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The Home Selling Checklist

  • Consider the current economic climate. If you want to get a nice profit from selling your home, make sure the timing is rate. Read up on market updates and current events. For more expert opinion, touch base with your real estate agent.
  • Make sure the price is right. When setting the price for your home, it’s important to remember that homes devalue or appreciate over time. What you paid for the property isn’t necessarily what it’s still worth today. There are several things you can do to make sure you set a reasonable price: ask your agent for a comparative market analysis, get your home appraised by a professional, and more.
  • >Be strategic with your marketing plan. These days, a simple “for sale” sign on the lawn and a couple of pamphlets aren’t sufficient marketing material. Take your listing to the Internet by posting about it on real estate websites and even social media sites. Remember: most buyers begin their search online nowadays.
  • Repair or update home features. You don’t want to be sold a poorly maintained home. As a responsible home seller, make sure to fix broken items and replace anything that needs replacing. These can range from simple projects to extensive repairs, but trust us, addressing these issues can save you (and your buyer) a lot of money in the future.
  • Stage it for sale. Whether you plan to DIY or hire a professional, home staging is dressing up your property for potential buyers. Keep the spaces gender neutral, and get rid of personal effects. Let your prospective buyers imagine the space as their own.

Are you ready to buy or sell your home? Catherine Hanson Real Estate, Inc. is ready to help you fulfill your real estate goals. Talk to us at 352-383-3772.