Rebecca Richards •
Rebecca Richards

Q&A: What should I do BEFORE I sell my home?

This homeowner made a small investment in refinishing floors to impress prospective buyers

This homeowner made a small investment in refinishing floors to impress prospective buyers

If you are ready to sell your home or even just considering a sale, your first call should be to a Realtor. Your Realtor will have all the necessary tools and knowledge to determine if it is the ideal time to sell. Sometimes, you have to sell no matter what the market dictates.

It is always important to get the most out of any investment. Your home is likely your largest investment. There are many steps you can take to insure your home fetches top dollar and a Realtor can walk you through the steps.

If you are getting ready to sell your home, it is the perfect time to declutter and tidy up. You will be moving after you sell, so why not make that move easier by purging all those extras now? You home will show better and your next move will be easier.

Don’t forget the outside of your home as you tidy up the inside. Good first impressions are key to selling your house quickly. Make sure your landscaping is trimmed, grass is mowed and yard is clear of debris. Keep the sidewalk swept and entry ways neat.

Once you have your home looking its best it is a great idea to have it inspected by a licensed home inspector. It is very likely that any buyer who makes an offer on your home will have that offer contingent on a home inspection. You can avoid a major set back by discovering any hidden problems early and making repairs beforehand. When their own home inspector gives your home a stellar report, it will boost the buyer’s confidence to insure a closed deal and may cut down on unnecessary delays while you negotiate and perform repairs.

Staging a home correctly is also another way to secure a faster sale at a top sales price. A clean and neat home goes a long way, but sometimes just utilizing a few staging techniques will produce that offer you desire. A Realtor can help in this area as well.

Don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your home.  I can perform a competitive market analysis (CMA) to determine the best price in the current market.