Selling Your Home In Clayton, NC
Thinking of selling your home and wondering what the market is like here in Clayton? Depending on where you live and what type of house it is you might be pleasantly surprised at how much your home is worth. Of course a lot depends on what condition the home is in and what neighborhood you live in. Regardless of all that there are certain things you can do to make your home more attractive to buyers and that will help you sell it quicker and for more money. Before you put your house on the market and before you start making expensive repairs and improvements speak with a local Clayton, NC real estate agent. A real estate agent who knows the local Clayton market can tell you what home improvements you should make, if any to get your house ready to sell.
Gauging The Market.
The first item of business when selling a house in Clayton is to find out what similar homes are selling for. Houses that are roughly the same size and about the same age preferable in the same neighborhood that sold in the last three months is where you start. This is what an appraiser will do to find comps to justify the sales price of your home, so there is no point in comparing a much bigger, newer home 10 miles away. Have your real estate agent do a comparative market report showing similar sales and make adjustments upwards for any features your house may have or adjust downwards for features lacking in your house. You could make adjustments for things like pools, basements, additions, detached garages which are all very obvious features that not every house will have. You’ll want to see inside the recent sales by looking at the pictures online and reading the description given. Look for upgrades such as new or added hardwood floors, updated kitchens, new paint and carpet, new appliances. In older homes expensive items like the HVAC unit, roof and water heater when new add value to a home and also make them more attractive to buyers.