Thinking of selling your home? Follow this checklist to make the experience easier!
For many, selling a home is an exciting new adventure, but it can also be a tedious and stressful process — that’s why I created this home selling checklist!
If you’re thinking of selling your home, follow this checklist to help streamline the process:
1. Create a personal timeline
The first step is knowing where to start- CALL ME!!!
We can set up a meeting to talk about your goal timeline. For example, your timeline might include prospective dates for completing any small renovations, the date we put it on the market, possession date of your new home, and the goal “date of sale” for your current home.
2. Find the right agent
Working with the right real estate agent (like me) is crucial to your success in selling your home. So, it’s important to do your research. Not all agents specialize in the intricacies of selling homes; it takes knowledge, experience, and marketing that gets results.
Look for an agent who is honest with you and is there to answer any questions you may have. Once you’ve found an experienced and credible real estate agent, be clear in your expectations for them. If an agent understands what you need from them, they will do everything they can to meet and surpass your expectations.
3. Determine your home’s asking price
When selling your home, it’s important to know what it’s worth. There is so much confusion around this as there is the tax assessment value (which is never right), what your neighbour is selling their home for (asking prices are not actual sales prices), and of course what you feel it is worth.
Working with an experienced realtor will help you in determining your home’s asking price to get you the highest price possible. I focus on what properties are selling for as this is the actual market value and helps set reasonable expectations.
Thinking of working with me to sell your home? I’ll assess the current market value of your home for free! Click here to learn more.
4. Get your home ready for sale
When selling your home, it’s important to make sure that it is appealing to potential buyers. You want buyers to be able to envision themselves living in your home.
Some sellers will work with their real estate agent, or a professional home stager, to get their home looking its best. Some simple tips I help my sellers with as we prepare their home for showings are: de-clutter your home of any personal belongings, move or remove furniture/ items, give the property a thorough cleaning, and make sure that minor repairs are completed.
Every home is different. Some may require no or little changes before getting it on the market, and other home either need large transformations or just need to be priced accordingly.
For more tips on getting your home ready for sale, check out my blog post: A Realtors Top 5 Tips For Prepping Your Home For Sale in Edmonton.