Whatever the reason is for selling your home, we can help you with prioritizing what needs to be completed with respect to getting your home ready to go on the market. To begin, here are some basic steps to the process for you to get familiar with.
Initial Phase – Preparation
Prepare your home with staging: The right placement of furniture can really help show off your home so that every buyer sees it in its best light. In addition, be sure to take care of any deferred maintenance items. Freshening up paint, professionally cleaning your carpets or the like will give the positive impression you want to all prospective buyers.
Curb Appeal: The exterior of your home is the first thing and last thing everyone will see. Freshly painted front doors, clean entryways and landscaped yards are the sorts of things that everyone will be observing. A great first impression goes a long way as well as the image they will take with them when they leave.
Pricing it Right: Pricing a home is not always that simple. It is based on many things like recently sold comparable properties and of course location and condition. We will assist you with providing data on homes on the market as well as our professional opinion on your particular home’s desirable attributes so that you can arrive at the most appropriate list price. Choosing the right price from the start is important as the majority of the traffic seen on a listing is within the first couple of weeks. It is best to cash in on this large and captive audience.
Second Phase – On the Market
Keep it Clean: Cleaning and staging are not just for the photos that we will take. We typically will plan on both broker and public open houses as well as private showings throughout the time it is on the market. Keeping it in excellent condition will again help showcase it in its best light.
Final Phase – Prepare to Move
Accepting an offer and closing: After you have agreed to an offer and your buyer has performed an inspection then you officially move forward with the contract. This is most often when a deal gets solidified enough where you can then begin moving forward with your own packing and moving plans.
Do you have any additional questions? Let our expertise and resources be of help to you. From movers to contractors we can connect you with other professionals that you may need in this process.
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Let us lend you our years of experience selling real estate. Our experienced agents can provide more information on current market conditions, help you with buying a new home and more. Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more.