Selling a Home in Westport
“Real Estate Market Slows”, “Housing Inventory Up”, “Buyer’s Market!” Have these recent headlines made you a bit nervous about selling your home, in today’s market? While it is true that buyers are no longer falling over each other in an effort to outbid the competition, it is also true that the Westport real estate market has NOT collapsed. Westport remains a much sought after community, in which to live. But, homebuyers have become more discerning.
Today, it is more important than ever, to market and price your home correctly.
There are three reasons that real estate doesn't sell...Price, Price and Price! Sure, you can blame the condition of the house, or the location, or current mortgage rates. But, for the right price, every property sells. Pricing is not an exact science, but rather a compilation of various statistics and conditions. Some components that go into determining price include:
Hard facts (e.g. lot size and square footage)
Desirability (e.g location, area amenities and property attributes)
Current market conditions (e.g mortgage rates and property taxes)
Current selling and listing prices of comparable homes.
Ultimately, the market determines the correct price. By analyzing the components, your REALTOR® can help you discern the best estimate of what the optimum selling price should be.
So, you're ready to sell.
Where do you begin? First impressions count. Remember, you don't get a second chance to make a good first impression. Besides the obvious measures of tending to the yard and keeping the house neat and clean, your REALTOR® can give you an unbiased opinion of what other areas may need to be addressed. Your favorite paint colors may not be the best palette for showing off the features of your home. Your antique teacup collection may just create distracting clutter to your potential buyer. Your goal is to create a neutral environment that allows your buyer to picture their possessions in the house. Keep in mind,
The way you live in a house is not the way you stage your house to sell.
Please take a look at the Seller's Toolkit and the Home Seller Reports, to help answer your questions and get you ready for the process of selling your home.
When you're ready to act, contact me.
I will help you determine the best selling price for your home.
I will work with you to stage your home.
I will market your home to the widest audience of potential buyers.
I will work to make your transaction as smooth as possible.
I look forward to working with you.
Thanks for stopping by,