Finding a Listing Agent
You’ll want to work with a real estate agent who is an expert in your neighborhood. Platinum Properties agents know the ins and outs of the neighborhoods in NYC. We will create an effective marketing plan, review documents, and negotiate with buyers on your behalf and in your best interest. We will help reduce your stress and keep you calm throughout the sales process. Your NYC real estate agent is really your best friend.
Pricing Your Home
It’s important to know that you have total control over the listing price for your home. A good broker will help you price your home appropriately. You want to price it right, not too high and not too low. If you’re looking to sell fast, you will need to price it accurately to motivate buyers. Your agent will compare recent sales in your building and others nearby, and make adjustments for variables like views, floorplan, and condition of the property. We will also share our expertise on how the market is performing and your home’s specific strengths and shortcomings. Platinum Properties will help you price your home to sell.
Staging Your Home
Be sure to spend time decluttering, organizing, and depersonalizing your space. This makes it much easier for potential buyers to imagine themselves living there. Rent a storage unit, make a donation, do whatever it takes to get rid of bulky furniture and clutter. A cluttered space can cost a sale.
You may also need to give the walls a fresh coat of paint, refinish floors, replace sinks, and upgrade appliances. Take a look around for things that may need a minor renovation and be sure to fix anything that’s not working. Do a thorough cleaning and pay extra attention to the bathrooms and kitchen and make them shine. Clean everything from the ceiling fans to the floors, and don’t forget about the baseboards and windows.
If your furniture is old and worn, or if you’re moving everything out before the sale, consider renting some furniture and accessories. Your agent can give you some tips and recommendations on things to do to get your space ready and maximize the aesthetic appeal. If you feel overwhelmed doing this yourself, you can hire a professional stager. Learn about the 5 staging mistakes that can cost you a sale.