Kansas City Real Estate – 4 Things Sellers Don’t Want To Do When Selling Their Homes

By Arrow Realty, LLC

So you’re thinking about selling your Kansas City Real Estate and are excited about moving onto your next home but before listing your home for sale did you know that you can easily sabotage the sale of your home?

In today’s article we will cover some of the most common ways sellers can sabotage the sale of their homes when their agents list them on the market with other Kansas City Homes for Sale.

#1 – Hiding Problems from Buyers

One of the biggest “no-no’s” that you can make when listing you Kansas City Real Estate for sale is hiding issues from potential home buyers.

Besides just being bad business, this is also an excellent way for you to find yourself in a lawsuit because you failed to disclose problems with your house before a buyer who was viewing Kansas City Homes For Sale decided to purchase your home.

Although you may have a friend, family member or co-worker who lives in a non-disclosure state and failed to disclose issues with their home, you should always disclose the truth about your Kansas City Real Estate if a buyer asks you a direct question.

A good “rule of thumb” to remember when listing your Kansas City Homes for sale is that a buyer is ultimately going to find out anyway what’s really happening with your home so its better be up front and honest with buyers in the beginning or else risk losing the profit from the sale of your home to legal fees.

#2 – Selling Your Kansas City Real Estate Yourself

Yes there may be tons of resources online in this day and age for you to sell your home without the help of a Realtor® but the REALITY is that less than 5% of homeowners actually succeed with FSBO thanks to all of the tasks involved with selling a home.

By hiring a Real Estate Agent you will receive BETTER results since you won’t be spending your hard earned time and money doing all of the work by yourself.

#3 – Failing To Clean and De-clutter Your Home

Last of all, but most important, one of the top mistakes you can easily make when selling your Kansas City Real Estate is failing to clean and de-clutter your home.

You have to understand that when your Realtor® arrives with a buyer to view your home, they will have shown the buyer other Kansas City Homes for Sale and both the agent and your buyer will EXPECT your home to have the same high qualities of other homes for sale in the area.

Before you attempt to clean your home it’s best to consider hiring a professional cleaning company to do this for you because not only will this save you the time, money and hassle of cleaning yourself but it will also insure that every part of your home is clean and ready for buyers to view.

Sell Your Kansas City Real Estate

To get started with selling your Kansas City Real Estate contact Arrow Realty, LLC today by clicking here to connect with us online or by calling us at (816) 956-5003.

Simple Tips for Selling Your Kansas City Home during the fall

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By Arrow Realty

Are you planning on selling your Kansas City home in the fall?

Fall is a great time to list Kansas City Real Estate for sale and you can successfully sell your home by following these simple tips.

Tip #1 – Keep the Exterior of Your Home Clean

When selling Kansas City Real Estate you should always have the exterior of your home clean regardless of the time of year because curb appeal is what motivates the buyer to get out of their car and see what your home offers on the inside.

During the process of cleaning the exterior of your home and improving on curb appeal you should also focus on removing all dead plants and vegetation, painting fences, removing trash, fixing broken exterior lights and adding outdoor seating (when possible) so buyers can envision themselves making the best use of the outdoor space.

If you are unable to keep the exterior of your home clean during the fall you should hire a landscape maintenance company since this will insure that your yard looks great regardless of when buyers arrive

Tip 2 – Embrace the Changing Seasons

With the arrival of fall you should keep in mind that the holidays are also right around the corner as well including Thanksgiving and Christmas.

As the holiday season approaches it’s best to embrace the holidays when you list your home among other Kansas City Homes For Sale and decorate it with festive fall colors or holiday decorations because, the more personalized your home is buyers will have an easier time seeing themselves living there.

When decorating your home during the fall or holiday season it’s best to not go over the top with decorations and if you don’t feel like you can’t decorate your home well enough you should consider hiring an outside company to decorate it for you.

Tip 3 – Price Your Kansas City Real Estate Right

Yes there may be more people searching for Kansas City homes for sale during the fall but that doesn’t mean you have a license to print money and sell your home for more than what it’s worth.

As a homeowner you should ALWAYS sell your home for what it’s worth and hiring a Realtor® who specializes in selling Kansas City Homes For Sale since they will also be experienced with what price to sell your home for on the local Real Estate market and find buyers will be interested in living in your home.

Tip 4 – Get Your House Ready To Sell

Last of all, but most important, you should get your Kansas City Real Estate ready for sale by cleaning, de-cluttering and staging the inside of your home so it will be more appealing to buyers and make the renovations or improvements your agent has recommended since they will help your home to stand out among other Kansas City Homes For Sale.

Sell Your Kansas City Real Estate

To get started with selling your Kansas City Real Estate contact Arrow Realty, LLC today by clicking here to connect with us online or by calling us at (816) 956-5003.

Kansas City Homes for Sale – 3 Ways Owners Can Sabotage The Sale Of Their Home

By Arrow Realty, LLC

If you own Kansas City Real Estate it’s possible to sabotage the sale of your home without you even knowing it.

In today’s post we will cover the top mistakes anyone can make when selling Kansas City homes For Sale so you know what to be on the lookout for if you plan on listing your property for sale in the coming months.

#1 – Not Working With Your Realtor®

When you hire a Realtor® to list and show your Kansas City Real Estate it’s important to remember that part of the reason why you hired them is to show your home and if they are not able to do that you’ve defeated the purpose for hiring them in the first place.

Your job as a client is to be ready to show your home when your agent calls with a potential buyer because if the home is unavailable for showing you can expect your agent to take their buyer to other Kansas City Homes for Sale.

#2 – Leaving the Home a MESS

This item is number two on our list of the top ways a homeowner can sabotage the sale of their Kansas City Real Estate because a messy home can literally paint negative pictures in a buyers mind and cause them to think “what else is wrong with this home”?

Long before your Realtor® calls you with the first buyer to view your home you should spend at least one weekend cleaning it thoroughly.

If you’re too busy or unable to get all of the cleaning done yourself it’s best to hire a professional cleaning company to do the hard work for you because, hiring a cleaning professional means they will clean areas of your home you may forget about and this will insure that your house will literally shine among the other Kansas City Homes For Sale.

#3 – Not Making Repairs to Your Kansas City Real Estate

Remember that when you hire a Realtor® to list your home on the MLS along with other Kansas City Homes for Sale your goal should be to have your home 100% ready to go but there may be some parts which need to be repaired before your agent can start showing it.

When your Realtor® makes recommendations or tells you which parts of your home are in need of repair you should take action and make those repairs immediately since buyers will always submit a lower offer on a home if it’s in need of work and you will lose money.

Getting Emotional During Negotiations

Last of all, but most important, never get emotional during negotiations because, this will only hurt the sale of your home.

When your home is listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service along with other Kansas City Homes for Sale it’s important to remember that there will be some buyers who will submit low offers because it’s in their nature to do that even though they really like your home.

If you do receive a low ball offer for your Kansas City Real Estate it’s best to remember that you can’t take it personal and be prepared to keep negotiating or else you will lose a buyer and ultimately sell your home for less than what it’s worth.

Sell Your Kansas City Home

To get started with selling your Kansas City Home contact Arrow Realty LLC today by clicking here to connect with us online or by calling us at (816) 956-5003.

Avoid Making These Mistakes When Selling Your Kansas City Real Estate

Pricing a home to make it stand out among other Kansas City Homes For Sale is one of the most complicated things a Real Estate Agent has to do.

When you price your home it’s part art form, and also science, at the same time because you have to take many factors into account including comparable analysis of other properties in the area which have recently sold.

It gets even more difficult for sellers who decide to sell their Kansas City Real Estate themselves because it’s easy for sellers to choose from one of the following sources for pricing their homes.

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Zillow’s Zestimates

Websites like Zillow are fantastic for getting local Real Estate data including seeing a snapshot of what other Kansas City Homes For Sale may be selling for but the reality is that Zillow’s online tool that sellers can use for the purpose of valuing homes and property is many times NOT ACCURATE.

Real Estate websites like Trulia and Zillow rely on public records for Kansas City Real Estate which was sold recently and this also means that the reliance that Real Estate websites have on public data sometimes creates a delay in them updating their data so data sellers often are relying on old data when pricing their homes.

Refinancing Appraisal

Although some sellers will rely on the refinancing appraisal when pricing their Kansas City Homes For Sale the reality is that using this data to price a home is rarely correct or accurate because appraisals are done by different individuals and the valuation of your property could be too high or low depending on issues like the condition of the Real Estate market.

Fact: a lender only makes money by writing a loan so appraising your home high can be wonderful during a period in the Real Estate market when there’s a huge demand for Kansas City Real Estate but, if your home is priced higher than what buyers are willing to pay this will negatively affect the sale of your home and it may sit on the market for a long period of time.

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Real Estate Assessed Value

Another piece of data that a seller will use to price their Kansas City Real Estate is assessed value.

Your homes assessed value is done by the local municipality and its how they build the tax structure but the reality with assessed value is that as with the refinancing appraisal, assessed value is also done by an individual and the assessed value of a home often has absolutely no relation to the market value.

Save Time and Money – Hire A Realtor(R)

The best way to insure your home is priced correctly and will stand out from other Kansas City Homes For Sale is to hire an experienced Realtor® since your agent will price your home based on real facts and figures you can rely on.

Sell Your Kansas City Real Estate 

To get started with pricing your Kansas City Real Estate contact Arrow Realty KC today by clicking here to connect with us online or by calling us at (816) 956-5003.