So you’ve decided to sell your home, but you don’t know where to start. Good news! You’ve already done the hard part. Deciding to sell is the first step on your real estate journey.
Selling your property can be a time-consuming process, but with knowledge and a little preparation, it can be as simple as ABC.
Once you decide to list your home, choosing an agent is the next step. Statistically, homes for sale by owner sell less quickly and for less money, so choosing an agent that knows your area and specific market is crucial.
Make a list and interview potential agents with questions like “what is your marketing strategy”, and “what is your average list-price-to-sales-price ratio?”. You may also want to ask for references of past clients. These agents will be your most powerful resource in selling your home, so feel confident in your choice!
After choosing an agent, the next step is to prepare your house for sale. Work from the outside in, creating curb appeal for your home that will invite potential buyers inside. Consider planting flowers, painting shutters, or power washing the face of your home.
Upon successfully bringing potential buyers inside it’s time to focus on sealing the deal. Depersonalizing your space by removing distracting decor and family photos creates a neutral palette that allows buyers to envision themselves living in the space.
Take the opportunity in the process of decluttering to deep clean the space, and repair or replace any imperfections throughout the house. No detail is too small to be noticed!
Now that your home is staged and your agent is working to market your house to many potential buyers, it’s time to focus on driving the sale. There are many pricing strategies you can implement during this time, and it’s best to get your real estate agent’s opinion.
While home value estimators are great for getting an idea of the value of your home, take advantage of your agent’s knowledge and experience with your local market. Your agent will have your best interests at heart, and help maximize the value of your property.
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