The Home Selling Guide
Whether it’s your first time selling your home or you’ve sold a home before, the home-selling process can be complicated. Visit this page and come back often for helpful tips on what to do when you sell your house, including pointers to get started and guides to choose the best selling strategies.
The task may feel daunting for first-time sellers, but with a savvy approach and the right real estate professional to help, there can be a 'SOLD' sign on your front lawn before you know it.
1. Timing your sell
The real estate saying it’s all about “location, location, location,” but timing also plays a big role in selling your home fast and for the most money. You want to time your listing so you can sell your home quickly.
2. Preparing to sell - Repair home wear and tear
Before trying to sell your home, make it a home people will want to buy.
Selling your home isn’t as easy as putting up a for-sale sign and waiting for the offers to roll in. In fact, a lot of prep work goes into getting a house on the market.
Unless your prospective buyers are looking for a “fixer-upper” (which translates to a lower selling price), you’ll want to assess the wear and tear on your property and address flaws that can lower your home’s appeal and sales value. Take a good look around to determine where your current home needs improvement. Some fixes are mainly cosmetic and you may be able to them handle on your own; fresh paint, sprucing up the lawn, updating lighting, replacing doorknobs and the like. Other problems are more significant and may require item replacement and/or hiring home maintenance professionals. Issues concerning heating, plumbing, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC system), mold, water damage, wood rot, the water heater, gutters, foundation, or roof can all be deal-breakers if left unaddressed. Once you’ve taken stock of it all, tackle what matters most. Be smart. This initial investment of time and money can help generate a faster sale at a higher price.