Selling a Home February 15, 2024

3 Keys To Selling Your Home in 2024

You’ve decided it’s time to sell. Selling your home this year comes with a mix of anticipation for the future and a touch of nostalgia for your current home. To help with the transition and boost your confidence that it’s the right decision for you to sell now, here are 3 keys to selling your home in 2024. To ensure a seamless transition and bolster your confidence in this significant decision, it’s crucial to embrace three key practices when preparing to sell.

 1. Strategically Price Your Home

The real estate market in 2023 witnessed changes with rising mortgage rates and a return to normalized home price appreciation. Understanding the current dynamics is important, emphasizing the need to price your home appropriately. Hannah Jones, an Economic Research Analyst at Realtor.com, underscores the importance of aligning your asking price with local market trends:

“Sellers should familiarize themselves with the local market and collaborate closely with a real estate agent to ensure their listing stands out. In a market where buyers are price-sensitive, a well-priced and well-maintained home is key to generating substantial demand.”

Don’t overprice, which can deter potential buyers, or underprice, leaving money on the table. Rely on the expertise of a seasoned real estate agent like me to determine the optimal asking price to position yourself to win in this market.

2. Manage Emotional Attachments

Today’s homeowners are prolonging their stays in their homes, leading to stronger emotional connections to their spaces. The National Association of Realtors reports a notable increase of how long an owner stayed in their home, from an average of 6 years in 1985 to currently 10 years. While sentimentality is natural, it can complicate the selling process. Especially if your home holds sentimental value as the first property you bought or where your family flourished, separating emotions from fair market pricing becomes challenging. Partner with an experienced agent to advocate for you through the negotiation process and pricing strategy.

3. Showcase Your Home Effectively

Your personal taste and decor choices may not resonate with potential buyers. Hence, it’s vital to focus on creating a universally appealing first impression for your home. The goal is to allow prospective buyers to envision themselves in the space, picturing their furniture and cherished items rather than being overshadowed by your personal touches. Jessica Lautz, Deputy Chief Economist and Vice President of Research at NAR, emphasizes the significance of home staging.

“Buyers want to easily envision themselves within a new home, and home staging is a way to showcase the property in its best light.”

In the End

If the prospect of selling your house is on your agenda, consider calling me to be your real estate advocate in NC or SC. I will prove invaluable in navigating the intricacies of the process while making sure to address these 3 keys to selling your home in 2024 for a successful sale.

Get a copy of my home sellers guide to help decide if now is the right time to sell. 


As you get ready to sell your house, there are a few things you should add to your to-do list to make it inviting and boost curb appeal.

As you get ready to sell your house, there are a few things you should add to your to-do list to make it inviting and boost curb appeal.