Resources for Sellers
Get Started on the Right Foot!
- Why Hire an Agent?
The sale of your home is one of the biggest financial transactions of your life and you want it to go smoothly. Studies show that sellers who use a real estate agent generally get a better price than those who choose to sell the home themselves. I will help you set up the optimal price for your property by preparing a comparative market analysis (CMA) to determine the value of your home. I’ll handle the real estate forms and explain what each part of the form does for you. It’s all about transparency! I know how to promote your listing to reach a wider audience and find you the best buyer. It’s my job to stay up to date on the latest market trends and fluctuations. Utilizing an agent means no surprises during the selling process. Let me put my experience to work for you to ensure you get the best price for your home!
- Before Your Home is Listed
Prior to listing your home, you’ll want to ensure 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. Buyers love storage so think about organizing your closets and making sure these areas aren’t overfilled with stuff. Remove any family photos or personal items and replace with generic, tasteful artwork. Remember, you want buyers to see themselves in your home!
- Spot Paint
Touch up both interior and exterior paint. A fresh coat of paint and a quick de-cluttering of a home can do wonders for a buyer’s imagination.
- Hide the Pet Evidence
Keep pet beds, dishes and toys tucked away when homebuyers are near and ask a friend or family member if your pets can stay over at their house whenever you show the home. Most importantly, make sure to eliminate pet orders by deep cleaning any carpets and emptying the litterbox before showings
- Highlight Standout Features
We can evaluate what features makes your home stand out from the rest and market these to buyers. Maybe it’s your home’s energy upgrades, mountain views or maintenance free landscaping. We will get creative and let buyers know why your house is the right fit for them! Contact me for your FREE home valuation today!
- 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!
- Find Potential Problems Early
Once you’ve completed these steps you may want to hire someone to perform a pre-listing inspection. Buyers will be hiring professional inspectors too; this is your chance to find and address problems before it’s time to sell.
- Start Packing
- Professional Staging
Consider hiring a professional stager to help give buyers the appeal they’re looking for.
- During the Listing Period
All showing appointment times will require your approval and all buyers will be accompanied by a licensed agent. You’ll need to plan to have something to do during the time potential buyers visit your home. It is very awkward to have the seller present during showings and we want the buyers to feel comfortable looking around and be able to imagine themselves in your home.