Selling Whidbey Island Homes
When it comes time to sell a home no matter the reason, it can seem daunting and stressful. If you have children, the task may seem even more overwhelming. The thought of cleaning all the time and having strangers come through your home may be a little unnerving but with the right agent and preparation, you can get started and close up a deal in no time.
First things first: Find the right agent. This is not the market to go at this alone. You need the trusting and seasoned experience of an agent that has seen every market and knows how to sell to the current buyers. Good agents can list the home on the mls and tell their friends. Great agents do this plus advertise in local papers, in print and other marketing tools, RE/MAX Seaside Properties Agents do all of the above plus have a plethora of buyers waiting in the wings to buy your property. Our network of experienced agents have a background rooted in excellent customer service and reputable referrals. We may have a buyer waiting for your Whidbey Island home.
Our agents tour your home first to determine if changes need to be made on your end to appeal to today's buyers. Sellers are competing with new homes in model developments and if sellers want to get all they can from the home, they need to step up and compete. We cannot make the changes for you. Repairs need to be made, neutral upgrades, decor and colors may need to be applied and curb appeal for that first impression is a must. The initial picture of the outside of the home needs to draw buyers in. If the home has an outstanding view, this can be the main picture instead of the home if one is preferable over the other.
Before pricing your home, we will do a comparable market analysis to determine what homes in your Whidbey Island neighborhood are selling for. In this buyer's market we also need to find out what they are priced at. If your home is priced much higher than your next closest competitor, you may not get the showings you would like. If the home is slightly underpriced than the comparables then the showings are sure to pick up. We also want to be sensitive as to what you need from the home in terms of net profit. We know the market is tough and sellers are having to turn to short sales and foreclosures. We want to combat that with our selling techniques before it comes to that.
If you are facing foreclosure or short sales please don't hesitate to contact us immediately for your best options in your situation.
Feel free to check back often for updates on how to stage and paint your home for buyers maximum impact. We would love to tour your specific Whidbey Island real estate and offer tips and suggestions on how to market and sell quickly.