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How To Maximize Your Profit When Selling A House

Mark Zehner - Friday, July 10, 2020

How To Maximize Your Profit When Selling A House

There can be many reasons that lead you to sell your house. From needing the extra cash and downsizing, to simply starting a new chapter in your life. Whatever the reason may be, it is important to get the most money you can. After all, homes are a great investment and can easily give you a return bigger than what you put into it. Here are some things to consider when trying to max out your profit on your home.

Step one is to get your house appraised. This is a good time to slip in some renovations to increase the property value, but don’t go overboard as some luxury renovations won’t give you the return you are hoping for due to them not being realistic for the area you are in. Without this appraisal, you can not effectively sell for the best profit when you do not truly know the value of your home. Without this step, you will likely struggle when selling your house and you risk losing possibly a lot of money. 

From there, understanding the market of your area is important. Are you in a buyer or seller’s market? This is important because if there are more homes being sold than there are buyers, you are competing with a lot of other sellers. This will naturally drive down the prices of your home which will lead to a loss. This guides us to the next step.

Analyze the current market. Trends can form depending on where you are selling. A lot of people like to move in the spring and summer time as it is the most convenient for weather and if kids are in the picture, school transitions are easiest when they are on a break. There are other factors which could conflict as well such as organizing a new job while keeping the sale of the home going in the right direction. 

You’ve chosen the right time to sell. Now what? Use the appraisal to set the right price. If you price too high, you risk having to drop the price a lot and leaving the house on the market for longer. If the home is on the market for a long time, this may be an indicator to some people that there is something wrong with it and you lose out on opportunities. 

Finally, taking the best offer is better than the highest. The highest offer is nice and it can work out, however, higher offers may come with contingencies which allow people to bail on the contract. Make sure the contract with the buyer is secure and everyone is on the same page for the smoothest transaction possible. 

After the sale is all said and done, enjoy the new chapter of your life and make plenty of memories in your new place!