4 Tips to help you Prepare to Sell Your Home

Thinking about selling your home?

Use these four tips to help you determine if your home is ready to be listed, at what price, and what your timeline is to start Your Journey.

Up Your Curb Appeal

The outside of your house creates a lasting first impression. You want your potential buyers to walk up to a clean, put together space so they have a blank slate to envision their future home. Remove children’s toys, spruce up your door with a fresh coat of pain, and add plants to create an inviting look that will have buyers ready to see the rest. For more information on adding curb appeal, check out this great article from HGTV.

Get Your Home Inspected

It is important and highly recommended to get your home inspected before you list it. You will be able to fix any problems that are identified that could slow the selling and closing process. There’s also the added benefit of being able to cite these recent upgrades, like a newly repaired roof, to your listing. Giving your potential buyers the peace of mind that their new home is  safe and move-in ready is a bonus that is invaluable.

Research Home Prices in Your Market

What are other homes listed at? Is there a lot of competition in the area? Do you have special needs, like a specific move out date?

These are all questions that you should ask yourself and consider when determining your list price. Along with researching your market, hiring a local appraiser to perform a market-value appraisal is a great way to accurately price your home.

Hire a Local Real Estate Agent

Find a dedicated professional Realtor in your area to help you list, sell, and close on your house. They’ll know what features to highlight to interested buyers and at open houses; directing focus to the amazing qualities of your home can make all the difference in someone falling in love. Along with featuring your home’s unique and beautiful aspects, Realtors know the area and can determine a good fit based on neighborhood feel, school district, and location before a buyer ever sees the property.

 

Ready to sell?  Check out how to list with Leigh Horton Properties.

For tips on preparing your house for showings, head over to our article, “Tips for Preparing Your House to Sell.”