Below is a list of the basic steps that are involved in the process of selling your home. Always feel free to use me as a resource for any help or to answer any questions that you may have as you begin.
Step 1: Prepare your home
It is important that you physically prepare your home for sale by decluttering and removing any unnecessary items. Next, be sure to thoroughly clean the home from top to bottom including storage areas and closets as they can appear larger and accommodating when organized. Complete the process by staging your furniture so that it shows off the space best. Try adding flowers to your landscaping or pots by the front steps to make the home as warm and inviting as possible. Keeping your home in this condition throughout the entire process is vital to make a great impression on all buyers.
Step 2: Set the list price of your home
Many factors including market conditions, comparables, interest rates and your home’s location and condition will all set the stage for how much you can ask for price. In some ways home selling is part art, part science, part marketing, and part negotiation. Market comps will be provided, but it is ultimately the seller that will set the asking price.
Step 3: Negotiating an offer
Arguably the most complex part of the sales process comes when you get an offer. Whether you have one offer or multiple to consider, I can assist you with advice for a strategy to achieve your goals.
Step 4: Plan your move
Once you have accepted an offer and contingencies are met, you can begin your next stage in planning your move. Fortunately, a lot of the cleaning, organizing and decluttering has already been done prior to listing the home for sale so now you can begin organizing movers and incidentals as you prepare for your next chapter.