While your Newcastle agent will help you from start to finish, you may feel more secure knowing what is to come in your journey to your new home. Here is a small guide that explains what you will do and how we will assist you.
1 / Listing
First, you and your agent will devise a marketing plan specific to your home taking into consideration the market, the condition of the house, the reason for selling, and your desired timeline for the sale. Then, the house will be listed online and on other platforms that can reach your target audience.
2 / Finances
It will be necessary to consider the cost of the process of selling your house for tasks such as advertising, repairing, and commission for the agent. This will give you some direction in how to set a price for your home.
3 / Pricing
The price is dependent on many factors, including the type of market the home is in, the location, condition of the property, and accessibility. The listing price is crucial because it is the one of the first criteria that buyers look at and it is starting point for all asking prices. If the home is priced too high, it can steer away prospective buyers. If it is too low, it can give the appearance of a low value home and neighborhood. Your agent can assist in setting the right price for your home.
4 / Showing your home
You will need to employ marketing strategies discussed with your Newcastle agent to make the home look its absolute best. For the listing online, photos are key to grabbing buyers’ attention, and good lighting and angles can reel them in by showcasing the space well. For showings and open houses, you can increase the value of your home by cleaning up any paint jobs that need to be redone, removing clutter inside the house, repairing any plumbing leaks, washing the windows, and opening the curtains to let in natural light. Although there are aspects such as the location and transportation that you cannot control, it is important to highlight the existing positive attributes.
5 / Selling and closing
Once you have a buyer, there will be some negotiation, in which your Newcastle agent will assist you. Prices and agreements will change depending on factors such as desired closing date, and you should be willing to compromise. Closing will call for some procedures such as a home inspection and filling out the appropriate paperwork to finalize the deal.