Today we’re debunking four myths about selling a home in Fort Wayne.
When it comes time to sell your home, it’s really hard to know what to believe with all the information out there. There’s a lot of good information and a lot of bad information. Here are the four most common myths about selling your home in Fort Wayne:
1. Spring is the right time to sell. While that might have been sound logic in the past, it has no merit anymore because there’s such a shortage of inventory right now. While you traditionally have more buyers in the spring, there are also more sellers so there’s more competition.
2. Traditional marketing is enough. With the market this high, the house is just going to sell itself, right? Wrong— this is a myth. For us to help you get the highest price possible, it takes creative marketing. Just putting a sign out in the yard doesn’t cut it. You need high-quality, professional photography, a 3D tour, and a video tour.
3. All you need to do is clean up the house. You need to thoroughly deep clean and stage your house. I recommend that you pay a professional to do a deep clean, and have a professional stager come in. They will help you set up the rooms properly.
4. You need to have a real estate agent. The fact is that you don’t have to have a real estate agent. You could probably have a successful sale without a real estate agent. However, a real estate professional or team will handle the negotiations and make sure that everything’s done properly and legally. There are a lot of moving parts involved in real estate transactions and it takes a seasoned professional with a team to get the job done right.
If you’re thinking about selling your house, please reach out to our team. We’ll be happy to help you.