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How Much Can I Sell My Home For?

How Much Can I Sell My Home For?

 

The American dream often involves buying a home and is considered one of the biggest milestone moments. Buying a house isn’t easy, but it is a beautiful journey many people partake in. While there are some pain points to buying and keeping a home such as financial obligations, the cost of repairs, renovations, and regular maintenance. People often don’t mind putting money into their homes, whether that be because they see it as an investment or they plan on living in it forever. But, what happens when forever gets shortened? Now, you must sell your house…and after all the costs upfront and over the years have added up, how do you determine how much your home is worth? When deciding to sell, that is a very important factor to consider.

 

Ask This Question First

 

You’ve reached the conclusion that selling your home is the best move for your future. But before you dive into the process, ask yourself this question first: Why? Have you pin-pointed the reason that you want to sell? Does it make sense financially? Have you considered all possible outcomes? How will it benefit you?

 

There are endless reasons why people choose to sell their houses; personal preferences, cost, location. The list is essentially endless. But at the top of it all, there are three main reasons why people choose to sell their home. Let’s see if you belong to any of the following groups:

 

  1. Home-related reasons – Most of the reasons people choose to relocate are related to the home itself. A family could have outgrown the space, or it may not be in the best location to raise kids. A related issue is changed in surroundings: it’s common for neighborhoods to evolve over the years, and perhaps the progression of where you’re living no longer correlates with your ideas. Maybe you’re looking to downsize! Taking care of a big yard isn’t something you want to do anymore, meaning a smaller home would better suit your lifestyle. Ultimately, falling into this category means you’ve decided it’s time to find a place that better meets your needs from a physical, home-related standpoint .
  2. Money matters – the second reason why people sell is that they can no longer keep up with the financial requirements that come along with owning a home. These instances can range from minor to major. Maybe you can’t afford your mortgage. Maybe that pool in the backyard wasn’t such a great idea when you have to hire a cleaner to maintain it. Maybe your roof needs work, you need a new furnace, your appliances are outdated, and instead of replacing it all, it would be easier to just buy an entirely new home.  
  3. Personal issues – for some, it’s less about wanting to sell and more about needing to sell their property due to personal reasons. Relocating to a different city or state because of a work transfer is an instance that forces people into selling their home. But reasons could be much more personal than that: maybe you want to be closer to friends, or family, or a significant other. Maybe you want to get away and start a new life in a place you’ve never been to before. Maybe you’re ready for retirement and living alone in a big house isn’t what you want anymore. Whatever the motive, you’re looking to sell your home for a reason that is personal to you and your life and you need to determine how much you can get for it.

 

How to Get the Most Out of Your House

 

Being sure of your decision to sell your house is the first step. Now it’s time to focus on numbers:  how can you make sure your home is valued where it should be?

 

Check online – the first thing that you need to do is to check online. This means you should be looking at the prices of the houses that were sold in your area within the past 12 months. This will give you a good idea about where your house should be sitting in comparison to the current market and a general idea of how much to expect. We recommend doing this before you hire an agent: that way, you already have an idea of what numbers you should be expecting to hear from your realtor. An easy starting point with a home valuation is to enter your address into an online home value estimator, which will immediately give with a free estimate of what your home is worth, based on square footage and recent home sales in the area.

 

Refer to a real estate agent – after doing your own research, you should have a few different realtors assess the price of your house. If you go this route, remember not to reveal the values given to you by each agent to one another. This way, you can have a balanced, honest opinion about your home from a variety of different professionals. The key here is finding the best evaluation of your house, and come up with the best price for it since you’ll be selling it yourself. 

 

Advertise – there are plenty of ways to advertise your house. You can do it the traditional way, distributing flyers with property details, contact information, and open house dates. Because things have taken a digital turn, it might be a better idea to advertise online. Facebook offers plenty of opportunities to put your home in front of the people you have a more personal connection to. You can join online communities/groups that discuss home sale and exchange ideas with one another. You can turn to other social media platforms, such as Instagram, that allows you to reach a wider range of people through tags, stories, and feed posts. It may take a while, but with patience, determination, and time, these methods are sure to help spread the word.

 

How Much Can Be Done to Sell Fast?

 

Once you have done all your research, spoken with agents, and compared prices, the last thing left to do is to actually sell your home! What’s the trick to selling quickly? Here are some simple tips that will help speed the process along:

 

First of all, clean your house. You don’t want your buyers to think that the previous owners were careless and didn’t maintain the property well. Of course, you’ll still be living in the home, so make it a habit to always clean up after yourself in order to avoid letting grime or dust build-up (which happens a lot quicker than you think).

 

You’ll also want to clear away anything that is personal. This means you should remove family photos, personalized accessories, and any other decorative pieces that are personal to you but irrelevant to a new buyer. You want potential buyers to envision themselves in your home, and that can be hard to do when mementos still remain all over the house. Getting rid of bulky, worn furniture is a must as it will clear out space and give the house a fresher feel. The bottom line in this instance is this: if it’s not visually appealing, get rid of it.

 

Adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls of a house can very well revive its glory and positively affect how much you can get for it. Buyers love a home that looks tidy, fresh, and new. Neutral tones work best because as mentioned, they allow potential buyers to really visualize where they can take each space and add their own creative touch. You can also invest in light fixtures and/or accessories to really give your home a bright feel. It must be noted that curb appeal is just as important: make sure your sidewalks are clean, the lawn is mowed, your plants are trimmed, and everything looks just as inviting on the outside as it does on the inside.

 

How Much Can You Make?

 

The amount you profit from your home will very much depend on the condition of the house itself. If it needs major repairs, then you might get lower offers as the new owners will have to step in and finance those fixes themselves. On the other hand, if you address all significant repairs before selling, your house will likely get a higher offer. Working with real estate agents will also be a big assist in getting the best value for your house. We recommend working with someone you can trust, especially if your aim is to get the most amount of money for your property. There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to selling a home, but being certain in your decision to do so is the first step. After that, educating yourself on the process and following the steps above will help greatly in your home selling journey.

Tammy Hetrick
Tammy Hetrick
23:39 12 Sep 22
Friendly service. Great chips and salsa. We came for the margaritas. We've been here a few times for dinner and always enjoy the food.
David Stanley
David Stanley
23:05 12 Sep 22
Spam company, keeps calling and texting to buy a home that I don't own & won't stop
Mike Straub
Mike Straub
23:33 29 Aug 22
Kip came over & offered to steal my beautiful home for a terribly low price, then made an appointment to come back with his partner a few days later, but didn't show up or even call to let us know he wasn't coming
Tyler Smith
Tyler Smith
22:19 04 Jul 22
An amazing team to do business with! Highly recommend!
Tiare Johnson
Tiare Johnson
15:50 08 Jun 22
I didn’t have to worry about a real estate agent, closing costs, & a lot of things that you have to take care of when you sell a house in a traditional way. I like the fact that it was fast, easy, & everything went great! Jamie is fantastic to work with!
Christopher Jenks
Christopher Jenks
19:38 31 May 22
Very communicative and trustworthy group of professionals. The selling process was transparent and fast. Definitely worth considering...
Karen Wheeler
Karen Wheeler
18:31 22 May 22
Great team to deal with
Kailey Bowman
Kailey Bowman
07:08 22 May 22
Mo F
Mo F
23:51 20 May 22
We had an awesome experience!! Jamie Kirk is amazing and made our experience great!!
Jcbbowman1987
Jcbbowman1987
18:42 20 May 22
The best in the business!
peter maiers
peter maiers
04:13 20 May 22
Easy fast and I trusted them ever step of the way !! great team of people all interested in doing everything correctlyPeter B
Connie Bowman
Connie Bowman
02:38 20 May 22
Fantastic Company!
Britne Salsbury
Britne Salsbury
02:34 20 May 22
Casey and his team and are amazing! They are organized and have great follow up. A really great group of people to work with!
Denise Klein
Denise Klein
01:43 20 May 22
Casey Ryan is an incredible professional when it comes to the needs of sellers that need to sell their homes off market. As a real estate agent I always recommend Casey to anyone looking to work with an off market buyer. He is honest, trustworthy & always looking for win-win solutions for everyone involved! The real estate market is better because of Casey & his company, We Buy Any House
jose moran
jose moran
22:43 19 May 22
Chandler Gentry
Chandler Gentry
21:56 19 May 22
This team is so amazing! Makes everything so easy and super reliable!
Amanda Jones
Amanda Jones
21:30 19 May 22
Alex Moses
Alex Moses
20:09 19 May 22
Best company to work with in the real estate game. ABSOLUTELY BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE IVE EXPERIENCED!!
Kyle Mellies
Kyle Mellies
20:06 19 May 22
Donald Gibson
Donald Gibson
19:41 19 May 22
Great communication and pleasant to work with! Everything went smoothly!
Josh Wathen
Josh Wathen
19:40 19 May 22
The team at We Buy Any Vegas House are extremely thorough and very kind. They go above and beyond to help you through the process. I would highly recommend.
Devin Flynn
Devin Flynn
19:34 19 May 22
Jamie was an absolute rockstar for us! She went above and beyond all our expectations, do not hesitate to go with them!
Blake Friedman
Blake Friedman
18:26 19 May 22
Casey Ryan and his team from We Buy Any Vegas House are the best in the game! Highly recommend!
Andrew Brannick
Andrew Brannick
18:12 19 May 22
Worked with Ryan on the sale of my Vegas property, I thought it was going to be a little difficult being out of town in Arizona. Ryan walked me through the process of selling and was able to get me an offer that was higher than I was expecting. He handled everything for me and made the process easy and really quick which was what exactly what I was looking for! Would 100% recommend for anyone looking to sell their house
Jared Vidales
Jared Vidales
17:50 19 May 22
Great service, great pricing. Sold my mothers house to them, and they handled it with care.
Kathy Hallett
Kathy Hallett
17:49 19 May 22
Jamie immediately helped me feel comfortable and the whole process was quick and hassle free! 5 stars
Melani Kirk
Melani Kirk
17:33 19 May 22
Jake Groves
Jake Groves
16:29 19 May 22
Local to Vegas and they are the best. I spoke to every cash home buyer in Vegas. Most of them just low-balled me over the phone. Ryan met me at the property and made an offer, which turned out to be the highest. He also agreed to close with the difficult hoarding tenant still there. Jamie supported me through the escrow process, she was very responsive to any questions I had and kept me informed during the closing. Less than a 30-day escrow. I spoke to a few of the team members over two months as I was getting other offers and all of them were easy to talk to and patient. They have a great team and make sure you include them in your decision-making.Thanks againJG
Joe Skaggs
Joe Skaggs
16:14 02 May 22
S Holt
S Holt
19:49 27 Apr 22
The first person I met was Allen. He immediately made me feel comfortable and confident in dealing with this company. I'm chronically ill. Allen is the only real estate person I'd let in my home.Throughout the process I ended up dealing with the whole team. Jamie deserves a medal for the hurdles she can overcome. Ryan is great at fixing problems and handling the big stuff, with a whole lot of support from Jamie. Allen was always available for me and checking in. He is great at answering questions in a way you understand and I always felt comfortable talking to him.Here is the actual email I sent the team today: "Hi everybody. Just wanted to thank you all again. I'm already able to do so much more for myself, I feel like a new person. I love my cute little house. I love the cold. It even snowed my 3rd day here. Because I'm able to move around, go outside, see people, clean the house, run errands, etc I'm starting to walk much better and even breathe better. And I haven't even seen a doctor yet. I don't feel like I'm a prisoner in my house anymore. Just wanted to let you know how much of a difference you make."My sale hit a few snags. But I'm the end, everything worked out just as they promised, for the amount they promised. These are great people to trust. (PS… Don't worry if they use O.D. I thought it was a scam of some kind. It wasn't. I just didn't understand).
Anabel Alvarez
Anabel Alvarez
17:05 12 Oct 21
Thank you WBAVH! Charles and Ryan were professional, personable, and patient with our needs and requests. The process was a breeze and they answered all of our questions in detail. They made us feel comfortable and part of their family. Will be recommending to everyone I know!
Steven Kaplan
Steven Kaplan
07:40 18 Aug 21
jerry gallegos
jerry gallegos
16:18 09 Aug 21
Very nice and helpful, responded to any questions very quick. I will do business with them again when I buy my next house.
Christopher Kampshoff
Christopher Kampshoff
00:30 07 Aug 21
Thank you so much guys, my brother was in a tight spot I appreciate you coming through. He's in a much better situation now. Again thank you.
Kelly Brown
Kelly Brown
18:48 27 Jul 21
I attempted to work with Allen, from this company. He seemed very nice and I was curious about what their company would give me for my home, if there were no realtors commissions involved. He said he needed to see the house. He came over and took a bunch of pictures and said he would talk to his partner Ryan, (the numbers guy), and get back with me in a half an hour. I didn’t hear from him that day. The next day I received a text from him, saying he would contact me on Monday. On Monday, he texted to see if I could talk at 12:00? I said, yes, he never called. Tuesday I receive a call from a random realtor telling me that Allen’s company has referred me to him. I call Allen, of course, to ask him what the heck is going on and he says yes, I work with this realtor, but I didn’t give him your information, he pouched it from our website!! I then say, so are you going to work with me and I find out, exactly what I already knew, they couldn’t offer enough money for my house, so they are not going to make an offer, HUGE SURPRISE!! #1, if you want your personal information safe, do not work with this company and #2, if you want a good offer on your home, don’t work with this company. I bought my home 3 years ago, it’s in great condition, in a great zip code and the market is through the roof!! If you can’t buy a house and get close to what someone needs financially right now, I don’t know when you can! Pick another company besides this one!! There are many!! Stay far away from this particular WE BUY HOUSES FOR CASH!!! You have been warned!!!
Carolyn Gobel
Carolyn Gobel
18:16 22 Jul 21
This company helped keep us from foreclosure. Thank you!
Carlos Caballero
Carlos Caballero
19:15 23 Jun 21
Thank you guys for your help with my Grandmas home. It was in rough shape and she left so much stuff. We couldn’t have taken on cleaning it out and the project.
jesse phalin
jesse phalin
01:29 18 May 21
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Went above and beyond assisting me through this process. Helped me move my things and even let me leave what I wasn’t taking with me. Thanks for all of the hard work.
Kelly Stewart
Kelly Stewart
21:27 08 May 21
My husband handled the process but felt good dealing with this local company and they did not try to change price after seeing the house. They actually offered higher once they saw our home. Had 5 companies come our to give us bids and they all were bait and switch. They beat everyone’s offers too. We tried to list before and couldn’t sell. I don’t know why anyone would work with head aches of real estate agents and paying commissions, banks, inspectors and the time to close only to walk away with the same money. Thank you Ryan and Jamie.
degan Stewart
degan Stewart
21:23 08 May 21
Thank you guys so much. Jamie is so sweet and on it. Ryan Is one of the most genuine people I’ve met in Vegas. They did what they said they’d do when they said they would and kept us in the loop the whole time
Brian Higgins
Brian Higgins
22:00 04 May 21
Thank you guys so much for everything. Ryan and Jamie Helped me find a place to get out of our old place. It was so nice to have the moving company just handle everything for me.
Sheila Winn
Sheila Winn
19:05 09 Apr 21
I struggled with the idea of selling my house to a "flipper". This company was fair, professional and extremely helpful every step of the way. I never had to wait for a response from Kelly Schnippel when I had a question or concern.I personally would recommend them to anyone looking to get a fair price for their property all the while getting kindness, professionalism and assistance from the buyer.Thank you Kelly Schnippel! I appreciate YOU and your team!Sheila Winn
Valerie Grijalva
Valerie Grijalva
17:30 27 Feb 21
Casey and his team will handle your transaction with the upmost professionalism and class like no other. Their knowledge in real estate will exceed your expectations and you won't be disappointed from beginning to end with their communication and systems to ensure your goals are met. I highly recommend Casey and his team!
Ann Reback
Ann Reback
18:51 25 Feb 21
Thank you for your professional and personal help in this process. You and your team have been so knowledgeable, responsive, courteous and kind...understanding my goals and executing each step in a timely and professional manner! THANK YOU! I will recommend you and your team to friends and others in our community.
Aviv Ben Shimon
Aviv Ben Shimon
16:38 25 Feb 21
Jess Lapensee
Jess Lapensee
16:31 25 Feb 21
From start to finish the selling process was quick and easy!
Lynne M
Lynne M
04:52 24 Jun 20
I have nothing but positive things to say about this company! I needed to sell a house quickly after a death in my family. I spoke with several Cash for Houses Companies in Las Vegas and settled on We Buy Any Vegas House. Everyone was very sensitive about my situation, helpful, answered all my questions and extremely responsive when I called. Ryan and Kelly were awesome!After we settled on a price everything went super smoothly in escrow and again if I had any concerns or questions there was immediate feedback. Also the fact that I was able to do this remotely as I live in California was extremely helpful! I am so grateful for all the help I received during a very challenging time in my life.
Freddy Aleman
Freddy Aleman
18:47 27 Dec 19
My wife and I recently bought a home from Casey Ryan. The home we purchased is located in Centennial Hills. Gorgeous remodel. Casey and his team did a great job of designing the home. We ran into a couple of issues shortly after moving in. Casey had his people out quickly during Christmas week to make a couple of repairs. He gave my wife and I peace of mind during a chaotic holiday week and for that we will always appreciate him. I would recommend a Casey Ryan home to my friends and relatives.
Angela Rienstra
Angela Rienstra
21:06 26 Dec 19
I needed to sell my house from out of state ASAP. I looked into some other larger name companies and was disappointed with their turn-around time and lack of customer service. I'm so grateful to have found Ryan (and Kelly)! They understood my time crunch and moved heaven and earth to buy my house at a fair price and closed by the promised date. They were with me every step of the way and offered world class service! 100% would recommend to anyone!
Sue Kuckelmann
Sue Kuckelmann
17:02 16 Nov 19
We couldn’t be more pleased with the service provided. From start to finish the team was professional and extremely helpful. All the deadlines were met or exceeded even when I was in Arizona and my husband was in Las Vegas. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking to sell in Las Vegas.
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