Closing a successful home sale and getting the best price for your investment is every seller’s dream. In New Jersey, as is the case across many states, low inventory and eager buyers have seen property prices soar in recent times. If you’re thinking about selling, it’s a great time to make your move.
Below are some tips that may help you secure a buyer fast and get the best out of your sale:
Get your paperwork ready
Properties in a hot market like South Jersey tend to move quickly, and potential buyers have shorter contract deadlines. Having your paperwork in order may hasten everything and avoid unnecessary delays. Proper disclosures about the property’s condition and history are also vital if you hope to avoid unpleasant legal consequences down the line.
Make sure your title is clean
Nothing can sink a house sale faster than an encumbrance on the title. It pays to have an experienced advocate check your title for any liens, unpaid taxes, boundary line disputes and more. Once those are cleared up, you can move on with your house sale in peace.
Find the right price
While you want the most out of your home sale, getting the price tag right will work in your favor. If the price is either too high or too low, questions are bound to arise. As always, location is everything: Working with someone who is familiar with the local real estate market will make pricing your property much easier.
Review all purchase offers carefully
Most purchase offers come with contingencies. Unless your buyer is prepared to hand over cash and take the property “as-is,” you need to make sure that you are comfortable with the terms of the offer before you accept. Review the contract carefully — and get help with any part you don’t understand.
It is worthwhile to look out for your rights when selling a house, given the substantial resources involved. Sometimes, you may need an experienced hand to guide you through any complexities that may come up.