Selling a home is an emotional process for many sellers, especially first-time sellers and those who have lived in their homes for a long time. People sell for many reasons; whatever yours is, here’s how to handle it.
The first time you sell a home, you may be anxious about the process. After all you don’t know what to expect. However, with the market always changing, even experienced sellers may encounter uncertainty. To help make the process worry free, follow these tips and be sure to ask any questions as they arise.
- Prepare your home. Make any necessary repairs and get your home move-in ready. If possible, hire a home inspector so you know what to fix. Put yourself in the buyer’s shoes and look at your home through the eyes of the buyer.
- Clear the clutter. It’s an opportunity to sell, donate or throw away anything you can live without.
- Update the interior. Depending on the age, you may not have to undertake expensive renovations, instead update your appliances and never underestimate the revitalizing power of a coat on paint professionally done.
- Prepare your mind. Try to remove the sentimental or emotional value you have in your home and see it as it is, a place to live.
- Make your home available to show during the day. Improving the accessibility of your home to buyers and their agents may help you sell it faster.
- Get Pre-approved for a mortgage on your next home.
- Price it right. Setting the right price will speed up the selling process whilst getting the most money. Pricing too high almost always backfires, it suggests to buyers that you’re testing the market and are not serious about selling. I can help determine the best-selling price in today’s market, contact me.