Can you believe 2016 is right around the corner? It seems like just yesterday we were embracing 2015 and here we are again getting ready for the New Year. Every new beginning often brings with it a list of resolutions that we all wish to accomplish, many of which are big life changes like moving, having children, making a career move and more. Like most resolutions, these major changes won’t be successful if you don’t make up your mind to do it and have a strategy in place to accomplish your goals.
If 2016 is your year to meet the resolution of selling your Charlotte area home, I have some great tips that will help you set a strategy in place.
The price should be right the first time around.
If I can stress one major thing successful sellers do it would be to hire an educated realtor, but followed quickly by my second point of getting your home priced right the first time. It’s not to say that price adjustments may need to happen, however it is irresponsible to price a home out of it’s market value. It’s also disappointing to be led astray by a real estate agent who entices you with the idea of pricing your home at an unrealistic market price only to get the listing and then have your property sit for months. Remember potential buyers as well as other realtors will often check to see how long a property has been on the market. If your home has sat stale for months buyers may think something is wrong with the home or assume it has been overpriced to begin with…. remember the price should be right the first time around.
Stay the course.
When you decide to list your home with a realtor make sure you take their advice. Keep in mind your educated realtor works day in and day out with the Charlotte real estate market and should have a strategy in mind for selling your home. It’s very easy to allow emotions to play into decisions when your home is listed, however staying the course of your real estate strategy is imperative to a successful outcome. Too many Charlotte home sellers use quick price reductions or other impu
lsive moves that can be red flags to buyers. Hire an educated realtor from the start and lean on their expertise when selling your home.
Try your best to look at the sale as a business decision than an emotional one.
If your New Year’s resolution for 2016 is to finally sell your Charlotte home, no matter what your reasoning (be it for career, more space, different neighborhood, etc.) remember that ultimately the smartest way to look at the sale is as a business transaction. Too many times emotion can cause sellers to make irrational decisions right down to the closing date. Remember that in the grand scheme of life although we all get attached to our nests, once you decide it’s time to sell you should start separating yourself from your property in a way that will allow you to look at the sale as a transaction.
2016 is going to be a big year for the real estate market in the Queen City. If you have any questions about listing your Charlotte area home please contact mefor a no pressure consultation on your home’s market value.