SEATTLE EASTSIDE HOME SELLING ADVANTAGES
We are dedicated to helping our clients sell premier properties on Seattle’s eastside. Currently, it is a seller’s market and we are skilled in positioning your home to the right buyers ensuring you receive top dollar for your investment. We understand that you probably have many questions and concerns when it comes to selling your home in the Seattle eastside real estate market. Perhaps you’d like to downsize and move out of the city to something more manageable, like a townhouse in Snoqualmie or North Bend. Perhaps you are weary with lack of Vitamin D, and ready to move to sunny Florida! Whatever your reason, you can trust our experience and know that our number one priority is to partner with you and turn your plans into reality.
Below, we have listed some of the most significant home selling advantages experienced by our clients. Have a concern you don’t see covered below? Send us an email or give our office a call today!
If you’re planning to sell your home on Seattle’s eastside, you can count your lucky stars to live in one of the most desirable real estate markets in the country. Thanks to Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and other West Coast high-tech companies, your home is right where it needs to be for sparking interest with active buyers. Most homes on Seattle’s eastside are selling within the first 30 days of listing; some don’t even make it through a weekend! Do you plan to sell in Bellevue, Kirkland, Sammamish, or any of Seattle’s premier eastside neighborhoods? Let the bidding wars begin, it’s time to cash in on your investment!
The Best Time to Sell is When Buyers are Looking
Selling in January, May, or September? We are here to help you attract the right buyers all year round. There’s really no better time than another, it’s all based on supply and demand. We will say, it is more enjoyable for everyone involved here in the great northwest to wait for warm weather – but good homes are still selling in December. When you are ready to sell, we will put together a marketing plan to boost your home’s selling power – no matter the season.
Housing Styles in Demand
Whether you are selling your luxury condominium, waterfront home, or mountain estate, each housing style offers distinctive rewards. You can count on us to target your prime buying audience and deliver results. Don’t be concerned with small or unusual floor plans, a professional home stager will highlight the positives and find resourceful ways to create better flow in the space available. Big or small, the key is to display your home’s warmth with good staging and lots of well-lit, professional photographs highlighting its outside curb appeal and inside amenities.
Extra Niceties Pay Off
What can you toss in to sweeten the selling price? Think about where you are moving to and what you might consider leaving behind. These extra niceties make a good selling point and may help convince a prospective homebuyer to make an offer.
- High-end washer and dryer
- Stainless steel appliances
- Hot tub
- Dry wood pile for cozy fires
- Flat screen TV’s and sound system
The Price is Right
You might already have an idea of what your home is worth. And we’re here to make sure you receive all that and possibly more! If you have maintained your home and live in a desirable neighborhood, chances are it will be on every qualified homebuyer’s radar the moment we list it. You will need to be ready for action when that happens. If you are considering selling your home, now is the time to connect with an experienced Seattle eastside real estate agent. You’ll also need to become familiar with the going rate of other houses in your neighborhood. Get the ball rolling today with a free comparative market analysis of your home to identify the immediate competition. We will also advise you on the right time to get an official appraisal done on your home. To prepare your house for sell and determine its worth, the following items are typically considered:
- Neighboring home selling prices
- Location, location, location!
- Square footage and lot size
- Number of bedrooms and baths
- Mountain, water, city views – on Seattle’s eastside, you might have all three!
Home Selling Preparations in Order
Things are moving right along and you’re working with our team, so get ready to sell your house fast and prepare to review multiple offers. Organizing your home, tackling any repair issues, and making it visually appealing will make it more inviting to homebuyers and expedite your success. You may also gain tax benefits by donating your clutter to local charities – keep the receipt! Selling your home on Seattle’s eastside has its inherent advantages and going a step further with these prime selling preparations will help you compete with other top sellers in the neighborhood.
- Clean out the basement and put things in storage
- Organize every closet; donate extra shoes and clothes (buyers might sneak a peek to check storage space)
- Pull the weeds and plant fresh flowers along the walkway
- Repair that leaky faucet
- Get rid of extra dishes, books, and furniture
- Replace light bulbs
- Hire a house cleaning service
- Make sure your home is inspection ready at all times
- Tip: toss a frozen apple pie in the oven before each showing
Real Estate Terminology 101 – Not Required
As the offers start rolling in, we will guide you through the maze of real estate legalese found in every impending contract, financial document, and home inspection contingency presented to you. As the seller in the today’s market, you’ll likely have more negotiating power on your side, depending on the condition of your home, its marketability, and your incentive to sell. Yet your understanding of the order of things and cooperation with the homebuyer will speed up the selling process.
Selling your home to the highest bidder requires market savvy and quick action by an experienced real estate agent who can effectively represent and negotiate on your behalf. We specialize in the Seattle eastside real estate market and our clients know we have their best interest at heart. We will truthfully lead you through the requirements and recommendations to optimize the market value of your home.
Save the Date!
Congratulations, you’ve said yes to an offer! You’ve signed the contract with the homebuyer and you’re ready to celebrate – but not so fast. Now, it’s more important than ever to cooperate with all parties involved to ensure all contractual elements are in place, and nothing goes haywire. You’ll agree on a closing date with the homebuyer and benefit from the guidance of an experienced real estate agent to prepare you for closing date expectations. The following items will need to be in order:
- Appraisal report
- Payments owed on both sides
- Property taxes
- Title transfer and public record obligation
- Signatures on all required documents
- House keys handed to the new owner
Now, you are free to celebrate – and move into your next home!