Greer, Simpsonville, and Upstate, SC Homes
There are several steps you can take to make the most of your home sale, and it always helps to have professionals on your side. JournalHOMES is a valuable resource with extensive information about the local market and Travelers Rest, Mauldin, Simpsonville, and Greer, SC, area homes. In addition to the tips in our seller's guide, you can also use our site to connect with a real estate agent or to compare other homes for sale in your area.
Selecting an Agent
Although many sellers successfully sell their homes without the help of a real estate agent, the vast majority find that hiring a professional makes home selling a much more enjoyable and convenient experience. Your real estate agent can be your best resource, but it is important to select someone who can meet your needs. Some useful questions to ask include:
These and other questions can help you get a sense of the agent's selling style, but you should also discuss one of the most important concerns – price – with potential agents. Discuss what factors they would consider in helping you determine a listing price, at what point would they recommend a price reduction, and similar questions to be sure their strategy is in line with your goals.
At JournalHOMES, sellers can connect with a local real estate agent serving the Upstate, including Travelers Rest, Greer, Simpsonville, and Mauldin, SC. For most homes and most sellers, an experienced professional is the key to a timely, successful sale. A local agent has a better idea of pricing and selling strategies that work in your community and can help you determine the best method for selling your home.
Selling Mistakes to Avoid
When selling your home, there are a number of common mistakes to avoid. The three errors discussed here are applicable to all homes, regardless of price, location, or features.
Failing to Prepare Your Home
Homes that are not prepared for sale may sit on the market longer or sell for less than homes that have been carefully primed for the critical eyes of buyers. There are several steps you can take to help your home stand out in a positive way.
Failing to Set the Right Price
The best source of current real estate conditions is your local real estate agent. He or she can help you understand the local market conditions while evaluating the supply of available homes for sale compared with the demand from buyers. Are you competing with new construction homes? What features set your home apart? What aspects are holding it back? What is the ideal time frame for selling your home?
Knowing the facts will help you price your home appropriately. It's important to understand the distinction between pricing your home to sell versus overpricing your home to sit on the market unsold. For more information about Travelers Rest, Greer, Mauldin, or Simpsonville, SC area homes and selling strategies, speak with a local real estate professional. You can also use the JournalHOMES search tools to view other homes on the market in your neighborhood, including size, amenities, prices, and more.
Failing to Keep an Open Mind
Throughout the selling process, it is important to keep an open mind and positive attitude. An agent's input or buyer's feedback are the keys to gaining perspective on your home's potential, so try to avoid taking others' opinions personally. Instead, remember that most agents and buyers have seen many other homes for sale and use the information they provide to maximize your home's appeal.
Having an open mind also applies to home pricing, and can be the key to a successful home sale. No matter what you think your home is worth or what price you hope to sell for, you should take an honest evaluation of your home and local selling trends into consideration to determine a realistic price that reflects the home's true market value. Again, this can be the difference between pricing a home to sell versus pricing a home to sit unsold.
Serving Mauldin, Travelers Rest, and Surrounding Upstate, SC Areas
JournalHOMES serves the entire Upstate, including Mauldin, Greer, Travelers Rest, and Simpsonville, SC. To learn more about area homes for sale, buyers and sellers can use our convenient search tools to compare listings, prices, locations, neighborhoods, and more.
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