Real Estate in Yakima Washington
(509) 966-4021

Looking to sell Yakima WA real estate? We are here to help!

Whether or not you decide to work with us, here are a few helpful tips that can give you a leg up when selling Yakima WA real estate. If you have any more questions feel free to Contact Us and put our expertise to work for you.

A visually appealing home

The buyer will hold onto the first impression. Before you begin to show your home, keep in mind that the look and feel of a home makes a lasting impact on buyers. To accomplish a showing ready home, remember that the details count. Chores such as trash, clutter, landscaping, and grass should all be attended to.

Refurbish

Unsightly or broken fixtures can be a turn off for potential buyers. Take care of any easy fixes like broken windows, dirty carpets, and areas that might need a fresh coat of paint. These details can make a difference and even increase the value of your home.

Remove personal objects

Potential buyers want to be able to picture themselves in your home, so you want to remove personal items such as family pictures, souvenirs, religious decor, and personal decor. These pieces can make potential buyers feel like they are intruding on someone else's home, instead of feeling like it could be their home.

Staging your home

This is an important step and helps makes sure your home looks its best. Try to keep the decor neutral. Make sure you open up curtains to let in natural light and turn on lamps or space lighting. The lighter the better! Make sure the beds are made and have fresh towels and linens. This also includes the exterior, if you have a backyard tend to any mowing or weeding that needs to be done.

Listen to your agent

Your real estate professional will most likely have a lot of experience in selling Yakima WA real estate and will have some good advice and recommendations to increase your selling potential, so take into consideration any suggestions they may have for you. Also, choose a real estate agent that you are comfortable with and trust.

Work with your real estate agent and potential buyers with a professional attitude. Selling your home can become emotional, but we don’t want that to get in the way of a successful sale.

 

Seller Mistakes

Avoid these top 4 seller mistakes

It’s no secret that selling can be a stressful process. When it comes to selling Yakima real estate, we are here to make it a little easier on you. Here is a list of some common seller mistakes. Do your best to avoid these and it could give you a leg up and help for a successful sale.

Setting the price too high
A compelling factor for potential buyers is the price of your home. A buyer usually visits multiple homes before making an offer. This means that they are also making comparisons. Pricing your home too high can be just as damaging as pricing too low. Talk to one of our Yakima realtors and they will be able to help work out the best asking price for your home. Check out current Yakima Real Estate Market Trends here.

Bad first impressions
The look and feel of your home make a significant impact on potential buyers. If you don’t make an effort to clean and stage your home, people who are interested in your home could lose interest in the first few minutes. Unadorned details such as an odd odor or dirty carpets can make the difference if your home sells or not.
It may take a little bit of elbow grease on your part, but it’s worthwhile if you want a quick and successful sale.

Here are a few easy steps that will help spiff up your home make it ready to show.

Exterior

Interior

Ignoring the fine print
In the midst of negotiations, it is essential to take the contract seriously. You want to protect yourself and make sure that all costs, terms, responsibilities and verbal agreements are included in writing.

Choosing the wrong realtor
You will be spending a lot of time communicating with your realtor, so it’s vital that you get along and can put your trust into them. Be sure to ask a lot of questions, and can contact them. Does she/he know the local area and the housing market? What are the agent’s marketing strategies? These are all critical aspects to consider when deciding on a realtor that is best for you. Get in touch with one of our Yakima realtors today!