Morris County Vendor Guide: Every Partner You Need to Sell Your Home

Morris County Vendor Guide: Every Partner You Need to Sell Your Home

  • The Dougherty Group
  • 09/6/22

Across the country, homeowners have been experiencing an incredible boom in real estate demand and value, and Morris County, N.J., is no exception. It’s a great time to sell Morris County real estate, as home values have consistently risen in the past year.

Demand remains high for homes in the area, which has contributed to Morris County homes for sale reaching higher-than-usual median prices. Homeowners can expect a quick sale once they put their home on the market, as, on average, properties sell after only two weeks. Fewer homes are available now than at this time last year, meaning buyer competition will be slightly higher.

All signs point to Morris County homeowners having a satisfactory selling experience, but sellers should take the necessary steps to ensure the best outcome. By partnering with the right professionals, you give your home the highest chance of selling for top value. So before you jump into the market, look at some of the key vendors you should be working with if you want to streamline your home selling process.

An expert real estate group

There’s no question that adding your home to the list of Morris County homes for sale will be much easier with the help of an expert real estate group. Apart from connecting you with the right real estate agent, a group can assist you with finding the right professionals to hire at each stage of the selling process.

Real estate groups often provide several helpful services, from staging and photography to marketing and listing. Not only will they walk you through the process as you prepare your home for sale, but they’ll make sure your home is marketed to all the right buyers. From there, a real estate group can help you handle multiple offers, unique contingencies, negotiations, and contracts to ensure you’re well-informed and at ease as you sell your home.

A home inspector

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Before you list your home, consider hiring a home inspector. Typically, buyers are the ones who hire and arrange for an inspector to review the state of a property. As a seller, however, it can be in your interest to hire your own independent inspector before listing as well. The last thing you want is for a buyer’s inspector to catch something significant that allows the buyer to negotiate further in their favor. By inspecting your home before you list, you can catch issues early on and address them, ensuring your home sells for its highest possible value.

The right renovation team

Along with repairing any issues that come up in an inspection, it can be advantageous to complete both small and large renovations. Renovations can add value whether you’re updating light fixtures or overhauling your kitchen. Many homebuyers are looking for a home that’s up to date and move-in ready. This may make homeowners feel pressured to fix up each room in their home, but the potential payoff can be high. Buyers who want an up-to-date home are usually willing to pay a little more for one. As with any investment, it’s important to speak with your real estate agent to gain insight into the features Morris County real estate buyers are looking for. Remember that some of the most valuable changes you can make are relatively simple: a fresh coat of neutral paint, a deep clean, and some basic landscaping.

Home staging professionals

When listing a home in a seller’s market, many homeowners wonder if services like home staging and professional photography are worth it. If available properties are in high demand, why should you take this extra step? It turns out that home staging can still boost your property’s value even in a seller’s market. The majority of buyers are searching for homes online. If other homes in the neighborhood are professionally staged and yours isn’t, buyers will spot the difference. Home staging also helps buyers imagine themselves living in the space, a key factor whether or not they make an offer. Homes that are professionally staged sell more quickly and for more money than those that are not.

Real estate photographers

Hand-in-hand with home staging is professional real estate photography. With more and more buyers searching for Morris County homes for sale online, crisp, clear photography has never been more critical. Just be sure to work with a photography team with experience shooting homes for real estate listings. They should know how to prepare each room, add supplemental lighting, and photograph at least six angles. A team of real estate photographers will know to check that toilet lids are closed and light fixtures are properly dusted before snapping photos.

Marketing experts

Finally, you’ll want to work with marketing experts who can help get your listing out to the right buyers. If you work with a real estate group, you’ll likely have access to their in-house marketing services. This is a great way to simplify your sale as you won’t have to research, find, and hire an additional team. Marketing your home starts with knowing the right price to list it at and ends with posting the listing on the right platforms. Make sure your real estate group has experience successfully marketing homes on their own sites and larger platforms. They should be able to write honest yet enticing descriptions that draw attention to your home’s best features.

When you sell your piece of Morris County real estate, work with a top real estate team. The Dougherty Group brings years of expert experience to clients in Morris County, helping them through each step of the process. When you’re ready to start selling your home in Morris County, reach out to The Dougherty Group.

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