Are You A FirstTime Home Seller

Dated: August 16 2018

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You’ve been in your first Lubbock area home a few years and starting to outgrow its bedrooms and living space. Selling that starter home can be lucrative, the Lubbock area is in a shortage of homes priced below $200,000 with new families wanting in the market in that price range! The current real estate market may just work in your favor as we also have one of the highest level of inventor of homes priced above $300,000 in several years. Here are a few simple tips that will help you sell your home quickly and at the right price.

Focus on Minor Upgrades 

Unless you have endless funds to spend on major renovation projects, you should stick to minor upgrades. A handful of inexpensive updates could potentially increase the value of your property by thousands. Some of the projects that you might want to consider include painting the walls, replacing old faucets and installing new light fixtures. You will also need to spend some time decluttering your home before any potential buyers come inside. 

Don't Neglect Your Home's Curb Appeal 

Some buyers might not even ask to see your home if it looks dingy or outdated from the street. Luckily, improving the curb appeal of a home doesn't have to be an expensive or time-consuming process. In addition to mowing the lawn and trimming the bushes, you should also pick up any clutter in your front yard. Painting your front door is another simple way to improve the appearance of your home and make it more appealing to buyers. 

Be Ready to Make Sacrifices 

You will probably need to make at least a few sacrifices if you want the offers to start coming in. A buyer might ask for small favors like leaving a few of the appliances behind; carefully consider these. Making a few small concessions could result in an immediate bid. You might also have to sacrifice your nights and weekends so that buyers who work during the day can see your home. 

Work With a REALTOR® 

Working with an experienced REALTOR® is possibly the best step that you can take to make this process a little bit easier. A real estate agent can help you stage your home and connect you directly to motivated buyers. As a professional we almost always work on commission, and that means you won't have to worry about any unmanageable upfront costs. 

Before you put your home on the market, you also need to come up with a fair asking price. With a current market analysis, I can help you determine exactly where the home needs to be priced. Overpricing your home could drive away interested parties and make this process much more stressful than it needs to be to sale quickly.Image title

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Jenifer Hudman

As a Realtor, my first priority is to make my clients happy. I listen to my clients wants and needs to achieve the best outcome in every transaction and I strive to ensure that the home buying or sell....

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