I’m thrilled to share the highlights from my recent TV segment, Informed Decisions. For those of you considering selling your home this spring, this post is for you!
Understanding Your Selling Options
First off, when you Google how to sell a home, you’ll find a plethora of options. From selling for sale by owner, auctioning, off-market deals, to working with an investor or an agent, the choices can be overwhelming. That’s where strategic advisors like my team and I come in – we help you navigate these options effectively.
Knowing Your ‘Why’
Understanding your motivation – your ‘why’ – is crucial in the selling process. It’s not just about the transaction; it’s about understanding your fears, stresses, excitement, and misconceptions about the market. This understanding helps us guide you strategically towards a successful sale.
The Open Market Advantage
A significant point from our discussion was about the benefits of listing your home on the open market. Around 89% of sellers choose this route, mainly for its visibility. Listing on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) exposes your property to a vast audience, often resulting in better offer prices and terms. While other methods might offer convenience, they could also mean sacrificing potential profits.
Spotlight on a Local Listing
During the segment, I showcased a delightful three-bedroom, one-bath home in Arvada, close to Olde Town. It’s a perfect example of a well-maintained and updated property in a family-friendly neighborhood.
Choosing the Right Agent
In a challenging market like the one we have seen in 2023, choosing the right agent is more important than ever. My team specializes in selling homes for more money and in less time than the average – we’re talking about an extra $16,000 in your pocket and a sale in just 17 days (the average days on market is 35 days)!
Navigating Complex Situations
We also delved into more complex scenarios, like downsizing after living in a home for over 20 years. Accessing funds from your current home to purchase your forever home can be tricky, but with the right strategy, it’s entirely manageable.
The Home Sellers Guide
Lastly, I introduced my Home Sellers Guide – a comprehensive 20-page roadmap for preparing and selling your home. It’s not just a guide; it’s a deep dive into the psychology of selling and understanding buyer behavior in a challenging market.
Informed Decisions was a great opportunity to share insights and strategies for navigating the real estate market. If you’re considering selling, remember, the right guidance can make all the difference. For more personalized advice, feel free to reach out to me and the Dempsey Group team!