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11 Tips for Selling Your Home in Today’s Market
Although sales of existing homes continue to fluctuate, home prices are on an uptrend in all regions1. Yet it’s still a buyer’s market, which can lead to sleepless nights and strained pocketbooks for those with a home on the market, especially if they’ve already purchased a new home. To sell a house, it may help to have features many of the others don’t. If you’re looking to sell your home, here are some of the ways to set it apart from the rest:
Also make sure that your living room and kitchen look top notch. Remove all clutter, store small appliances in cupboards, and update such items as light fixtures, knobs, drawer pulls, and cabinet and countertop surfaces if yours are out of date or worn down.
When it comes to selling your home, making sure it’s in tip-top shape isn’t the only consideration. You should also:
Although these sales trends occur in many states, they don’t occur in all states. Plus, the weather in any given year may shorten or prolong a real estate season in your area. To identify the best time to sell your home, consult with a reputable realtor who is familiar with your market.
Whether your home has taken up permanent residence on the listings website or if you’re only considering selling it at some point, consider working with a financial advisor who can help you determine how the other financial factors that affect the value of your home may impact your ability to sell.
Jeffrey D. Carlson is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER practitioner™ who can be reached at (410) 740-8000, 10025 Governor Warfield Parkway, Suite 209, Columbia, MD 21044. Or visit www.ameripriseadvisors.com/jeffrey.d.carlson.
Advisor is licensed/registered to do business with U.S. residents only in the states of AL, CA, DE, FL, KY, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, DC, FL.
1 National Association of Realtors® News release, June 21, 2012 -http://www.realtor.org/news-releases/2012/06/existing-home-sales-constrained-by-tight-supply-in-may-prices-continue-to-gain
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