can be avoided. Consulting with a professional will allow you to focus only on the repairs that will give you a return on your investment.
• Make Intelligent Upgrades to the Home
If you want to get as much of a return on your home as possible, it may be worth making some intelligent upgrades before selling the property. In most markets, this means making improvements to key rooms such as the kitchen, bathrooms, and master bedroom.
Even something as simple as repainting cabinets or installing new mirrors can make a sizeable difference in determining your final selling price.
Parting with your beloved family home is never easy. However, by following the tips and advice contained in this article, you will at least be able to ensure you maximize your return on the property.
When you choose Alexander Maxwell Realty you choose a company which helps to invest in your future, to us you are not a one-off client – we form long-standing relationships with all our valued customers. To us, your property is a work of art and it is exactly how our All-inclusive Strategic Marketing Package presents it to the world:
1. Let’s meet and brainstorm
At our first meeting and walkthrough of your property, we will discuss the initial market assessment, pricing, and marketing strategy. We will talk about your goals and the best way to reach them. We’ll help you to achieve an optimal market positioning based on your goals, whether it is the sale price or timing.
2. It’s time for a facelift
Whether it is a brand new construction or a 200-year-old castle, your property will get a facelift based on the Strategy we agreed on at the first step. It could be as little as a few expert staging recommendations or even more extensive measures such as paint or landscape improvement. We’ll show you the numbers and how a small tweak at the initial stage can deliver tremendous return at the closing. Our industry partners can get the job done timely and efficiently, we even provide easy financing options if necessary.
3. PR and Marketing Gears are starting to spin
Next, we will start executing the Strategy: whether it is an award-winning real estate photography, property branding, aerial/drone imaging, video walkthrough, social media campaign, search engines optimization, feature in a critically acclaimed publication with a global reach, or all of the above – it is all included in our Strategic Marketing Package at no additional cost to you!
4. Here is the fun part!
When the listing is ready to be presented in all of its glory, we will hold the first open house event and invite potential buyers, real estate brokers, industry leaders, news outlets and members of the public. At the end of the event, we will distribute a press-release, interviews, and event photos through 250+ media/pr/news channels and push the property listing via MLS, Zillow, Realtor.com, Trulia and 100+ other real estate marketing platforms.
5. Building Windmills, not Walls
Real Estate is a dynamic and ever-changing market. Those who can harness the energy of the winds of change will eventually win. During the time on the market, we will help you to negotiate offers and adjust your Strategy based on the market feedback.
6. Paper-pushing is still a thing, even when it’s digital
Selling Real Estate is a process that involves many team players and an enormous workflow of documents. Our team will assist you and your legal team with paperwork all the way from the beginning until closing and we will stay on top of the timeline, making sure everything is on track!