The Best Resources for Selling a House
When you are selling a house, you need to be sure you have the proper resources. Your number one resource is a professional, full-time, experienced real estate agent. They will handle most things in the transaction with limited involvement from you from marketing to hiccups between offer and closing. This is what you are paying them to do!
Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your Realtor (R) and some resources you can review on your own, including this 7 Step Selling Guide.
If you are not getting a weekly Market Watch email, contact your agent.
Watching the market is key to ensuring you are getting the maximum sale price for your home.
Your agent should have a strong marketing plan. Most home buyers start their search online so their online marketing plan should be strong. Request Sarah's Plan.
Real Estate Vocabulary- learn the lingo!
Preview the language real estate and mortgage professionals use so that your next conversation or email doesn't fly right over your head. And remember, if your agent or lender says something you don't understand, ask for clarification. The old cliche applies, there are no stupid questions!
Your home should put it's best foot forward! Staging will help the buyer visualize themselves there. Once you hire an agent, they should be able to give you staging advice or hire a stage to help get your home ready.
Let's face it, we can't smell ourselves like others can and we certainly don't notice those dirty socks in the corner as quickly as a buyer will. Get some solid advice on making your home feel (and smell) clean!
Oh, you thought this was just about putting a sign in your yard? Not if you want the best price for your home! A home inspector is paid to pick your house apart. Talk to your agent about what repairs are most important.
If you're selling a house, you're moving. Why not get professional advice!
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