If you are in the market for selling your home, it is extremely important to have the support of experts in your corner as well. Do your research and ask the questions you have been wondering about. Have a look and see who the experts are that have been selling homes in your area. Once you find a real estate agent that you are comfortable with, here are a few guidelines you can follow to get your house ready for the market.
When selling and buying a new home, it is important to know your budget for all scenarios. It is extremely important to you as a seller, to know what the market value is in the area your home is located in. Request a ‘no obligation’ evaluation of your property. You could request this from a couple of different real estate agents to observe the difference. Finally, be sure to study the successful listings in your area. This will help create a positive checklist for you when preparing your home to go up on the market.
Talk to your real estate agent before remodeling a kitchen or a bathroom prior to selling your home. When it is our first time selling a home, we often invest in things that are not worth it for resale value. A real estate agent will help you prioritize the areas in your home that are important to repair before the home goes up on the market. Once the repairs have been made, you will be ready to request a home inspection report from a certified home inspector for your mortgage lender.
Finally, “first impressions” sell a home. How does your property look? Is it inviting as people walk up your front steps? This is very important and the time to de-clutter your yard and home is now. Be sure you are marketing your home at an appropriate time as well. Spring is a popular time to list homes, as most people like to move during the summer months. Lastly, hire a reputable photographer when your home is ready to be staged. The photos you share of your home are what attract people to pick up the phone and schedule a viewing.
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