Making the decision to sell your home is exciting! New adventures, new memories and new beginnings await! The good news for sellers is that demand for new inventory is incredibly high right now, resulting in less days on the market and offers that typically exceed the listing price. However, the process of selling your home can be overwhelming and stressful. Follow the tips below to help keep the selling process as stress-free as possible.
Find A Rock Star Agent
Finding a Real Estate Agent is arguably one of the best ways to reduce the amount of stress that comes with selling your home. A good portion of stressors you will face are things a qualified agent can guide you through. From deciding on a list price to marketing your home, reviewing and negotiating offers to being by your side at the closing table, your agent can assist every step along the way.
Declutter, Deep Clean and Depersonalize
It is important to make sure your house looks its best before going on the market so you don’t have to worry about getting it ready for spontaneous showings. If you are still living in the home while it is on the market, it is important to remove as many items from the rooms as possible so your home appears spacious and organized. If you are not living in your home, consider having it professionally staged to showcase its potential and how the space could be utilized.
By deep cleaning your home prior to listing it on the market, you won’t have to panic about making sure your house is ready for last minute showings. All you will have to do is tidy up and walk out the door. In addition, depersonalizing your home will make your home more appealing to buyers. They won’t be distracted by your lifestyle or your family photos scattered through the house. Rather, they will be able to visualize themselves living there and take note of the amount of natural light that comes in during the day or how spacious the living room is.
Have A Game Plan
Before your house is active on the market, discuss with your realtor when showings and open houses work best for you. It is difficult to keep your home in perfect shape 24/7, so coming up with a set plan will allow you to always be prepared and for your home to be as appealing to buyers as possible. It might also help if you tell your agent you need a two hour notice prior to a showing so you are not last-minute scrambling around to prepare your home to be seen.