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Get Professional Advice

A trained real estate advisor is one of the best people to ask about the real estate market in your area. Do your due diligence and find an agent that you are comfortable with who is dedicated to working for and with you.

A licensed home inspector is also another professional whose input may help guide your sales decisions and process. They will be able to tell you what repairs you need to make and bring potential safety issues like asbestos, mold, or radon to your attention. A home inspection also lets you set a good price for your home.

Clean Inside and Out

Never underestimate the first impression your home makes. Maintain your front and back lawnst. You should also keep the exterior of the house clean. If possible, make sure chimneys, gutters, and the roof are repaired before selling.

Inside your home, make sure to get rid of the clutter. Repair any holes in your walls and ceilings. ceilings. Clean your floors, including the carpets. If there are plumbing issues, get the leaks fixed. Smelly houses will also scare buyers away, so get rid of lingering unpleasant odors with filters,and potpourri. Generally, you'll want to keep the interior walls a neutral color such as an off-white. Doing this makes a room look cleaner, more spacious, and appeals to buyers.

A Little Staging Goes a Long Way

Real estate agents don’t always know a lot about design. That's when you can get assistance from a professional home stager. They get rid of the clutter, rearrange the furniture, and can even help you improve the curbside appeal of your home. It can be difficult to get a home ready to sell. A preofessional home stager can help you create the perfect first impression for your home.

Price Reasonably and Market Well

Your agent should perform a Current Market Analysis (CMA) so that you may review the homes that have been sold in your neighborhood that are similar to yours. Think about the location of your home, any special features it has (central heating or a pool), schools in your area and the economic situation of where you live. These are additional factors that will help determine your final sales price.

The longer your home sits on the market the less likely it is to sell. Spring and Fall are some of the best times to list your home for sale. You need to market your home. Create a thorough description of your home that is short and to the point. Use photos to showcase your home so people can see it for themselves. The longer your home sits on the market the more your expenses add up. Put together a solid marketing task list to get it sold as quickly as possible.

Get Out The Way

If an agent is scheduled to show your home to a potential buyer or if they are doing an open house for you, make sure you are not around. By sticking around you will scare off potential buyers. With you out of the way a buyer can comfortably evaluate your home and come to a proper decision for themselves. In the event that the buyer is not happy with what they see, this also prevents you from hearing how they feel.

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