If you are thinking about putting your home up for sale, now is a fantastic time of year! However, there are some key things you should do before you list your house in order to maximize your return.
Develop a Serious Seller Mindset
Moving can be a very emotional time. Detaching yourself emotionally from the property is helpful when you are looking to sell. Start by de-cluttering and making your home feel more like a house than a memory bank. Try to view your house as a business transaction and an investment that has earned you some money, this will help move the process along.
Show Off the House
First impressions are the only ones that matter. Having a home that is well-presented, smells good, depersonalized, and de-cluttered will help buyers visualize themselves living there. Turn on all the lights, and open the blinds. Showing the brightness of the house a will make the space feel more open. Keeping your home in showroom-ready mode throughout your selling process is a must. A buyer could be coming at any time and consistency, and cleanliness are key. Kitchens are the heart of the home, so if you are looking to spend money upgrading, the kitchen is the usually the best bet.
Hire an Agent
This is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the selling process. Find an agent who can understand what you are looking for and has your best interest in mind. Meet with a few different agents to get a feeling for who can serve you best. Here a few key things to consider:
1) How many sales has this agent had in the immediate area? An agent who knows the local vicinity well is better positioned to negotiate.
2) Find out their marketing budget for your home. Agents (obviously) should do more than just put your house on MLS and hope for the best. You can ask about; brochures, signage, open house options, photographs, video tours, newspaper ads, and web ads. It is a good idea to know what marketing to expect.
3) Make sure the agent is willing to work with you to get the best price. An agent versed in your neighbourhood should present you with market comparables, get a valuation on your home and help you determine a priced based on these factors.
4) One of the most important aspects of finding a good agent is; how well do you get along? Working closely with someone on a big financial transaction (the biggest one of your life) is so much more enjoyable if you genuinely like your agent as a person. Finding an agent who is personal, yet will fight for you if need be is very beneficial for everyone.
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