If you’ve never sold a home on Marco Island before – or anywhere else, for that matter – it’s tough to predict how your home will fare on the market. Your REALTOR®® will be there to walk you through the entire process, though, so if you have questions, don’t be afraid to ask.
The Essentials: What to Do Before You Sell Your Home
Your REALTOR® will visit your home and help you determine exactly how much it’s worth based on a comparative market analysis, or CMA. From there, you’ll be able to put it up for sale and know that you’re asking the right price (if you ask for too little, you’re leaving money on the table; if you ask for too much, your house will sit on the market until you reduce the price).
Some sellers and some experts suggest that you get a home inspection before you put your home on the market – but is that a good idea in your case?
Why Get a Home Inspection Before You Sell Your Home?
Naturally, potential buyers are going to pay an inspector to come check out your home before they make a final commitment. Doesn’t that mean you don’t have to hire your own?
Not necessarily. In some cases, it’s best for you to hire an inspector before you even put your home on the market – and here’s why:
- A home inspection can increase your home’s marketability and give you selling points. Your REALTOR® will ensure that potential buyers know about all the great features your home has – but a home inspection can help provide a source for her claims.
- A home inspection helps prevent trouble later. If you wait for a buyer’s inspector to check out your home and he or she discovers an issue, it could hurt your side of negotiations… or worse, it could send the buyer packing. Knowing whether your home has major issues is a good thing, because they’ll come out eventually – and if you have foreknowledge, you can either fix the issues or adjust your asking price accordingly.
Are You Selling a Home on Marco Island?
If you’re selling your Marco Island home, we’ll be happy to help you get it in front of the right buyers at the right price.
Call us at 239.821.7926 or get in touch with us online. We’d love to develop a custom marketing plan for you!