One of the biggest concerns for a homeowner looking to sell is the
time they’ll have to put in before listing their house. If that’s the
case for you, you should know – your home might be closer to list-ready than you think in today’s housing market. A survey of recent sellers from realtor.com finds that many were able to get their house ready in less than a month. It says:
“With many homeowners expecting a quick sale, and in many cases a lack of contingencies, the
preparation process took less than a month for over 50% of home 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 home prices
rising, buyers in today’s market are serious about finding a home
quickly. But with the limited number of homes 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 house 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 house 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 home 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.
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 home ready, you might be closer than you think.
Let’s connect so you can see what you need to do before listing your