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Selling Tips for Homeowners in Newport News

The standard house features necessary to update when you are selling your home are ever-changing. Technological advances and trends are influencing that must-check list. As a homeowner who wants to sell, you need to research the latest trends and make sure your home is updated accordingly, especially if you seek to sell your home for the highest possible price.

The tips below are a good starting point for sellers who want to sell their home by themselves, also know as FSBO – For Sale By Owner, in Newport News. So, pay attention to these points below and see how you can heed the advice and get a maximum amount for your home.

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Updates, Upgrades, and Repairs

The first and most obvious tip on what to update in your home if you want to sell it in Newport News is paint, carpet and squeaky doors. Of course, significant repairs, when needed, will make even bigger impact on the selling price, but we know these are entirely different animal, as they require a significant amount of time and money to do, such as kitchen, bathroom, HVAC and yard updates. Please note, there is also legal risk in regards to disclosure, where the seller may get in trouble for hiding problems. If you cannot afford big repairs, or lack the time/resources to do it, then Coastal Edge Homebuyers can take a look, take on all the risks for you and buy your house “as is”, for all-cash.


The next tip for homeowners in Newport News is numbers of your asking price for your home, known as “check the comps” (comparable homes).

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You would need to research similar homes to your nearby, check their current condition and compare to yours. This can be a little daunting, because you may need to do more research on how to compare, but if you spend some time on this, it will be worth it. For example, if your home is of similar size, but a neighboring house has kitchen and bathrooms that have been recently renovated (in the last 3 months) will fetch much higher price than your home, even if it’s the same size, but the kitchen is 5 years old. The renovations you’ve done in the last 5-10 years may look good to you, but if you are competing with a home of a similar size that was renovated in the last 1-3 months, they can get 15-25% more on the final sales price compared to your home. Another way you will know if your home is overpriced is, if it’s been posted for sale but you don’t really have anyone coming to look at the property for a month or two. That’s a sure sign that your price is too high.

If you need help with this, a pro at Coastal Edge Homebuyers can help you figure out the right price to ask for if you are selling with an agent, FSBO (For Sale By Owner) or selling directly to a cash buyer such as Coastal Edge Homebuyers.


It’s no secret that the advances in online marketing already have a huge impact on how to present your house for sale in Newport News. Some owners hire professional photographers, others employ drone footage, and some even use the services of a company that can offer 360-view – virtual tour of your house before even anyone considers to do a personal visit. Of course, the last option requires that the house is in great condition (and super clean!) so the pictures will look really good. Another way to increase appeal is staging – redecorating, re-arranging furniture, putting some nice and neutral elements/embellishments, etc. so the potential buyer can see themselves living in this house. Or, you can skip the preparations, the repairs, cleaning, showings and all of that and sell directly to Coastal Edge Homebuyers for a fair cash offer that you can agree on.

Coastal Edge Homebuyers

The options available to homeowners ready to sell have changed significantly over the last 2-5 years, leading us to the last selling tip for homeowners in Newport News. One of the best ways to start the home selling process is to contact the pros at Coastal Edge Homebuyers. You are not the only one who hates showings or even wants to contemplate repairs, time, contractors, agent agreements, etc. Maybe you don’t have the desire or the luxury of time to sell the traditional way. If you start with calling Coastal Edge Homebuyers, you will get a fair cash offer on the spot, quick closing, and we buy “as is” – no cleaning, no repairs needed. Moreover, we can go over all of your options and offer you free advice on comps and current value of your home, so you can review all the options and make a smart decision on which way to go. If you are selling due to a financial issue or a time crunch forcing you to move or downsize, a fair all-cash offer is the fastest and easiest way to go. And that is exactly what we do best! And, one of the great benefits to an all-cash offer is that you will know exactly when you will get your cash, because YOU can determine the closing date. Yes, you heard that right!

Coastal Edge Homebuyers will help you make an informed decision which sales method is the best for your exact situation. In the end, you decide! We want you to feel good about the sale, so Coastal Edge Homebuyers is transparent and fair about our offer, and you won’t have to worry about paying real estate agent commissions or hidden fees at closing. We handle and pay all of them. When you hear a cash offer number, that’s exactly what you will get. To learn more, send us a message or call Coastal Edge Homebuyers at (757) 414-7117.

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