• Hoboken Real Estate Experts Share Their Top Tips for Selling a Home Quickly

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    Although it feels easier to sell a property in Hoboken {versus buying $$$}, there are still some tricks to the trade. To help local residents out who are interested in selling their properties in the coming months, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to do some legwork and ask the experts — so you don’t have to. Here are some top tips from real estate pros in Hoboken for anyone looking to sell a home. From prep work to decluttering to scheduling, there’s a ton of info below, so make sure to bookmark this:

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    Steve Salzer {of Keller Williams City Life Realty} says:

    Consult with a trusted agent and your accountant early in the process. Your need to utilize any equity may determine your next steps, but a thorough analysis in advance is advised.

    Set a timeline. Once a decision to sell is made, Agree on a timeline and plan with your agent, to include all of the details from the earliest pre-listing repairs and preparations to the pricing and marketing, all the way thru to showings, open houses, inspections, and final closing process management.

    Be upfront about your expectations, desires, and preferences. Getting on the same page with your agent and vendors early will help make the best of what can be a challenging process.

    Tatiana Ilnicki {Nest Seekers International} says:

    Be prepared to sell — ASAP. We are very blessed to have such a high demand market for sellers. Jersey City and Hoboken are hot commodities, and if you have the right agent by your side your home should sell quickly. With this, owners must be prepared for the property to sell! They should already be looking for somewhere else to live with their agent. Have a backup plan if for some reason your home goes under contract without knowing where you’re going to go next — like mom or dads. 
    Know that emotions come with the process. Selling your home is very emotional especially if it’s your first home so prepare to feel a lot of different ways throughout the process, trust your realtor we’ve seen it all and can also be therapists if needed.
    Declutter  — and be flexible. While showing your home make sure it is always clean, clothes are put away, and it smells like your favorite candle! Depersonalize your home as much as possible. Buyers want to envision the home as their home, not yours. Your realtor will schedule open houses and coordinate all showings using their systems try to be as flexible as possible with showing schedules, many potential buyers may be coming early morning on weekends or later hours after the workday.

    Lana Walsh Falcicchio {Boutique Realty} says:

    Consult with your realtor on pricing and staging. Let the realtor explain why your home should be priced at a certain number — typically based on the most recent similar sales in your building or neighborhood. Work with them on staging your home and declutter as much as possible.

    Fix broken things and do paint touch ups if necessary. ‘Nuff said.

    Keep calm! Let your realtor handle everything. If they’re good, they will.

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    Taryn Byron {Nest Seekers International} says:

    Pricing is important and so is the agent you select. Just because you have a friend or know someone in the business isn’t enough. Make sure to get a second opinion.

    Professional staging can increase sales price and decrease the number of days on the market. Clear out the clutter from your closets and remove any seasonal items

    Let the sunshine in! Windows and light are huge when it comes to impressing a buyer.

    Edward Verdel {of Verdel Real Estate} Says:

    Don’t get greedy. Do NOT overprice! If you overprice, your property will sit on the market a long time and in the end, you will end up selling for less. The longer a property sits on the market, the less people will be interested in it. In order to avoid this, price at or just below what it should sell for. This will either ensure a quick sale….or better yet a bidding war!
    Consider putting some things away in storage to open up the space, and consider replacing personal family photos with other images. You want a buyer(s) to walk in and feel like THEY are at home, not like they are in YOUR home.

    Alexandra Gregorek {of Special Properties Real Estate Services} says:

    Interview your agent and ask about their marketing plan. Make sure your agent has access to the best marketing tools in the industry to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Pricing is also key. Picking the right price can be one of the most significant factors in how long it takes to sell your home, which is why it is essential to work with a local realtor who knows the market and can be the guide you need for pricing and marketing your home.

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    Stay tuned for the next part of our real estate series — coming soon! Have a Q you want answered by experts? Email hello@hobokengirl.com.


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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.