What You Should Know if You Plan to Sell in 2022
We just left 2021 in the dust and now it's time to move on to 2022. If you're preparing to sell your home in 2022, there are some things you might want to know first. Let's look at a few things to be aware of if you're planning to sell your home in 2022.
Top 5 Things to Know if You Want to Sell in 2022
1. Prices are Up
This is good news for most sellers, but if you're selling and buying, it's a bit of a catch-22. You will likely sell for more than you could have a few years ago, but you will also need to pay more to buy.
Homes with more space for a home office are very popular due to more people working from home, too. This can put you into a good spot for selling if you have a larger home to sell.
2. It Will Likely Move FAST
There have been times when the market moving fast for sellers meant selling within two weeks or a month. Right now, it means you could sell your home within days, or at least have an offer or multiple offers.
Make sure you have everything in place and if you're buying and selling at the same time, expect to move incredibly quickly. Some homes are selling within days of being listed, while others may take a week or two.
The market is moving at a very fast pace right now, so be ready.
3. Clean Still Matters
While some of the fear of COVID-19 may have subsided, it seems to be creeping back with some buyers. Be aware of this and keep your home super clean to help make sure buyers feel comfortable when touring your home.
A clean space is far more appealing for people to tour, normally, but now, it's even more appealing. Make sure you declutter and do a deep clean before listing your home.
4. Update your Home
If your home isn't updated, it might be harder to sell, even with the hot market. Most buyers don't want to do any extensive renovations at this point in time. Do the best you can to make sure your home is up to date, but don't think you need to do a complete renovation to sell.
Any important maintenance repairs should be handled, however. Past that, make sure the home is clutter-free and as up-to-date as possible without going crazy on renovations.
5. Hire an Excellent Real Estate Agent
Even in a hot market, a great real estate agent makes a big difference. Make sure you choose an agent you can trust to get the best possible price for your home and get it sold fast.
Your agent will do the marketing for your home and make sure it gets as many eyes on it as possible. They may even be able to get multiple offers, which could spark a bidding war.
There are plenty of things to know if you plan to sell in 2022. There is no time like right now if you've been putting it off.