Selling Your Home

Frequent Questions from Shippensburg and Chambersburg PA home sellers

 

  • Can I sell my Chambersburg home myself?

Often home sellers try to save fees and commissions by selling their own homes. National statistics indicate real estate professionals sell the vast majority of homes. Before you venture out in uncharted waters, we recommend you consider the amount of time you will be investing to successfully market your home. Take inventory of your skills and abilities to cope with this highly technical and legal process. Traditionally, homes listed with real estate agents sell for more money in less time than those sold by the homeowner. Now would be a great time to request your free Home Sellers Tool Kit. This kit contains detailed information that you would need to know to sell your home.

  • Lane, how do I set the “asking price” for my Shippensburg home?

There are four primary variables that impact the “ fair market value” of your home. They are location, condition, recently sold comparable homes and ultimately, what a qualified buyer is willing to pay for your home. Of course, the state of the local real estate market will have an impact as well. Is it a buyers market, a sellers market or is the market balanced? You can count on our team’s experience and market knowledge to help you determine the right price for your property. Ask for your FREE Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) today.

  • Why shouldn’t I add $10,000 to your recommended listing price?

The strategy of inflating the price then dropping it later is not a sound philosophy and ultimately does more harm to selling your home. We understand you want to get the most money for your home however pricing it correctly when the home first hits the market is imperative. The first 4 to 6 weeks are critical when the listing first enters the market as the home attracts the most attention during this period.

  • Lane, how can I sell my Franklin County home more quickly?

Remember this, your home is competing with all the other homes in your area that are priced in the same price category so make your home stand out above the crowd. Make sure you have “ staged” your home both inside and out. Both interior and exterior staging (creating curb appeal) is critical. First impressions are everything! Adding low-cost improvements like planting flowers and adding mulch or giving walls a fresh coat of paint can enhance your home’s appeal and attract buyers. Sometimes you just need to reduce clutter, so we provide Free Local Storage for your items. If you are thinking about selling your home, contact us. 

  • When is the best time to sell my South Central Pennsylvania home?

When you are ready! Many experts think the optimum time to sell is during the spring months, however many homes sell during the holidays as those buyers are motivated and serious about buying a home. We recommend you take inventory of what you will need to do to have your home ready for the market. You should allow time for a thorough cleaning of your home (inside & out), some painting, sprucing up your lawn with some low-cost yard improvements and complete those nagging repairs you may have been neglecting. 

 

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