At Key Properties, we go the extra mile to help you determine your Burlington County home’s value…and then we can get your home on the market in no time and get exposure to thousands of potential buyers. We can help you sell your home for top value and save you time too.
Anyone can easily put their house on the market for sale; there’s at least a dozen ways to do so, even a simple “For Sale By Owner” sign in your front yard, a newspaper ad, Craigslist, etc.
But for a life-changing move like selling a home, most people want and need proper guidance, and experienced professionals helping them along the way. That’s what we at Key Properties are here to do for you.
The first thing to consider is the various things you may need to do to improve your property’s position in the market. Most prospective buyers will likely demand some improvements, especially following a home inspection. Any repairs or upgrades should be considered realistically and based on market trends at a given time.
Then there’s the actual marketplace. Multiple things affect home prices, including the level of inventory and competition for selling homes, nearby alternative markets, availability of financing to buyers, and speed at which homes in the area are selling. All of these things are probably affecting your desire for moving, and should be a part of your expectations.
It’s critical for you to have an understanding of the market so that you can negotiate the pitfalls and hurdles in reaching a settlement with a buyer, so that the buyer will pay the highest and best price under the most favorable terms. We’ve seen a multitude of transactions, and each one has different challenges.
Every house is different, including in its condition, and home inspectors will call out a number of concerns to potential buyers. Each buyer will interpret a home inspector’s report differently, and they’ll be relying on their agent for help and probably taking their advice. There may be differing opinions about termite damage or treatment, for example. In many municipalities, a full house internal inspection could also be required.
These things, along with your home’s location and square footage, are all factors that affect the value of your home.
An established real estate agency in the region with a working knowledge of the community can help tremendously, and advise you to help you avoid complications in the selling process that cost time and money. Hiring an attorney can be helpful, but while attorneys are usually versed in the complex real estate laws of New Jersey, they often aren’t aware of customary inspections that frequently arise in specific neighborhoods. A seasoned real estate agent with local knowledge will be invaluable to you, and could save you a great deal in the long run.
Experience matters, especially in local real estate. Just as you’d want an experienced surgeon as a patient or a seasoned lawyer in a courtroom, your best bet in maximizing your home’s sale price is with a longtime established real estate agency based in your region.