The goal of this guide is to help you learn how to sell your home quicker and for a higher price by preparing your home for sale by pricing the home appropriately and get the word out to as many prospective buyers as possible.

Price

The most important step in selling your home is pricing it correctly from the onset. It’s a well-known fact that overpriced homes take longer to sell and usually sell for a lower price. Since the majority of your showings will occur in the first 30 days on the market, it is crucial that your initial list price matches buyer expectations and the markets demands. Take the home value analysis here

Condition

In order to get top dollar for your home you have to make sure your home looks its best: complete any repairs, stage your home, etc.

Even some of the small things can make a difference, from how the home smells, how welcoming it feels, and its curb appeal. Draw in buyers by paying attention to details here. In Truckee specifically this means maintained yards and seasonal weather preparedness.

Marketing

Work with a real estate agent to make sure the marking reach of your home is significant.  At Tahoe Mountain Realty, we have a team of dedicated marketing professionals to help create and manage marketing efforts from social media marketing to in-market outreach to custom flyers for open houses, and reviews — just to name a few.  Smart marketing is the key to selling any home — please let me know if you would like a complimentary listing presentation featuring the specific and niche ways I could potentially market your home.

Negotiate

Successfully negotiating a real estate contract is more than a matter of luck or natural talent. When you receive an offer, having an agent with a proven track record of bringing buyers and sellers together can make a huge impact on your final sales price.

Tahoe Mountain Realty is #1 in sales at Old Greenwood, Gray’s Crossing, The Village at Northstar as well as the #1 Outside Brokerage at Martis Camp, in Northstar Sales Greater Than $1 Million and in the region for sales greater than $1 Million. We are trusted and capable negotiators for all Truckee-Tahoe real estate.

Close

During the closing process, make sure to follow through with contract commitments, repairs, and other items that are included in your contract. Tie up any loose ends: documentation, inspection, repairs, and other agreed-to items. As your real estate agent, I will be there every step of the way to help everyone understand obligations from both the sellers and buyers side.