Home Selling Tips
As America’s Most Trusted® Home Builder, Taylor Morrison has helped countless people get into the home of their dreams. But for many buyers, closing on a new house can’t happen until they’ve sold the one they’re living in now.
Don’t worry, we’ve got your back.
Follow this simple guide to sell your townhome in Charlotte or single-family home in San Juan Capistrano!
1) Check Comparables to Get a Ballpark Figure
Let’s be honest here. When contemplating selling your home, the first question that comes to mind is, “What’s it worth?”
Fortunately, it’s very easy to find out. All you’ve got to do is compare your home to similar properties that have sold recently in your neighborhood.
Here are 3 great sites to gather this information:
2) Am I Ready + How Do I Start?
Give the decision to sell your home careful thought. This short video from Realtor.com® makes it easy to decide if selling is right for you.
A great start is asking a professional Agent for advice which doesn’t cost a dime.
Ask friends & family for referrals and give several Agents a call. They’ll be able to provide valuable insights on your local market and confirm/modify the results of your comparison analysis.
3) Familiarize Yourself with the Listing Process
Last October, the Zillow Group published a fascinating study on consumer housing trends in the United States.
Read through the information on the listing and selling process to get a better idea of real estate trends in your part of the country.
4) Understand Today’s Buyer
Half of all home buyers in the United States are under 36 years old. This means that a new generation, including Millennials, are reshaping the way Americans buy and sell their homes.
It used to be that buyers trusted their real estate agent to take the reins and house hunt on their behalf. Nowadays buyers use technology to keep their fingers on the pulse of the market. They expect their agent to be a partner and an adviser in the home buying process, but they’ll do most searching on their own.
What are the implications here?
It’s simple. You can no longer just list your house on the MLS and expect that buyers are seeing your listing.
You’ve got to get involved with marketing online – including social media.
5) Prepare Your Home
Be sure to run through this helpful checklist before you begin showing your home.
Once you’ve scored an offer, the fun begins. You get to be the buyer and not the seller!
Disclaimer: Taylor Morrison received the highest numerical score in the proprietary Lifestory Research 2016 and 2017 America’s Most Trusted® Home Builder study. The 2016 study based on 39,079 new home shoppers from Jan-Dec 2015. 2017 study based on 31,764 new home shoppers from Jan-Dec 2016 in the United States. Your experiences may vary. Visit www.lifestoryresearch.com.