Frequently Asked Home Selling Questions
If you have a question about selling a home in Raleigh, Cary, or another community in the Triangle, you're not alone. Other homeowners have the same questions you do. We've answered a few of the most commonly asked questions about the home selling process here. Don't see your question in this list? Feel free to call us and ask! We're happy to help.
Q: What Do I Need to Do to "Prepare My Home"?
Home buyers expect to tour homes that look more like models than homes that are currently owned and lived in. So before you put your home on the market, do everything you can to make it look like new. This includes making necessary repairs, painting the walls, using neutral decor, and donating or storing any furniture that clutters rooms.
Q: When is the Best Time to Sell My Home?
This is a tricky question to answer because there are a couple of factors that determine when it's best to sell your home:
- Current market conditions. How's the supply and demand in your neighborhood and the Triangle area as a whole? If it's a sellers' market in your community, it's a great time to sell.
- Your home selling timeline. If you are relocating outside of the Triangle and need to sell your home before you move, or if you want to use the proceeds of your current home sale to buy a new home, you have to put your home on the market now rather than later.
But don't be discouraged if you can't wait for the best conditions. Serious buyers are always looking for homes. Besides, the best real estate agent will be able to get you top dollar for your home in any market.
Q: How Can I Find Out What My Home is Worth?
Ask for a complimentary home evaluation (also called a comparative market analysis). We consider recent sales of similar homes in the area, the supply and demand in your neighborhood, and recent improvements you've made to determine what your home could sell for today.