Real estate markets. Upcoming projects in the area. Gentrification or downward economic spirals in the neighbourhood. Much of the things that affect your home’s worth are out of your hands. But you do have control over some very key aspects of your home’s worth and saleability. Here are some of the most important factors over which you have control, and how to maximize them to your benefit when selling a home.

1. Availability

Meeting people for showings is a key part of selling a home. After all, if they can’t see it, then they will probably not buy it. Being available is an important part of selling a home, and one scenario where a real estate agent can help you in spades. Real estate professionals make it their business to be available , and they will be able to show your home when you simply cannot.

2. Condition and Cleanliness

If you want to sell your home faster and for a better price, it needs to look good. Everything from fresh paint to decent curb appeal are important to both asking price and sales timelines, so be sure to take the time to make your home look its absolute best. When getting your home ready to be shown, be sure to fix any major problems, like broken fences and plumbing leaks, but also clean out every room of unnecessary clutter. Then, whip out some elbow grease and start scrubbing. It’s the best way to make your home more appealing to every single potential buyer.

3. Price

While price suggestions will be a part of setting your home’s ultimate listing price, you do get to decide on that final number, and any negotiations after the fact. The best price for your home will come from a lot of research and a lot of trusting the professionals. With the right team behind you, your home’s price will hit the sweet spot of intriguing and very profitable. And once the offers start pouring in, be sure not to jump to any conclusions too quickly. If you do, you may end up losing a sale or selling for far too less.

Your home’s value depends on many factors outside of your control, but there are plenty more than you can control. By taking charge of what you can during a home sale, you can get a better price for your property and sell it faster.

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Listing information last updated on October 3rd, 2023 at 8:01pm CDT.