How Can You Get the Best Price for Your Home?

by Diego Raigosa 11/17/2019

Selling a home can be challenging, even for an individual who is laser-focused on getting the best price for his or her house. Fortunately, we're here to help you achieve the best-possible results during the home selling journey.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you obtain the best price for your residence.

1. Study the Prices of Comparable Residences in Your Area

Your home may seem like it is one of a kind, but there likely are comparable houses in your city or town. If you take a look at the prices of comparable houses in your area, you may be better equipped than ever before to establish a competitive initial asking price for your residence.

Also, studying the prices of comparable residences in your area enables you to see how your house stacks up against the competition. And if you find your home pales in comparison to its rivals, you may want to dedicate time and resources to upgrade your house. That way, you can help your house stand out to potential buyers.

2. Conduct a Home Appraisal

A home appraisal commonly is requested by a buyer after a seller accepts his or her offer to purchase a residence and a property appraisal has been completed. However, it may be beneficial for a seller to conduct a home appraisal, especially if this individual wants to get the optimal price for his or her residence.

By conducting a home appraisal, you can receive expert insights into how much your house is currently worth. Then, you can use your home appraisal results to set an aggressive initial asking price for your residence.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

If you are unsure about how to price your residence, you may want to hire a real estate agent. Because if you have a real estate agent at your side, you can quickly and effortlessly accomplish your property selling goals.

First, a real estate agent will meet with you and learn about your residence. This housing market professional next will help you establish a competitive initial asking price for your home that accounts for the current state of the real estate market. A real estate agent then will list your home, promote it to potential buyers and set up home showings and open house events. And if you receive an offer to purchase your residence, a real estate agent can help you review this proposal and decide how to proceed.

Of course, a real estate agent will do everything possible to help you maximize your house sale earnings too. He or she will negotiate with a buyer's agent on your behalf and ensure you can get the best price for your residence – regardless of the current housing market's conditions.

Don't wait to list your home and maximize your home sale profits. Instead, take advantage of the aforementioned home selling tips, and you can boost the likelihood of a fast, profitable property selling experience.

About the Author

Diego Raigosa

Covering Fairfield County, (203) 948-6538

Diego Raigosa is an experienced and skilled real estate agent. He cares about his clients and works hard to secure the best home fitting all their needs.

Diego surrounds himself with happy and supportive people that express gratitude each day for their many blessings. Diego believes that healthy living starts with a smile and a positive attitude. He celebrates the joy in the small, precious moments shared with family and friends. He is married with 4 children and is a long-time resident of Westport, CT. In his spare time, Diego can be seen around town playing golf, coaching soccer, and cheering on his children in all of their events.

Diego immigrated to the US from Colombia, becoming a legal resident of Connecticut in 1989. During his teenage years in Colombia, he excelled in sports like soccer, martial arts but above all sports, water polo. Diego was an elite competitive international athlete. He represented Colombia in water polo at international tournaments including a World Cup, a Pan American tournament, and two South American tournaments. Competitive sports taught him to focus on goals, train hard every day, and work together as a team to win. 

After studying computer science in college, Diego worked for a few large companies before starting his own business. In the past 20+ years, Diego successfully started and operated several business in technology and real estate. Clients from all over the United States entrusted their technology to Diego’s IT business. His IT business delivers technology services to fortune 500 and medium size companies. Diego is an expert in investment properties, real estate local markets, and property management. His background extends to real estate developments, construction projects, property management, buying, selling and leasing investment properties. 

In 2016, Diego decided to retire from his technology business in order to dedicate himself to the real estate business. He finds it very rewarding to find the perfect home for his clients. He wants each client to be very happy, and be able to create a home filled with love and laughter.

Diego’s years of experience in owning and running a successful business have taught him what he calls his five key drivers to be successful:

· Have Passion: Diego believes that in order to be successful at anything you do, you must truly love what you do. The key ingredient here is to always have passion for what you do and you will never work a single day in your life. 

· Always maintain your client’s interest at heart: know what your client wants and how to communicate with them. Be sensitive to their interests and attitudes and know how to reach them. Be respectful of their needs and circumstances. No everyone has been dealt the same opportunities.

· Be up on the latest technology: Diego believes that technology gives you an advantage. People that lose their touch with technology get stuck in the past and no longer become relevant in the present. 

· Have a positive attitude: Diego believes your attitude rubs off on everyone around you. Having a positive attitude will attract people to you and will make you feel confident and you will soon be surround by wonderful people.

· Have Integrity: integrity means doing the right thing at all times and in all circumstances. We shouldn’t need a “business case” to do the right thing. Success will come and go but integrity is forever. Diego believes his business success was built on a reputation of integrity over many years.