As a seller in Northern Virginia area of Fairfax or Loudoun, it is your desire to fetch a maximum price for your home. But this is also the desire of potential buyer as he wants to buy the house form you at the least possible price.

The sale price of a home is not governed by the sentiments of a homeowner but on the condition of the property and the condition of the housing market. However, there is still a lot you can do to maximize your returns from the sale of your property.

Make improvements that add value to your property

Like every homeowner selling his/her house, you believe your house is the best because of happy memories and sentimental attachment. But you need to take a realistic view of your house from the point of view of prospective buyers. Undertake upgrades and repairs suggested by your local Northern Virginia real estate agent to add value to your property if you want it to fetch a maximum price. Striving a balance is a key on how much you need to invest to maximize the return on your investment when selling your home. Example updating the hardware or new kitchen appliances can instantaneously add value to your home.

Set the price right

You cannot set the asking price on your whims and desires. You have to keep in mind the sale prices of comparable properties recently sold in your neighborhood. Testing the housing market with the hope that you will bargain with interested buyers is a doomed strategy. You will actually scare away interested buyers who are price conscious and have a budget in mind. Lastly, you will have to face appraiser. If the lender’s hired appraisal cannot justify the sales contract price you will be back on the market or re-negotiating the contract terms.

Add features that buyers are looking for

Home buyers in the Fairfax & Loudoun County of Northern Virginia come looking for features that they want in their new home. As a local real estate agent my experience working with first time home buyers, downsizing buyers or buyers that are moving up into a larger home, most buyers show interest in a turn key condition home. They are looking for upgrades like stainless steel kitchen appliances, beautiful or new flooring, freshly painted home, updated baths, sufficient storage space and many such common features in the marketplace. If you cannot upgrade every demand of the home buyers; when marketing your home highlight the positive features of your house example ample of storage space or large kitchen or outdoor living or privacy of the backyard.

Create the best impression on visitors

Once you have given sufficient exposure to your property using creative marketing methods, you will start to receive queries from interested buyers. The next important stage in selling your home is showing. Make sure you prepare your house in such a manner that visitors are impressed with the exteriors and the interiors. Improve the curb appeal and clean the house to leave a lasting impression on your visitors. Let them connect with the home! 

Finally, do not forget to hire the services of a reliable and experienced your local real estate agent Ritu Desai at Samson Properties in the Northern Virginia area. I can help and assist you with every step of home selling and I will make sure that you are able to sell your home at the desired asking price.

By | 2018-02-08T15:36:21+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Tips for Sellers, Virginia Real Esate Blog|0 Comments