There are a host of possible reasons why you might decide to sell your home. Some of them might even force a quick sale. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to affect how successful the process will be. If you properly handle a few critical details, you’ll be ready to smile all the way to the bank. This post will help you identify some areas of importance when it comes to selling your home.
Before placing your home on the market, you will probably consider some key renovations to make it more appealing and increase its value. While this is generally a smart tactic, the following post describes some projects you may want to avoid:
6 Presale Home Improvements Sellers Wish They’d Never Made
Every seller wants their home to stand out from the crowd, and that often means beefing it up with shiny new improvements before putting it on the market. But sometimes owners go overboard, and the repairs become more costly and time-consuming than they’re worth.
To help you learn from others’ mistakes, we gathered real-life stories of home sellers who woefully regret the presale renovations they took on.
Regret No. 1: Going too trendy
Beware of falling for decor fads when it comes time to pretty up your home.
“I had a seller whose home’s original lighting fixtures were pretty standard brushed nickel and oil-rubbed bronze, circa the 2000s,” says Monica Weddle, a real estate professional in Raleigh, NC. “They were nothing offensive, just boring.” Read more at Realtor…
A little moderation in anything you do will be worth more in the long run. Ensure that the investment you make to spruce up your home will actually pay off in a greater purchase price.
Another thing to be aware of is the crucial role of an attorney in your homeselling process. The following post takes a closer look at this:
Do You Need a Real Estate Attorney to Sell Your Home?
You’re selling your home, not going to court. What’s all this buzz about hiring a real estate attorney on top of your amazing agent, who seems to have it all figured out? Sounds like an expensive cut to your bottom line!
The reality is having an attorney in your corner, especially at closing, protects you from documentation issues, titling errors and costly lawsuits.
Most states don’t require that sellers obtain legal representation—but even so, in certain cases, it would be reckless not to lawyer up.
If you’re on the fence about getting a real estate attorney, take the advice of top real estate agents and attorneys in the business who together know how to tie up a deal’s every loose end. Read more at Home Light…
Consult an expert before you make any decision. You will benefit from their invaluable assistance, especially if this is your first home sale. At the very least, you’ll be playing it safe with a very valuable asset, and that’s always a smart move.
State laws are particularly important in a homeselling transaction. For instance, some states, including South Carolina, actually require the presence of an attorney during the closing process, as the following post describes:
States that require a real estate attorney
Many states have laws mandating the involvement of a real estate attorney, often requiring their presence at closing. These include Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Keep in mind that these rules can vary by region within states, too. Read more at Realtor…
If you’re in North Carolina or South Carolina and need expert real estate guidance to help you with your home sale, Meek Law Firm South is here for you. Attorney Jonathan Meek is committed to serving you with excellence and ensuring that you have a trouble-free experience.
Call us today on (704) 800-5901 or fill out the contact form on our website and we’ll get in touch with you.