Selling your home is a big financial and emotional task, which requires a good amount of planning. Because we have been selling homes in this area for more than four decades, we have a great bit of insight to help you prepare. These four questions are ones to consider, and ones we can help you with when you are ready.

What is my home worth?
Several factors go into determining your home’s market value. These include the condition of the property, square footage, location, amenities, as well as recent comparable property sales. Know that in our market area the “online value tools” often miss the mark. You can try our Quinn & Wilson valuation tool, or better yet ask us for the latest detail. Because we live in these communities we often know more than the database can provide.

How can I sell at the highest price possible?
There are several simple, low-cost things you can do to boost the value of your home. These include eliminating clutter, washing windows and walls, and installing higher wattage bulbs to create a brighter environment. Larger projects, like adding bedrooms and renovating kitchens and bathrooms, typically yield more substantial increases in sales price. Staging your home, which helps paint a picture for how buyers will use their new space, can also add value.

How long will my home be on the market?
The time your home spends on the market depends on several factors, including location, how competitively your home is priced, and how aggressively your home is marketed. Statistics show that if a home is properly priced, an offer should come in within the first 12 showings. If you want to speed up the sales process, don’t underestimate the value of staging. Research shows that well-staged homes can sell up to 32 percent faster than homes that aren’t staged.

How can an agent help?
In today’s online environment the value of an agent is often overlooked, especially the value of an agent who lives in the community where you are selling. A real estate agent can help with all aspects of the selling process, from pricing to marketing to handling the intricacies of closing. An agent will negotiate on your behalf to secure the best price – and quickest sale – possible. We believe our “under one roof” office environment (where each person responsible for your sale works together) and our commitment to the local community increase the value you even more. If you would like to learn even more about Quinn & Wilson, download our free Seller’s Resource Guide or Contact Us.