Thinking of Selling Your Home? Read This First

January 4, 2023

In 2022, we saw runaway inflation and its effect on the stock market, gas prices, and of course, the housing market. While home prices are still relatively high compared to pre-COVID levels, many homeowners decided not to sell in one of the strongest sellers’ markets in recent history. 


However, it’s not too late to cash in on the record-high property appreciation that the housing market has to offer. Are you thinking of selling your home this year? Continue reading for the top 3 tips for those that want to sell their home in 2023.


Is now still a good time to sell?


Even though the housing market appears to be cooling off, now is still a great time to sell for those that decided to wait. In fact, over 50 percent of people surveyed by Fannie Mae still believe now is a good time to sell. Sellers can leverage buyer demand and command high prices for their homes in today’s real estate market.


However, homeowners who want to get the most for their homes should wait until the spring or summer to list their homes on the market. Studies have consistently shown that selling in the spring or summer is the best time for sellers to demand higher prices for their homes. On the flip side, those who decide to sell in the winter may receive more attention on their listings but typically won’t get as much for their homes compared to those selling in the summer.


Tips for selling your home in 2023


If you’re still thinking about selling your home in 2023, there are several tips you should keep in mind before listing your home with a real estate agent, including:


Deep cleaning your home 


Deep cleaning is required for those considering selling their home this year. Deep cleaning involves thoroughly cleaning all areas of your home, including floors, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and more. Deep cleaning doesn’t take too long, and you should be able to thoroughly clean your home in just a few hours. Deep cleaning removes the dirt and grime that may have accumulated since your last cleaning and will make your home look its best before you decide to sell.


Invest in professional photography


The right Realtor will do professional photography, videography and floor plans,  can pay off when it comes time to receive offers from buyers. The photos of your listing are most likely the first photos people will see, and it’s crucial to make a good first impression.  


Work with an experienced real estate team


Working with an experienced real estate team is essential for those thinking of selling their home this year. Experienced real estate teams know how to work with sellers to get them top dollar for their homes and can help you navigate parts of the real estate process like negotiating and staging your home.

Are you thinking of selling your home this year? Contact the Kim Holland Homes Team to work with experienced real estate agents who know how to move the needle and get you the results you want when selling your home this year.