Selling your home is a big financial and emotional task, which requires lots of planning. So before you decide to put your home on the market, here are four questions to consider.

What is my home worth?

Several factors go into determining your home’s market value. These include the condition of the property, square footage, location, amenities, as well as recent comparable property sales. For a snapshot of your home’s current value, you can enter your address into a free online value estimator tool.

How can I sell at the highest price possible?

There are several simple, low-cost things you can do to boost the value of your home. These include eliminating clutter, washing windows and walls, and installing higher wattage bulbs to create a brighter environment. Larger projects, like adding bedrooms and renovating kitchens and bathrooms, typically yield more substantial increases in sales price. Staging your home, which helps paint a picture for how buyers will use their new space, can also add value.

How long will my home be on the market?

The time your home spends on the market depends on several factors, including location, how competitively your home is priced, and how aggressively your home is marketed. Statistics show that if a home is properly priced, an offer should come in within the first 12 showings. If you want to speed up the sales process, don’t underestimate the value of staging. Research shows that well-staged homes can sell up to 32 percent faster than homes that aren’t staged. We can put together a market report that gives you an average of the days a property is on the market before being sold. This report is gives price points and average days to sold in St Tammany , Orleans, Jefferson, Tangipahoa, St Charles, St John and St Bernard parishes. This report also gives the number of contracts pending and number of homes presently for sale listed in the MLS categorized by price for each area. This can be great information when making your decision on how to price and giving an idea of how long it may take to get the home sold.

How can an agent help?

A real estate agent can help with all aspects of the selling process, from pricing to marketing to handling the intricacies of closing. An agent will negotiate on your behalf to secure the best price – and quickest sale – possible. Looking for an agent who can help guide you through the selling process? If you are looking for an agent that specializes in properties in St Tammany , Orleans, Tangipahoa, St Charles, St John and St Bernard parishes, please, Feel free to contact us!