Selling a Home in Spokane
Get Prepared to Sell Your Spokane House
Selling your Spokane home is a big decision. It is the place where you have planted family roots and invested your financial future. The process of putting your home on the market can also be stressful and overwhelming, especially if you are selling and buying at the same time. Having a local real estate agent by your side gives you guidance on prepping your home for sale and shields you from many of the concerns and frustrations along the several-month journey.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that 9 in 10 home sellers choose to partner with a real estate agent during this major moment. The expertise that they provide in marketing, showings, negotiations, contracts, and closing is well worth the expense. Hiring an agent also gets your home on the Spokane MLS listings, a service that broadcasts your property to hundreds of real estate directories, including the local Redfin, Trulia, and Zillow Spokane websites.
Selling in the Hot Spokane Housing Market
Since 2011, Spokane’s real estate market has held strong. With low inventory and high demand, sellers often receive multiple offers that exceed the asking price. Homes sell quickly, with around a third going under contract within the first week and another 13% within the first month, according to the NAR. The Spokesman-Review reported in early 2020 that the Inland Northwest’s midsize, affordable housing market coupled with job growth is fueling buying interest. The 2019 median home price hit $260,000, jumping from nearly #235,000 just a year earlier.
Even in a hot seller’s market, the presentation determines how easy it is to sell your home and if you get the best price. You will be best prepared by reaching out to a Spokane realtor early in the process. They can get your home market-ready, plan the logistics, and coordinate the timing. Your agent can also help you come up with creative offer incentives to attract buyers and give your home a pricing edge.
Sell Your Home with Realtor Jennifer Felice
The NAR survey also found that 7 in 10 sellers contact only one real estate agent before signing an exclusive contract, yet nearly one-third were unhappy with the selling process and would not recommend their realtor. Getting referrals from family, friends, and neighbors is a great -- and the most common -- place to start, but sometimes people just aren't a good fit. You want an agent who has the experience to get you the best return on your investment, but you also need someone who you feel comfortable inviting into your life and home.
When you work with realtor Jennifer Felice to sell a home in the Spokane or Coeur d’Alene area, you have a local expert who will be with you every step of the way. With my experience in closing deals on more than 40 local properties, I always provide concierge-level service, all with no up-front cost, on:
Sellers’ top complaint is that they rarely hear from their agents. As my client, each week, you will receive a detailed Seller Report personalized for your home’s market activity. Along with the property’s views, you can see details like last month’s searches and how many shoppers have saved it to their favorites folder. I am on call whenever you need me, and I excel at coming up with creative strategies to get your home noticed.
Learn more about me over on my bio page, or hop over to the Move Home Spokane blog to get more tips for setting yourself up for success as a home seller. If you are ready to introduce yourself to see if we will make a good team, then send me a message today for a no-obligation chat. I look forward to meeting you!