Taft Street Realty: Seller's Guide

Thinking about selling your Ulster County home? It may seem like a daunting task - but we’re here to help!

The process will seem a whole lot easier, and run a whole lot smoother when you follow the below tips in our guide to selling your home.

Make Sure The Price Is Right

This is perhaps the most important thing to get right when you’re selling your home in Ulster County.

When a home for sale is well-priced, it will generate competing offers - which typically drives up the final sale value.

If you’re not entirely sure how much you should sell your home for, don’t stress! You can reach out to us at any request an evaluation.

In our analysis, we will take into account factors such as the most actively searched prices and home values throughout your area - including both expired listings and properties still on the market.

How To Market Your Home For Sale

Once you’ve decided to sell your home and for how much, you’ll have to decide how to advertise the property.

At Taft Street Realty, we can help ensure your listing gets the right exposure.

When marketing your home, we will develop a listing that emphasizes the home’s unique and sellable aspects. We then put your home in front of buyers, establishing it on the local MLS®, listings sheets, and real estate publications.

In addition, we'll use the Internet and our innovative website to make your listing highly visible. With close to 85% of buyers checking the web first when looking for a home, this is a part of your marketing strategy that you simply can't afford to miss!

Getting Ready For Inspection

Usually, homebuyers get an inspection done before they purchase a home. If you’re selling a home, you’ll want to make sure the inspection goes as smoothly as possible.

Our expert agents can give you the best advice and insights into having your home ready for inspection, as well as having it set for showings/home viewings.

Some very simple pre inspection tips include:

Having the property as clean as possible: This seems obvious, but a messy house may make the inspector suspicious that other areas of the property aren’t in good order.

Looking after the little things: Simple things like repairing faulty cabinets, replacing bulbs that don’t work and ensuring all doors are in working order can help develop a trusting relationship between you and the buyer.

Double checking for leaks: When looking for leaks, be sure to check under sinks, around the base of your toilets and bathtubs/showers, and under any appliances that may leak, such as dishwashers.

Negotiating With Buyers And Securing The Deal

This can be one of the trickiest parts of selling a home, especially if it’s your first time. Naturally, when selling your house, you want to be in the driver’s seat during negotiations in order to leverage the best deal possible for you.

But, it’s important to remember that there’s a lot on the line other than your home’s final sale price, such as moving dates and closing costs.

It’s always a great idea to have a professional on your side during these negotiations. Once you have communicated your priorities with a top agent, it will be easier for you to get what you’re hoping for.

Once you start getting offers on the home you’re selling, Taft Street Realty can represent you during the emotionally charged negotiating process and ensure that you get the best price and favorable closing terms that are clearly spelled out.

Check out our blog: Tips For Negotiating With Buyers When Selling Your Ulster County Home

Remember, you can REQUEST A VALUATION of your Ulster County home for sale with us at any time!