I Need To Sell My Home Before 2022. Where Do I Start?
With only a few months left in the year, there is no better time than now to meet a few of your 2021 goals before 2022 begins.
If one of them includes selling your home, then you’ve come to the right place. Selling your home in a brief time can seem overwhelming, especially when you're juggling many other responsibilities in your life. After all, it involves clearing out and staging your home, gathering necessary paperwork, and getting your home ready to show for potential buyers.
Hiring professional help will assure you that every aspect of selling your home is handled with care.
Keep reading to learn the critical steps to getting your home ready for sale!
1. Decluttering and Staging
The first (and biggest) step to preparing your home for sale is to declutter and stage your house. This can be time-consuming, so make sure you have plenty of hands to help!
Begin decluttering one room at a time, starting with the room you use the least and working your way up to the room you use the most. Do the same in the garden or yard. During this process, you may notice some fencing that needs repairs, or part of an exterior that needs re-painting, so make sure you note these and get working on them as soon as possible, hiring professionals ahead of time if necessary.
The house may need a professional cleaning service, and your real estate agent will guide you on this, but leave this as the last thing you do before you put your home up for sale.
By the end of the cleaning and decluttering stage, your house should not just look show-ready, it should smell like it too. Fresh flowers and plants can certainly help if this is an issue. But even if it isn't, flowers will definitely add some liveliness and freshness to your property, which will go a long way towards a successful sale!
Staging your home may include tidying up the garden bed in the front yard, adding decor to the interior, and/or rearranging furniture. A well-staged home can raise the sale price by 5-10 percent, so take your time to do it properly. At Saye Triangle Realty, we set up an appointment with a professional stager as a part of preparing your home for the market.
2. Pricing the Home to Sell
So now that you've prepared your home to go on the market, it's time to set a price for your home. This is where our team's expertise comes in. We have the experience, knowledge, and tools to help sell your home for the best potential profit.
We will also:
- Market your home - this is an absolutely necessary part of achieving a profitable sale. Without proper marketing, your home will not get the right type of attention from the right buyers. Our marketing is some of the most innovative in the industry
- Navigate the paperwork - ah, paperwork, the least exciting part of the entire process! Luckily, we take care of this as well as all negotiations and get it done 10 times faster than if you were to attempt it all alone.
- Sell your home for the best price in the shortest amount of time - let's be honest, selling your home can be an emotional event. You are more prone to making mistakes based on fear of loss and other negative emotions. During the valuation process, we will help you find the best potential value for your property as well as help you feel optimistic and calm along the way.
3. Keeping Your Home Show-Ready
Preparing your home so that it is show-ready is one big milestone in selling your home, but keeping it that way is also equally important. Ensure that the weeks and days leading up to putting your home on the market that you treat it as if it's already someone else's. Maintenance and regular check-ups of different rooms and areas of your house should be one of your top priorities before putting it up for sale.
4. Hiring a Real Estate Agent
The benefits of hiring a real estate agent are limitless. Hiring Saye Triangle Realty will take an enormous weight off of your shoulders and allow you to sleep peacefully at night, knowing that expert opinion and advice is going into listing your home. RWe are professionals and also leaders in our hyper-local market. Our goal is to take as much stress as possible out of the process for you. If you are interested in having a conversation with us, please don't hesitate to reach out--see below!
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Putting your home up for sale is one of the biggest life transitions. With a real estate agent, you'll have peace of mind knowing that an expert is at work getting your home on the market and sold for the best value in the shortest amount of time.