Tips For Selling Your House Before The New Year in Roswell

So you need to sell your house before the new year, whether for tax benefits or a job relocation or whatever reason. The new year is fast approaching so selling your house in Roswell may seem like a daunting process at this point. The market at this time of year usually isn’t very hot, but competition is less stiff and buyers motivated. So it will take some work – working on curb appeal, making improvements, and hiring an agent. Here, then, are our tips for selling your house before the new year in Roswell.

Get an Inspection Now

Often, you will be advised against spending money on an inspection (generally ranging from about $270 to almost $400) because the buyer will have to get one done prior to closing. But this advice misses a very important point. And that is that you need to be aware of any problems ahead of time – before they are discovered in the buyer’s inspection. That way, you can be proactive and address any problems ahead of time and have the house in tip-top shape before the buyer’s inspection.

Take Care of the Appearance Early

On the same principle as having an inspection done early on, you should also take care of the home’s appearance early in the process. Selling your house at a good price depends on it. So here are some of the things you need to do to put your best foot forward:

  • Paint any dirty or strangely colored interior walls and touch up exterior paint where needed.
  • Get the entryways in order by sweeping and cleaning, possibly installing new entry door(s), and adding adornments like seasonal decorations.
  • Take care of landscaping tasks like raking leaves, trimming shrubs, and laying down new mulch.

Have a Marketing Plan

If you choose to go it alone and do an FSBO deal instead of using an agent, you’ll have to devise a marketing strategy and do a lot of marketing work. You’ll need to use all the traditional marketing channels like listing sites, classifieds, the MLS, and even Craigslist, along with effective online marketing like creating virtual tours. If this all this sounds too far out of your area of expertise or beyond the amount of time you can invest, a qualified agent will be your best bet for selling your house. (404) 964-2267

Set the Price Judiciously

You can do the extensive research yourself, including running a comparative analysis, in order to figure the competitive market value for selling your house. Or you can let a trained agent do all this for you. Whichever way you decide to go, you absolutely do not want the price to cause your house to set too long on the market unsold, becoming what is called ‘stale.”

An agent can help you price strategically – neither too high nor too low, but at the optimal spot on the possible range of prices. Getting the price right the first time around can save you a lot of money, time, and frustration. The trick is getting the price as high as possible without crossing over the line where it will drive buyers away.

Choose a Good Local Real Estate Agent When Selling Your House

If selling your house before the new year in Roswell is truly your goal, then you need the services of a local agent. With her finger on the pulse of the local market and possibly a list of interested buyers already in hand, a local agent can help you sell more quickly. Just be sure to interview possible agents, asking them about sales records and their recent listings.

Are you ready to sell a Roswell house? We can help! Send us a message or give us a call today! (404) 964-2267

Tania Gardere MacLeod

Roswell’s Perfect Spot Top Producing Real Estate Agent & Lacrosse Mama IT'S THE PERFECT SPOT Hi, I’m Tania (pronounced Tan - like a SUN-TANya, not TONya). Not to digress, but I get this question all the time. My husband Doug & I have lived here in Roswell since 2002 and we have 1 son and 3 girls. All of them play lacrosse, so when I’m not out showing and selling houses, doing walk throughs, attending closing celebrations, taking continuing education classes, attending seminars, watching HGTV or jogging with my dogs, you’ll find me on the side lines of a lacrosse field cheering for my kids and their teams! I’ve been in Real Estate right here in Roswell since 2007. Currently, I average about 95%+ of my business comes from referral, so it’s critical that I connect with my clients from the beginning and spend some time discussing what their goals are, so we can create a plan that makes sense for them. I’ve been able to sell homes for more money and in less time than the average agent in Atlanta. That means your house is on the market for less time, so you can move on to your next phase of life... and have more money too! Being in the top 10% of all real estate agents in Atlanta, means I’m doing more business so I deal with the majority of bumps that can come up during a transaction so that we are better prepared how to handle anything that comes our way. This is the biggest investment for most of us, and I want this to be a great experience for you too! I’m not a transactional real estate agent, I’m a FULL - SERVICE RELATIONAL REALTOR®. I am here to help you and your family (including your family pets! ) through the entire process, well before it’s time to put your house on the market to sell or time to buy a new house, and well after we’ve close on your new perfect spot to call home. Sometimes we need to come up with a plan to save up for that dream house for a year or two or even work with my lenders to craft a credit repair or improvement plan so you qualify for a better loan option and rate. Often times, my buyers have to sell first, but they don’t want to put their house on the market before they find the perfect spot to call home and buy. So we have a vicious cycle of not enough homes (or the right homes) on the market when you need to buy. Don’t worry, this is where my networking skills really help you out. I keep a secret list of homes not on the market. And many times, you can tell me a specific neighborhood you want to live in, and I can FIND someone who might consider selling to you. I go the extra mile to make sure we find or sell your perfect spot to call home. I’m your life time real estate advisor! Many referred to me as the high energy Roswell Real Estate Expert. It's where I live, work and play!

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