6 Questions to Ask When Selling Your Home


When is the best time to sell my home? 

Typically, the best time to sell your home is in the spring and summer months. Housing demand is typically high during these seasons, not to mention home tours and open houses are much more enjoyable when the weather is nice. Also, consider the speed at which your city is growing and what the forecast is for the future.  

How long will it take to sell my home? 

Based on the current state of the market, homes are selling like popcorn. There is an extremely high demand for housing, especially in the Triangle and surrounding areas, allowing sellers to quickly move their homes off the market. Once you have a clear idea of how long (or quick)  this process takes, you can begin preparing your home for sale, discussing the listing price, and so on. 

How much is my home worth? 

Assessing the value of your home plays a critical part in the listing price when you go to sell. Your home is, in a sense, worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it but you do want to set the bar with a fair asking price. If you’re wondering how much you will get from selling your home, we provide you with a free market analysis and home valuation. 

How much does it cost to sell my home? 

While it may not cost you anything out of pocket, selling your home does require a chunk of your proceeds to be taken out of the sale. As a general rule, fees and expenses will likely cost around 10% of your home’s selling price. What kind of fees are we talking about? Here’s a brief list: 

  • Your realtor’s commission
  • Preparing your home for sale (staging, lighting, painting, landscaping) 
  • Professional photography
  • Seller concessions
  • Necessary repairs 
  • Closing costs

Should I make repairs before listing my home? 

The majority of home buyers are looking to move into a home that is ready for them to safely and comfortably live in, not one that is in need of multiple repairs. Additionally, handling those small cosmetic repairs and changes will, in turn, make your house more attractive when you’re ready to put it up for sale. 

Should I use a real estate agent? 

Absolutely! Real estate agents not only have extensive knowledge of the current real estate market but also have access to a plethora of resources that will benefit you in selling your home for top dollar. Our team will help you prepare your home in its best light, provide you with the facts to make an informed decision on your listing price, and put together an extensive marketing strategy for your property to get you in front of as many qualified buyers as possible.

Contact us today if you’re ready to sell in the Triangle and surrounding areas!