Three Ways to Prepare for a Successful Home Sale

Today we're going to be discussing phase one of the home selling process, which is the preparation phase. It's important to get started off on the right foot, and to do so you need to ask yourself: what will it take to get your property to sell?

You probably want to sell quickly and for top dollar, so here are some things you can do to move closer to that goal.

Market knowledge: You need to have a solid understanding of what's going on in your market, and this is especially important when you price your home. You need to look at pending sales, expired sales, and what other competition you have on the market. You don't want to price your home too high nor too low, so this process is very crucial.

Condition of the home: Buyers want turnkey homes. They don't want properties that need work done on them when they move in. They expect you to be proactive and take care of issues so they don't have to. Getting a home inspection may not be a bad idea if you're worried about the condition of your home.

Showability: How does your home look when people walk through it? If you were a stranger, how welcoming would your home be? This involves everything from curb appeal to the way that you have pictures hung on your walls. If you can stage your home appropriately, you can rake in some extra cash at closing. Ask about the professional staging services that we offer!

Once you have completed this phase of the selling process, you'll be ready to move on to the marketing phase. Stay tuned because that will be our next topic!