Getting the Best Value When you Sell Your Property

Selling your home can be a daunting process, and it’s easy to get lost in the details if you don’t have a plan. Before you start to hammer a “For Sale” sign into your yard, it’s always a good idea to research the process and decide on your approach. Beyond getting a buyer on the hook, you need to set up your home to be both easy to sell, and you also need to take steps to get the best value on the sale and protect yourself from any potential financial malfeasance. 

Urgent Repairs
A squeaky floorboard isn’t going to frighten away many buyers, but a sagging roof or a leaky pipe might. Before you list your home on the market, inspect it to identify every flaw with your home. Major structural issues can reduce interest in your home or lower its value, so prioritize these types of repairs first. In addition to structural problems, pay attention to small details that are easy to notice, such as a broken doorbell or light switch. These cosmetic issues can raise red flags about the overall condition of your home and may invite lowball offers for purchase. It can help to get a friend or a professional to inspect the home to raise concerns you may not have noticed as the owner.

Boost Curb Appeal
Improving your home’s curb appeal will help it generate more interest from prospective buyers. Many buyers may only glance at your first picture on an online listing before deciding to look at the next home, and other buyers may drive by your home before deciding whether or not to pursue it. If your home’s exterior fails to wow these buyers, they won’t put in the time to try to purchase it. Give your home a fresh coat of paint, and fix up any cosmetic issues that may scare away buyers. Invest in landscaping to frame your home in attractive plants and blooming flowers, enticing buyers to give your home a closer look.

Preparing for the Close

Once you’ve gotten your home looking and feeling great, and you have a buyer on the line, it comes time to get all your contracts in order and close the deal. This is a very tricky aspect of buying and selling, which requires outside help. An experienced real-estate attorney can help you mitigate any potentially harmful factors, and get you the best deal with the lowest cost to ensure your sale goes smoothly!

Whether this is your first home sale, or your twentieth, hiring a good real estate lawyer will help you navigate the legal side of your home sale. At McLane & McLane, we have extensive experience with real estate law and can make sure that you’re protected during and after the sale of your home. Give us a call today to see how we can help you.