Nashville is now a sellers’ market, and this is great news if you’re unloading your home. Home sales in 2016 were the highest in a decade, and real estate website Zillow has recently ranked the city #1 on their list of the Hottest Housing Markets for 2017.
The favorable market conditions, however, don’t guarantee that you’ll get top dollar for your property if you don’t put in the hard work. Home buying practices have changed considerably over the years and buyers are now more cautious in their home selection.
To get the best possible returns for your property, you need to take the proper steps to attract the right buyers. Here are some home selling do’s and don’ts to consider:
- Do work with a real estate professional. It’s easy to think that you can go it alone especially if you live in a sought-after neighborhood. But without guidance from an experienced real estate agent, you can make common mistakes that could leave your home on the market longer than necessary, or get you less money than you deserve.
With their knowhow and market savvy, real estate professionals can guide you through every step of the home selling process, from pricing your home right and preparing it for viewing, to marketing it on the right channels, negotiating with buyers, and making sure all needed documents are prepared and filed accurately and on time. Unless you have considerable experience in home buying and selling, you’d do well to work with a market expert.