At one point or another during the course of your life, you will probably sell a home. Selling a home and moving can be one of the most stressful or pleasant experiences for you. That is why choosing a real estate agent trained to list and sell your beloved home is so important. Your communication skills and comparing of mortgage rates is beneficial so start getting some information on house selling 101. It will help you communicate with your professional real estate agent. The following are steps to follow that will jump start the sale of your home…
Find a GOOD Real Estate Agent
Take the time to interview and get to know the agent’s selling style. Put the word out to your network to have them give you some referrals. Keep looking until you find the great match. It is worth the time investment to find the right agent.
Get a Head Start on Your Belongings
Always remember “less is more” divide your possessions into two groups, one to take to the new home and one to toss out or donate. Just remember packing items away doesn’t mean putting it in the hall closet. Buyers will open every cabinet and drawer, so these spaces should be tidy. Declutter your home before you ever have the first potential buyer walk through your home. To get a head start on moving rent a portable storage unit. Pack the unit with off season items and extra furniture that will cutter your existing home. The storage company will pick up your belongings at your existing home and deliver it to your new home once you are settled into your new home.
Find All Your Relevant Paperwork
Warranties, installation invoices, mortgage records — pull together all the documents you will need to sell your home. Buyers hope for an active, informed seller who is involved with the details of their home. The best practice is to have all the paperwork you need for the seller’s disclosure notice.
Now Is Time to Have a Real Estate Agent Walk-through
After you have decluttered and cleaned and chosen an agent you are ready for the main event the real estate agent walk-through. Your real estate professional will give you feedback on how to stage your home for a potential buyer. You may have to repaint that old maroon accent wall or send more furniture to the storage unit to make the living room look bigger. Take your agent’s feedback to heart.
Get Your Listing Photos Taken
Before you do your listing photos complete the recommended repair tasks if your agent has suggested repairs. If you are planning a few remodel projects, make them a priority before taking the photos. Remember, your agent is plugged into the local market and has insider knowledge that can help your home compete in a crowded market.
Tom Reese has 20+ years experience in helping his clients sell their homes for a price that sells and makes them a profit. Tom has helped his clients buy and sell property in every neighborhood in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.
About Tom Reese
Helping my clients attain their dreams has been the foundation of my success. With my strong attention to customer service, I have earned my clients continued support and referrals. Put my enthusiasm and dedication to work for you!
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