Selling a home is an exciting and emotional time. It’s also a busy time. Selling a home is a lot of work, not just for our agents, but for sellers as well. If you’re planning to sell your home this year, it’s time to start preparing for it now.
Consider a new perspective
Sellers are more often than not emotionally attached to their homes. It’s time to work through the emotions and look at your house as an investment. You probably considered it an investment when you purchased it in the first place, and now you need to think about how potential buyers will see their investment. Detaching yourself emotionally from the property will help you see what needs to be updated or improved before placing your house on the market and will also help you price your home properly.
Selling your home means doing a lot of preparation before you even list it. Right now is the best time to get started on home repairs. Fix up those things you’ve lived with for so long and don’t even notice anymore, because potential buyers will notice. Start cleaning out the clutter. Clearing clutter can be difficult and emotional, the sooner you get starter, the better ready you’ll be to stage for selling. It’s also never too early to start on the deep cleaning.
Shop for an agent
Finding the right agent could mean the difference between a successful real estate transaction and a nightmare. Real estate agents are working for you, and it’s important that you hire the right person for the job. Start asking your trusted friends and family for recommendations, set up interviews, and don’t be afraid to talk to multiple agents. Check agent references and take a look at other properties they’ve listed or sold. Take the time to do your homework and find the right agent for your needs.
Make it mobile friendly
If you’re like most shoppers, you probably use your mobile devices to check things out online, on the go, before actually making a purchase. Shoppers do this with small purchases, and they do it with large ones too, like a new home. To get the most traffic to your home, make it easy to find on mobile devices. That might mean making sure your agent has the most up-to-date marketing tools. We’re thinking mobile this year, you can check out our new app!
If you’re thinking about selling but have questions about the best place to start, contact us for more information!