Whatever the reason is for selling your home, let us assist you with prioritizing what needs to be done with respect to getting your home ready for sale. To begin, here are some basic steps to the process for you to get familiar with.
Initial Phase – Preparation
Prepare your home with staging: The right staging of furniture can really help showcase your home so that every buyer sees its true potential. This may not be the way you live in it everyday, but it can be very helpful for buyers. Also, be sure to take care of any deferred maintenance items like freshening up paint, cleaning carpets or any other of the like will also give the impression you want to all prospective buyers.
Curb Appeal: The front of your home is the first thing and the last thing that all who visit your home will see. Freshly painted front doors, clean lobbies or foyers and nicely landscaped yards are the kinds of things that everyone will be seeing so be sure to tend to each.
Pricing it Right: Pricing a home is not always easy as it is based on several things like active comps, sold comps and of course location and condition. We will assist you with data on homes on the market as well as our professional opinion on your particular home’s desirable attributes so that you can arrive at the most appropriate price to go to the market with. Arriving at the right price initially is important as the majority of the traffic seen on a listing is within the first few weeks. It is best to present the best price to this large and captive audience when you have the chance.
Second Phase – Going on the Market
Cleanliness: Cleaning and staging are not just for the photo shoot. We typically will plan on having broker and public open houses as well as showings throughout the time it is on the market. Maintaining a pristine condition will again help showcase it in its best light.
Final Phase – Prepare to Close and Move
Accepting an offer and closing: After you have accepted an offer and your buyer has had a satisfactory inspection then you enter contract. This typically is when a deal gets solid enough that you can then begin moving forward with your packing and planning for your own move. Leave the home completely empty of belongings and in clean condition for when the buyer conducts their walk-through just before your closing day.
Do you have additional questions about the selling process? Allow our expertise and resources be of assistance to you. From contractors to movers we can connect you with other professionals that you may need in this process and help you get best prepared for a smooth and successful transaction.
Our Track Record of Success
We have a proven track record of getting the highest possible price when listing our clients’ properties for sale. Take a look at our portfolio of recently sold properties.