Ready to move on from your old home? Before you put your home up for sale, there are a few things you need to keep in mind, so your home selling process will go smoothly. Use this checklist to get started:
Analyze each area in your home from the perspective of a buyer; this will give you an idea of what to improve or fix to raise your home’s market value. When you plan, be sure to ask for advice from real estate professionals – they know the market, they can walk you through the process.
Know how much your property is worth – get residential property valuation services. This will help you determine how to price your offer against the current market.
Prep your home; make sure it’s cleaned thoroughly and ready for viewing. Get rid of the clutter and rearrange some of your furnishings to maximize space. Remember, you want to impress buyers, and you won’t be able to do that if your home is anything but presentable.
Give your home a makeover. Paint its exteriors, repair some of the missing tiles on the roof, fix the cracks in the driveway. Improving its curb appeal is a great way of raising your home’s value. Among the areas you’d want to focus on are the bathroom and kitchens – buyers usually look into these first when they’re assessing a property.
The best way to catch the attention of potential buyers is by showing off the best features of your home. Stage your front porch or patio area with fine furniture and lush potted plants to make the space look cozy. Clean the front and backyard to make your home look pristine.
- Open House.
Prepare for an open house. Invite local real estate agents for an open house to let them know that you’re putting your home on the market. Invite friends who might be interested in purchasing your property, or put up ads in your local newspaper and online listings.
Start planning your move. Once the sale is final, you need to start packing and hiring moving companies to help you relocate and give way to the new owner of your home.
Don’t be too stressed out with your home selling. Know when to ask for help – from the property valuation and pre-handover inspection, to the property viewing and contract signing. This way, you can hand those keys over to the new owner with no worries.