Real Estate 101 The Most Common Real Estate Questions From Home Sellers

Dated: May 23 2017

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Questions About Listing Houses for Sale in Elkhorn

Selling your house? We bet you have questions. Here's the answers to the most common questions about listing houses for sale in Elkhorn.

There's lots of advice out there for first-time home buyers. But what about first-time home sellers?

Selling a home can be a challenging process. It's also not something that most people have a lot of experience with.

Luckily, we do have experience selling houses. With our help, you can confidently list your home to be one of the next houses for sale in Elkhorn.

We're here to address some of your most pressing questions.

What price are houses for sale in Elkhorn listed at?

Whether it's buying or selling, money is always a challenge with real estate. 

You don't want to lose out by listing your house for less than it's worth. But you also don't want to list your house for too much and have it sit for months, or longer.

Even though you know what you paid for your house, hopefully the home has appreciated in value since you've purchased it. That said, depending factors like your neighborhood, the condition of your home, and the local housing trends, it make have depreciated in value. 

The average price for houses on sale in Elkhorn is around $270,000. Each home is different, so yours might be worth far more or far less than that. 

Ultimately, there's no simple answer to determining how much your home will sell for. Even if it appraises at a certain value, that does not guarantee that someone will buy it at that price.

The best approach is to look at comparable homes in your area, and list your home at a price that will compete well with other properties on the market. 

Should I spend money renovating my home before listing it?

Again, there's no easy answer to this question. It depends on your situation.

If you put money into fixing up and renovating your home before listing it, you may be able to sell your home quickly, and for more money. The operative word here, however, is may.

When it comes to selling your home, there are no guarantees. It's possible that you will end up putting upgrades into your home, only to still have difficulty selling it. 

Many sellers are surprised to learn how much value their home has in its current condition. 

So, in the end, it depends on your preference. If you want to play it safe, you can try listing the home as it is, and making changes if you don't get any offers. If you're more adventurous, you can make renovations with the hope that it will pay off in the end.

Do I need to use a realtor?

Just like when you're buying a home, there are a lot of benefits to going through a realtor when you sell your home. 

It's important to remember that realtors don't get paid by the hour, but by commission. In other words, your realtor can't pay their bills unless your sell your house. 

Chances are that you have a full-time job. So does your realtor. The difference is that your realtor's full-time job is selling houses.

Simply put, realtors have the time, the expertise, and the motivation to get your house sold. 

If you're ready to sell your home, and looking for a realtor to help you do it, make sure to contact one of our agents. We'll get to work on making your home one of the next houses for sale in Elkhorn. 

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Rachel Tiller

I am the team leader for The Prime Team with Keller Williams Realty and have been a Realtor since 2011. Real estate is my passion, whether it is helping people buy, sell, build, or invest. It doesn't ....

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