When listing your house for sale, there are certain steps you need to take. Most of these steps aid the process and assist you through-out the whole ordeal. Having a plan and a set of directives to follow definitely increase your chances of getting that solid offer from a buyer.
So here are some pre-listing prep you can do yourself.
Research the market
It is important when you are planning on listing your house on sale that you do a little digging into its potential value. Compare and contrast your standardized estimate with similar listings in the neighborhood. Even if you’ll hire a realtor down the line, it’s still a good place to start.
Tidy up and declutter your house
In the real estate universe, one cannot stress too much the importance of first impressions. It is important when you are planning on getting a willing buyer that you take the time to clear any unwanted debris, impurity, or out of whack furniture. Getting a home to that level of cleanliness may involve you using a professional cleaning service.
After cleaning, take the time to go through every visible item or object and remove any unnecessary overtures that may skew the perspective of the spaces. Get rid of clutter either by selling, recycling, or storing excess furniture. It would be best if you did this before you can properly examine and consider your house for listing.
Find a listing agent
It is highly recommended, especially if you are new to the scene that you hire a professional real estate agent or agency to list your home. Talk to your friends and ask around; You’ll find someone capable and experienced to take a huge chunk of the load off your shoulders. You can also find realtors online on certain sites.
When interviewing a realtor to assist you in listing your house on-sale, you need to confirm if they have experience in the locality where your house is. He/she must be able to lay down how they intend to sell your house.
Make final repairs and Stage your home
After hiring or enlisting a realtor, you should examine the property together and flag the necessary repairs. These final repairs would help take your house the extra mile on the market.
Also, try to beautify your house and make it welcoming from its exterior to its interior. Staging the appearance of a listed house is a proven spice that really helps them on the market, Especially the curb appeal, which, when done correctly, can charm potential buyers right up till they close the deal. A fresh coat of paint can do no harm as well!
Hire a professional photographer
We live in a world that is very heavily dependent on visual media. Nowadays, a lot of potential buyers search for homes online. You must include very high quality and professionally taken images of your house in your online listing. Without these, sadly, you stand the risk of being overlooked by serious potential buyers.
So, before officially listing your house on sale, try as much as possible to hire a professional photographer to take attractive pictures of it.
Listing your home seems easy enough, and it can be done with a few mouse clicks. However, successful sales require a little more research and a bit of effort. Taking the above steps should have you on the right track to making that killer sale. Good Luck!