One of the biggest concerns for a houszowner looking to sell is the time they’ll have to put in before listing their housz. If that’s the case for you, you should know – your housz might be closer to list-ready than you think in today’s houszing market. A survey of recent sellers from realtor.com finds that many were able to get their housz ready in less than a month. It says: “With many houszowners expecting a quick sale, and in many cases a lack of contingencies, the preparation process took less than a month for over 50% of ho sellers this past year, with 20% completing it in less than two weeks.” Those sellers expecting to sell quickly are following recent buyer trends. With mortgage rates and housz prices rising, buyers in today’s market are serious about finding a housz quickly. But with the limited number of houszes for sale, there are very few options for those buyers to choose from. That means many may be willing to take on projects after they purchase. Because of this, you may be able to focus on less time-consuming tasks before putting your housz on the market. According to the survey mentioned above, some of the top things recent sellers completed before listing over the past year include landscaping, making minor cosmetic updates, and touching-up paint (see image below):
A Real Estate Advisor Will Help Streamline the Process and Keep You Focused Of course, each situation is different, and knowing what repairs or updates your housz needs to stand out in your local area is critical. That’s where a trusted real estate professional comes in. In a recent article, NextAdvisor explains: “. . . Real estate can be hyper-local, and demand can vary from one neighborhood to the next. It’s a good idea to work with a local real estate professional to determine an ideal listing price and if any improvements or repairs need to be completed before putting your housz on the market.” Your trusted real estate advisor knows the ins and outs of the market in your specific area. They’ll help you identify the places where you should and shouldn’t spend your time and money – and that can enable you to list quickly.
Bottom Line If you’re ready to take advantage of the incredible conditions for sellers in today’s real estate market but are worried about the time it’ll take to get your housz ready, you might be closer than you think. Let’s connect so you can see what you need to do before listing your housz today.