January 25, 2020
Can You Save Money When Selling a House?
Your home is the most valuable asset for the vast majority of us and selling it will cost thousands. Using the money-saving tips in this article should reduce the cost of selling a house.
Real Estate Agent
One of the biggest complaints that people have with real estate agents is their commission. Many homeowners wonder, ‘Why should I pay an estate agent a big commission to do something I can do myself?’ Real estate agents can actually save you money during your home sale. Real estate agents know the right people, they know how to price your home to sell and they free up your time. Selling a home is a full-time job. That’s why there’s an entire industry built around it.
Pre-Sale Home Inspection
By having a pre-sale home inspection you will know the exact condition of the property. Be sure, you pick an excellent home inspector, ask for recommendations from friends/family/realtors. There is no point in having your home inspected if the home inspector only catches a fraction of the issues. Not knowing if there is something wrong with your home adds a lot of stress to the sales process. Worrying that the sale will fall through because of something that turns up during an inspection adds a thick layer of anxiety to your life that won’t go away until the sale closes. Fortunately, you can wipe away that anxiety pretty easily. You just have to get your own inspection before listing. Something may or may not need to be fixed. A pre-listing inspection will let you know either way.
Remodeling your home adds to your enjoyment, but it can also boost your home’s value over time, too. Before you shell out a lot of money for custom updates in your home, having a solid understanding of what renovations yield the highest return for the money is key. Know which home renovations add the most value, for example, garage door replacement, a minor kitchen remodel, deck addition, siding replacement and front door replacement.
Many buyers can’t visualize changes and often won’t take a second look at a house if the first look doesn’t appeal to them. Tackle clean up and repair chores first, then put some time into projects that make the grounds more attractive. Get rid of mold and mildew on
the house, sidewalks, roof, or driveway. A quick way to improve evening curb appeal is with lighting. A fresh paint job, choose eye-catching color schemes. If you don’t want the cost of a new door, consider replacing plain doorknob hardware with something more attractive.