3 Tips to Help You Get Higher Offers on Your Home

3 Tips to Help You Get Higher Offers on Your Home

3 Tips to Help You Get Higher Offers on Your Home

When you’re selling a home in Jasper or a nearby community, your goal is probably to make a significant profit. This guide gives you three tips to help you get higher offers on your home so you can achieve that goal.

3 Tips to Help You Get Higher Offers on Your Home

First things first: You need to work with an experienced real estate agent to get the best possible price for your home. With that said, here are three tips to help you get higher offers on your home:

  1. Price your home right the first time
  2. Clean, declutter and stage
  3. Stay flexible

Scroll down for a closer look at each. 

Tip #1 to Help You Get Higher Offers on Your Home: Price Your Home Right the First Time

Pricing your home properly requires an expert’s guidance. Here’s the deal: if you price your home too high, the people who can afford it won’t even see it. That’s because people start their home searches online, where they can set price parameters. If your house would sell today for $400,000, but you list it for $425,000, the people who are searching for $400,000 homes won’t see it in their online searches. 

However, the people who can afford $425,000 homes will see it – but that’s bad for you. that’s because these people will be comparing your home to homes that are actually worth $425,000. Your home is going to come up short.

When you price your home properly, qualified buyers will see it and, if they’re interested, schedule tours. If multiple buyers are interested in your home, the right price could even spark a bidding war period in a bidding war, two or more prospective buyers try to outdo each other by offering more and more money for the home. The bidding war ends when one party can no longer afford to bid higher; in that case, you decide which offer is more appealing to you.

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Tip #2 to Help You Get Higher Offers on Your Home: Clean, Declutter and Stage

Your home needs to be spotless, and it also needs to be free from clutter. Additionally, your real estate agent will most likely talk to you about home staging – that’s the act of making your home as appealing as possible to prospective buyers. All of this needs to be done before you even have listing photos taken; that way, buyers who see your home online are impressed by the way it looks and they’re motivated to schedule tours.

For many people, it makes sense to hire a professional cleaning team for a one time deep clean before listing a home on the market. That way, all you need to do is maintain what the professionals have done until someone makes an offer that you accept. Additionally, it may make sense in your case to hire a professional stager. However, there are many things you can do to stage your own home without paying someone to do it for you; you should talk to your real estate agent to get expert staging tips.

Tip #3 to Help You Get Higher Offers on Your Home: Stay Flexible

Remaining flexible while your home is on the market can lead to higher offers. That means you may need to make concessions for buyers, or that you may need to adjust closing dates, leave the house on short notice for showings, and be willing to negotiate. Your real estate agent will be there to negotiate on your behalf, and they’ll be able to guide you in other ways that you may need to remain flexible while your home is on the market.

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