How To Get The Best Price For Your Home

If you’re ready to sell your home near State College, Pennsylvania, you need to start working and planning now to ensure that you get the best possible price for the property. A smart combination of planning, preparation, and strategic negotiation can get you the price you want for your home. Here’s how to get the best price for your home:



  • Talk to a real estate agent about current housing market trends in your area, or check out the Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to find out what similar homes in your area are listing and selling for.

  • When should you list your home? Your real estate agent can help you determine the best time to start marketing and selling your home.



  • You need to get your property ready for the market, that means showings, marketing, listing websites, etc.

  • Start by making all necessary repairs to your home, which includes fixing leaky faucets, electrical issues, and chipping paint

  • Next, work on your curb appeal by mowing the lawn or raking up leaves, and by adding seasonally appropriate flowers near your entryway

  • Inside of the home, you need to depersonalize and de-clutter

  • Add light whenever and wherever possible to make your home seem as inviting as possible

  • Have a place for children and pets to go during showings (away from the property)


Highlight the Area

  • Be sure that potential buyers know about the perks of living in State College, PA

  • Highlight things to do, places to go, and the convenience of living in a college town

  • When speaking with buyers, make sure to mention a few of your favorite things about living in your specific neighborhood, and in State College in general.



As you may or may not know, 89% of homebuyers start their search online before calling an agent. If you want to sell your home quickly, for the best price possible and under the best terms, make sure you have not only priced your home properly but have a killer marketing strategy. Your listing agent should provide you with a list of thing they will do to help market your home to other agents and to as many buyers as possible. Here are just a few things that should be on that list…

  • Consistent presence on all top real estate websites

  • Virtual Tour on YouTube

  • SEO for your home (through their website or your own website for your home)

  • Sign in your yard with take away flyers



Susan Rupert Group

Realtor, ABR, CRS, SRES, MCNE, e-PRO
Kissinger Bigatel & Brower

2300 South Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
Mobile/Direct: 814-280-0364
Office: 814-234-4000 ext. 3213

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