Tips to Sell Your House in 2021

Here are some tips for selling your house in 2021.

So far, 2021 has been  a sellers market and we don’t expect that to change in the short term. In many cases, houses are selling for above list price and will go under contract in a matter of days, sometimes hours. 

If you’re thinking about selling your home, we want to help.

Contact a real estate agent

Whether you know you’re going to sell your house or it’s simply something you’re considering, it’s never too early to contact a real estate agent. Selling your home can be an emotional time. Real estate agents have the ability to provide expert, unbiased advice without emotions involved to help you understand the current market, your options, and the best strategy to sell your home.

Walk the property

We can come walk your property with you and give expert advice on what to do to prepare your home for selling. There are often quick and easy things you can do to ensure your house goes under contract quickly:

  • New paint
  • New mulch
  • Replace carpet where there are signs of aging
  • Pressure wash the exterior of your home
  • Full interior deep clean
  • Staging or decluttering certain areas

Schedule a home inspection

There’s no need to wait for a buyer to order a professional home inspection. It’s often a great idea to have one done on the frontend so you can take care of any minor issues that may arise:

  • Minor electrical or plumbing repairs
  • Replacing outlets or outlet covers
  • Unclogging sink or tub drains

Even if the inspection reveals a major issue, there are things we can do to mitigate its impact on your ability to sell your home. For example, if your AC system is 20 years old, we can have an inspector evaluate it and see what he/she recommends. Perhaps we have an AC professional do a report on the system and its life expectancy so we can provide that report to buyers when their inspection flags the age of the unit.

Choose your real estate agent

Ultimately, you want a real estate agent who you have a good relationship with. It’s important to find someone who you trust and communicate well with. Choose someone who is accessible, has experience in your neighborhood, and someone who will take the time to really listen to you.