Resources for Sellers
Get Started on the Right Foot!
- Why Hire an Agent?
Studies show that sellers who use a real estate agent generally receive a better price and stronger transaction than those who choose to sell the home themselves. As your broker it is my responsibility to stay current on the latest market trends and fluctuations so there are no surprises during the selling process. You will have the latest information at critical junctures in the process. Let me put my experience to work for you to ensure you get the best price and best buyer for your home!
- Before Your Home is Listed
Prior to listing your home, you’ll want to ensure that everything is in good showing condition before buyers start to tour the home. Here are some important things to consider:
- Start Packing
Now is the time to put things in storage, clean out the basement and garage and start preparing to show your home. Remove any family photos or personal items. Remember, you want buyers to see themselves in your home!
- Spot Paint
Touch up both interior and exterior paint.
- Update Carpet
Clean or replace carpet in areas with heavy wear.
- Extra Cleaning
Keep the interior and exterior clean and odor free.
- Curb Appeal
Trim any overgrown bushes, mow the lawn and keep it free of leaves or snow. Make sure the front of the home is clean and appealing. You want to make a strong first impression!
- Start Packing
- Find Potential Problems Early
Once you’ve completed these steps you may want to hire someone to perform a pre-listing inspection. This is your chance to find and address any issues before it’s time to sell. Buyers will often be hiring professional inspectors too; although in this current market many buyers will accept your inspection to avoid contingencies that they could perceive as weakening their offer.
- Professional Staging
Consider hiring a professional stager to help buyers visualize how they can use the space. A staged home is more welcoming and inviting to a buyer than a stark, empty home.
- During the Listing Period
You’ll need to plan to have something to do during the times potential buyers visit your home. In our current Covid market, many sellers choose to stay elsewhere for the first week or two. This not only ensures the health safety of both buyers and sellers but makes it an easier process to bring the maximum amount of buyers through the home as easily as possible.