3 Expert Tips for Selling in a Seller's Market

by Maryann Ross Levanti 01/09/2022

It's easier to sell your home in a seller's market, but that doesn't mean the home will sell itself. Selling your home requires strategy and planning, and in a seller's market there are specific things you can do to get the best offers. Here are some tips for selling in a seller's market:

Clean & Stage

A hot seller's market doesn't mean you don't have to clean and stage your home for buyers. It's still important to make a good impression on anybody who tours the home or even passes by while outside. Spend some time improving your curb appeal by tidying up landscaping, adding container plants or power-washing your front porch. Inside the home, make sure everything is clean and de-personalized. This will help buyers imagine themselves living happily in your home.

Lower the Price (Just a Bit)

If you list your home just below market value, you'll see offers quickly. Don't undercut the price to the point of creating a loss, however. Decrease the purchase amount by just enough to provide room for negotiation and to encourage larger offers from motivated buyers. Even dropping the price by a few thousand dollars can make a dramatic difference in the attention your listing will get. For additional advice, work with your real estate agent to find the best price.

Trust Your Agent

No matter how easy it might seem to sell your home yourself, working with a real estate agent will benefit you in the long-term. Not only will you get better offers from qualified buyers, you'll also have somebody to represent you in negotiations and other parts of the transaction. Selling your home is a full-time job--let the agent do the work. Of course, you will want to be communicative and present during the process, but placing trust in your agent will result in a more successful sale.

Are you ready to list your home for sale in a seller's market? Keep these tips in mind to better navigate the market and get the best price for your home.

About the Author
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Maryann Ross Levanti

I'm Maryann Ross Levanti, looking forward to meeting you and helping you find your new home and/or sell your current one. I've lived in Fairfield County the majority of my life - grew up in Westport, (Coleytown, Coleytown, Staples), undergrad at UPenn, masters from Edinburgh, Scotland. I'm ABR and GRI certified, and hold a broker's license in real estate, as well as a provisional appraiser license. Additionally, I am the exclusive agent for CCO Habitats - a HOBI award winning building company which regularly offers new construction homes as well as renovated homes to the market in Westport. In my 20 plus years of selling homes, I've learned many things - among them - the customer is not always right. Nor am I. However, if we work together we have a much better chance of being correct and either getting your home sold or finding the home that best suits your needs. Yes, I'm outspoken and opinionated. But anyone with a license can open a door - wouldn't you rather have doors opened by someone who actually tells you the truth and is willing to put her years of experience and knowledge into working 24/7 for you to help you understand what you're getting into? You may not always like what you hear, and there are no crystal balls in this business. But I believe an informed decision is always better. Hopefully you do too! As a yearly winner of the Connecticut Five Star Realtor award and frequently repeated recipient of customer service awards indicate; my priority is you, my client, and my clients appreciate it. Put my local knowledge, professional skills, ethics and dedication to work for you - give me a call 203.984.5157.