Frequently Asked Questions

From Home & Property Sellers

Q: How much needs to be done to my house before putting it on the market?

Sellers are often anxious when it comes to presenting their homes properly for the selling process. They want to craft an image through staging and home improvements that makes potential buyers say, “Wow!”

However, in many cases these expensive steps are wholly unnecessary. Your first step should be to show your home to a realtor at Prestige Realty who can guide you throughout the process, explaining only what is absolutely necessary in order to achieve optimal sales prospects.

Q: How much is my house worth?

The exact price of your home depends on a number of factors, including its size, age, location, and more. While you may expect your home to be worth a specific number, it is always wise to consider the prices of other homes recently sold in your area. By discussing your ideal price point with your realtor, you can find a happy medium that can maximize your return on investment and help sell your home ASAP.

Q: How long will it take to sell my home?

While the national average for the time a home spends on the market is around 100 days, that time may vary wildly due to a number of factors. As realtors in East Texas, Prestige Realty will ensure your home is priced as competitively as possible to put it squarely in the focus of the largest number of buyers. The more exposure your home receives, the faster it will sell.

Q: Is staging really important?

According to popular studies, staged homes sell 88 percent faster and for 20 percent more money than homes without proper staging. When a potential buyer enters your property and gets a picture of what it could look like as a fully realized home, they can better imagine themselves living there. Such a minor touch creates a lingering desire to return to the property and helps speed the selling process up considerably.

Q: Should I be present when buyers view my house?

The experts agree: you should never be in your home when potential buyers arrive to view it. You can make the buyers feel uncomfortable, as though they were intruders rather than prospective residents. They will also worry about asking difficult questions for fear of offending you and will feel pressured to leave as soon as possible. Make sure you leave the process of showing your home to the qualified realtors at Prestige Realty.

For more information on selling your home in East Texas, contact us today!

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