If you are thinking of selling your home, chances are you’re caught between emotions: reluctant to leave memories behind and looking ahead to a new adventure. Before you do anything else it’s a good idea to sit down and clarify your motivations for selling and draw up a basic time frame for your move. This will help you save time and have a better selling experience.
Why are you selling your house – do you need more space, less maintenance, different location, less expense, something else? If you are clear about your motivation for selling, it will be easier to work with an agent on the best plan to reach your goal.
Market Value and Pricing
Do you know what your home is worth in today’s market? Your agent can provide this information for you, based on your home’s attributes and current sales data from the marketplace. Pricing is a key part of the selling equation, and pricing your home properly will help you reach your goals.
If you are able, there will probably be a short list of maintenance and “staging” items to tackle before you put your home on the market. Your agent can help you identify a list of items to consider undertaking to put your best foot forward and optimize your financial and timeframe goals.
What to Expect
Once you’ve listed your house, what happens next? Your agent will answer your questions about how they will market your house (to other agents and prospective buyers), how your home compares to the “competition,” what to expect when buyers come to look at your house, and what happens when you receive an offer.
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