When you decide to sell your home, it requires more work than simply placing a “for sale” sign on your front lawn. The more effort you place into the sale of your home, the better results you will receive. Here are four things you must do when selling your house.
1. Complete Your Honey-Do List
That long honey-do list should be completed by the time you place your home on the market. This not only makes the home more attractive and appealing to potential buyers but it can create a smooth home inspection as well. If your honey-do list contains items such as a complete kitchen renovation, that might not be worth your time, but tasks such as updating kitchen faucets, fix light fixtures, etc., should all be complete.
2. Stage Your Home
You want to instantly impress potential buyers. You want them to walk through your home and envision themselves living there. You can do this by staging your home and creating a welcoming and inviting environment. A few simple ways to properly stage the home include:
● Declutter every room, cupboard, drawer, etc. throughout the house
● Remove many knick-knacks and personal items that are not necessary
● Deep clean every room in the house
● Paint walls neutral colors
● Upgrade fixtures and appliances
● Add additional light to areas if needed
● Remove excess furniture and items that make the room look small
The more effort you place into staging the home, the more impressed potential buyers will be with your home.
3. Make Sure the Right People Know
When you place your home on the market, several individuals should be aware of the sale. If you live in a community with an HOA management in San Diego, it is wise to alert them of the possible sale. You may also want to alert home insurance providers, mortgage lender, etc.
4. Work with a Real Estate Agent
A real estate agent is a trained professional who can help you navigate all the terminology, decisions, and challenges that may occur with selling your home. There are many factors that must be taken into consideration during this process and the best agents will work with you. Additionally, it is wise to ask a real estate agent’s help from the very beginning. Tasks such as pricing the home, properly staging areas of the home, even deciding what home improvement projects to prioritize will be much easier with a real estate agent by your side.
Selling your home doesn’t have to be a hassle. By implementing the above tips and working closely with a real estate agent, you’ll enjoy a smooth and hassle-free selling experience.