How to Get the 4 Things Every Home Seller Wants

How to Get the 4 Things Every Home Seller Wants

Whether you are trying to sell a modest single-family home, an oceanfront mansion, or a country ranch there are 4 things that every home seller wants. In this article, our pros will discuss each of the 4 items in detail and provide you with expert advice on how to get the 4 things every home seller wants.

What are the 4 Things that Every Home Seller Wants?

1. High Sales Price

The first thing that every home seller wants is a high sales price. Everyone wants to sell their home for top dollar but not everyone will be successful. Our pros will provide you with the necessary steps and tips to ensure that you sell your home for the highest possible price.

2. Sell the Home Quickly

The second thing that every home seller wants is to sell their home quickly. Selling a home takes a toll on families and can be very disruptive. The need to keep the home 100% show-ready and vacating the home on short notice to accommodate potential buyers is a hassle. It can be exceptionally stressful if you have young children, elderly family members, or pets to contend with. Our pros are going to give you the tips that will help you sell your home quickly.

3. Pay Low Fees

The third item that every home seller wants is to pay the lowest fees possible. What benefit will a seller receive if they sell their home quickly and for a high price but a large portion of their proceeds go towards fees and commissions? As a home seller, you want to keep as much money from the sale as possible and the best way to achieve this is by paying the lowest possible fees while simultaneously getting excellent service. You can have both and our pros are going to tell you how!

4. Excellent Service

The fourth item every seller wants is excellent service from a professional real estate agent. A seasoned real estate agent will be responsive, proactive, and knowledgeable. You want a sales agent and their team to make the selling of your home appear effortless and be there with you every step of the way. Our pros will explain how you can find a sales team that will give you outstanding service without the high fees.

You Can Get the 4 Things Every Home Seller Wants


1. Sell Your Home for the Highest Price

There is no secret or magic formula for selling your home for a high price but the there are some proven practical steps you can take to ensure you will get the highest price possible for your home.

· Make sure the home is clean, uncluttered, and show-ready. You are selling your home and moving, so pack everything will not need for the next 4 to 8 weeks and place it in temporary storage or store the items in the garage.

· Light and bright homes sell quickly and for more money. So clean the windows, open the blinds, and make sure your home is well-lit.

· Spruce up your home’s curb appeal by making sure your yard is clean, the grass is cut, and install fresh mulch in the planting beds.

· If financially feasible, fix or repair anything that is in obvious disrepair and repaint rooms that have strong distinctive colors with a soothing neutral color.

· Work with your real estate agent or a professional home stager to stage your home. They will be able to help you stage your home in a manner that highlights your greatest features and makes undesirable ones less noticeable.

· If possible, place your home for sale during the peak home-selling season. In most areas of the United States, the peak home-selling season starts in early spring and ends in mid to late June. That is when you will have the most buyers looking to buy homes and statistically the best time to sell quickly for the highest price.

For many homeowners, this is the hardest part.  Many of us are busy and do not have the time to spruce up the home and for others, they do not recognize that their home needs some TLC.  Our pros recommend you have an open and frank discussion with your real estate agent on what “sprucing up” needs to be done.  If needed, request their help in finding reputable contractors to do the work.  The money you spend on cleaning and polishing the home is an investment that will be repaid handsomely.

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2. Sell Your Home Quickly

There are three things that sellers can do to make a home sell quickly, slowly, or not at all.

Set the Right Asking Price

The first and most important factor in selling a home quickly is setting the right asking price. You should work closely with your real estate agent to set an appropriate asking price for your home. They will have the tools, market data, comparable home sale prices, and experience to help you analyze the competition and set the best asking price. Keep in mind, a house in terrible condition that is priced appropriately will sell quickly but a home that is in pristine condition but overpriced will sell slowly, or not at all. This is where an experienced real estate agent can be instrumental in helping you sell your home quickly and for the best price.

Have a Comprehensive Marketing Plan

The second item that will affect your ability to sell quickly is the marketing plan for your home. You can have a home that is in excellent condition and priced right but if no one knows about it, it will not sell. You want to hire a real estate agent who will market your home, not just list it on the MLS. A seasoned and professional real estate agent understands that marketing is what will sell a home quickly. A well-conceived marketing plan takes into consideration how, where, and when the home is presented to potential buyers.

Marketing a home starts with the “how” which is all about making the home shine. This includes staging, professional photographs, elegant property descriptions, floor plans, aerial photos, virtual tours, flyers, and designing email blasts. We want to highlight and enhance the features of your home and make it shine brighter than the competitors.

The next part of the marketing plan is the “where” to market the home. The simple and appropriate answer is everywhere possible that makes sense. You want as many people as possible to see your home so we need to make sure it is visible where the buyers hang out. That is why professional real estate agents will ensure information on the home is posted on hundreds of websites, social media, and email blasted to every real estate agent in your area.

The last part of the marketing plan is the “when”. The first 7 to 10 days your home is placed up for sale are the most critical. That is when it is a fresh listing and will attract the most potential buyers. Therefore, it is important to make sure the marketing package and the home are ready before you place the home up for sale. You only get one chance to make a great first impression so ensure you are ready to make the home shine.

Show the Home to Potential Buyers

Your home shines and the marketing plan has created excitement with potential buyers who are eager to see your home. Now you must complete the sales process by showing the home to potential buyers.

If you want your home to sell quickly you must make the home available to be toured at the time and date convenient to the buyer, not what is convenient for the seller. The home needs to be show-ready at all times and you need to be prepared to temporarily vacate the home on short notice so buyers can tour the home. This is a critical step that the real estate agent does not control and that far too many sellers do not understand. If you want to sell your home quickly you must show the home whenever and often as possible.

3. Pay the Lowest Possible Fees

This seems to be the easiest of the 4 things to do but it is not so easy when your successful sale of your home hinges on hiring a seasoned professional real estate agent that will provide you with the service and comprehensive marketing plan as detailed above.

Find a Great Low-Fee Real Estate Agent

Depending on where you live you may have to do some research to find a great real estate agent that will provide premium service without the high fees.  If you are in North Texas two potentially great options are Mac Realty Team and possibly Redfin. Both of these real estate sales teams charge very low fixed fees but there might be a big difference in the quality of the agent that represents you and the service provided.

Difference Between Low-Fee Real Estate Agents

Real estate agent teams like Mac Realty Team are owner-operated and managed by seasoned professionals who have been in the industry for years.  The agents at Redfin and similar firms are employees and may not be the most experienced.  The other big difference is the type and level of service they provide.  When working with an owner-managed real estate team you deal directly with the owners and their team members. You have direct access and are guided through the entire process by the same agent from start to finish.

At firms like Redfin, you may start with one agent but as the sales process moves along you can be handed off to other employees who will handle the inspection process, preclosing, and closing process. The lack of continuity can be frustrating and create communication issues.  Plus, employees are never as invested in your success as the owner of the company.

How to Get the 4 Things Every Home Seller Wants

4. Get Excellent Service

The fourth thing every home seller wants is excellent service.  The job of a real estate agent is to not only sell your home but help and guide you throughout the process.  A good real estate agent will spend the time to make sure they understand your goals, provide you with their professional opinion, and craft their sales and marketing plan to achieve your goals.  They will handle all aspects of the sale from the yard sign to closing and everything in between. You want a professional full-service real estate agent without the high fees.

Our pros recommend you interview at least 2 or 3 agents before deciding on whom to hire.  Find out about the agent’s experience, marketing plan, sales management plan, and how they plan to sell your home quickly for the highest price. Once you have your questions answered, then decide on who you think will provide you with premium service for the lowest cost.

How do You Get the 4 Things Every Home Seller Wants?

The key to getting the 4 things every home seller wants is hiring the right real estate agent or team. There are many great agents but there are only a few great agents that provide premium service without charging high fees. So if the home you want to sell is in North Texas one of the best full-service discount real estate teams is Mac Realty Team. If your home is in other areas we recommend you do an internet search for “Full Service Discount Real Estate Agents” and similar terms.  Make a list of the top 2 or 3 potential agents and then interview them.

Follow the recommendations of our pros and you will get the 4 things every home seller wants:  A high sales price, a quick sale, low fees, and outstanding service!

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