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May 10, 2024

6 Cold Hard Facts About Selling a Home in Utah's Market

As a Utah real estate agent, I know selling your home can be an exciting time. But let's be honest, it's not always sunshine and rainbows. There are some realities to consider before you list your property. Here are 6 cold hard facts to keep in mind:

  1. Price is King (or Queen). In Utah's competitive market, an accurate price is crucial. An overpriced home sits stagnant, while an underpriced one leaves money on the table. We'll work together to find the sweet spot that attracts buyers and gets you top dollar.
  2. First Impressions Matter.  Buyers make snap judgments. A clean, uncluttered home feels spacious and move-in ready. Invest some time (and maybe some elbow grease) in staging to maximize your home's appeal.
  3. Be Prepared for Inconvenience.  Showings can disrupt your daily routine.  There will be open houses and unexpected visits. Flexibility is key during the selling process.

4. Repairs Can Boost Your Bottom Line.  Addressing minor issues before listing can prevent major headaches (and deductions) during the inspection. Consider the cost of repairs as an investment in a higher selling price.

5. Negotiation is Part of the Game.  Most buyers will make offers below the asking price. Be prepared to negotiate, but remember – you're not obligated to accept any offer that doesn't meet your needs.

6. The Right Agent Makes a Difference.  An experienced Utah real estate agent can navigate the complexities of the market, handle the paperwork, and advocate for you throughout the process.  Having a professional in your corner can save you time, stress, and money.

Selling your home can be a smooth and successful journey. By acknowledging these realities and partnering with a knowledgeable agent, you'll be well on your way to achieving your real estate goals!

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Britt Kershner | Realtor®
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