3 Things to Prioritize When Selling Your House
Today’s Charleston housing market is full of unprecedented opportunities. High buyer demand paired with record-low housing inventory is creating the ultimate sellers’ market, which means it’s a fantastic time to sell your house. However, that doesn’t mean sellers are guaranteed success no matter what. There are still some key things to know so you can avoid costly mistakes and win big when you make a move.
1. Price Your House Right
When inventory is low, like it is in the current market, it’s common to think buyers will pay whatever we ask when setting a listing price. Believe it or not, that’s not always true. Even in a Charleston sellers’ market, listing your house for the right price will maximize the number of buyers that see your house. This creates the best environment for bidding wars, which in turn are more likely to increase the final sale price. A ChuckTown Homes real estate professional is the best person to help you set the best price for your house so you can achieve your financial goals.
2. Keep Your Emotions in Check
Today, Charleston homeowners are living in their houses for a longer period of time. Since 1985, the average time a homeowner owned their home, or their tenure, has increased from 5 to 10 years (See graph below):
3. Stage Your House Properly
We’re generally quite proud of our décor and how we’ve customized our houses to make them our own unique homes. However, not all buyers will feel the same way about your design and personal touches. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you stage your house with the buyer in mind.
Buyers want to envision themselves in the space so it truly feels like it could be their own. They need to see themselves inside with their furniture and keepsakes – not your pictures and decorations. Stage, clean, and declutter so they can visualize their own dreams as they walk through each room. A ChuckTown Homes real estate agent can help you with tips to get your home ready or refer you to a professional who can stage and sell.
Today’s sellers’ market might be your best chance to make a move. If you’re considering selling your house, reach out to us and we'll help you navigate through the process and prioritize these key elements.
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