Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Steps You Must Take NOW if You Want to Sell in 2017

Property Tax Reduction Consultants
125 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 500 
Jericho, NY 11753
(516) 484-0654 or (631) 484-0654


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Selling a home is a daunting task. It can be stressful, intimidating and overwhelming at times, but a game plan could help illuminate the path to a sale that you and your family are happy with. We have been in the real estate and tax industry for years, so take our advice and put these selling tips to use in 2017! 

Get Estimates
Think of it from a buyers perspective. Would you want to move into a new home and have to fix the furnace, stove and air conditioning unit? Probably not, and that is why you have to take these steps before you look to sell. You should call in your local HVAC contractor or plumber to do an inspection on the current state of your appliances. If they don't check out, you might want to update these on your own to gain an edge in negotiations.  
De-personalize 
If you have lived in a particular home for a substantial amount of time, it likely has your fingerprints all over it. It might be pictures you've hung or decor that is personal to you that might not work for someone else. Try and keep your home neutral during the selling process so any buyer could imagine themselves living there.
Channel Your Inner Picasso
The quickest and most cost efficient way to raise the value of your home is with paint. It makes the walls look like new and it brightens up a room that might have lost it's luster over the years. This is an absolute MUST.  
Update Landscaping 
Are you familiar with the expression; "You never get a second chance to make a first impression?" It is for this reason that landscaping is so important to the value of a home. When a buyer pulls up to your home, the first thing they see is the landscaping decor and that is their first judgement of your home. 
Scope the Neighborhood 
We spoke about this in our buying tips blog, but it is equally important for sellers. You should go to local open houses and see what they're asking and compare the condition of their home to your own. This will give you a better idea of whether or not you need to lower your asking price to attract more buyers.

If you're selling a home, that generally means that you are also in the market for a new one. When you do find a new home, it might come with new property taxes that you weren't expecting. If you feel they are unreasonable, contact P.T.R.C. Inc. and we will be glad to assist you!

To learn more about our tax reduction services, call 516/631- 484-0654 or email us at info@ptrc.com. 

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