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Things To Do To Prepare Before Selling Your Home.

Selling your home can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. In this blog post, I will offer some suggestions on getting your home (and yourself) ready to embark on the adventure of selling your home in 2023.

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Here is a checklist of tasks you can perform to prepare your home to sell:

  • Inside:
    • Declutter and depersonalize your home.
    • Make any necessary repairs.
    • Stage your home.
    • Get professional photos taken.
    • Set a competitive price.
  • Outside:
    • Clean the exterior of your home.
    • Trim the trees and shrubs.
    • Power wash the driveway and walkways.
    • Add fresh mulch to the flower beds.
  • Curb appeal:
    • Plant flowers and shrubs in the front yard.
    • Add a welcome mat to the front door.
    • Light up the walkway and front porch.
  • Hire a professional 

By working with a qualified Real Estate Listing Agent, you can make the process much easier and more successful.

A good listing agent will have the experience and knowledge to help you get your home ready to sell. They can help you declutter, clean, and repair your home, and they can also help you stage it to make it look its best. In addition, your agent will market your home to the right buyers and negotiate the highest price for you, and help you from listing till closing.

Here are some tips for getting your home ready to sell with a real estate agent:

  • Have your agent show you examples of their other listings. Quality photos and a creative and thorough description will make your home look its best and will help potential buyers visualize themselves living there. Be sure that your agent is one who takes pride in their marketing and presentation!
  • Price your home competitively. It's important to price your home competitively if you want to sell it quickly. If you price it too high, you'll likely scare away potential buyers. If you price it too low, you'll leave money on the table. A good agent will show you how to find the right listing price.
  • Be prepared to negotiate. The buyer is likely to make an offer that is lower than your asking price. Be prepared to negotiate and be willing to compromise on some things. A professional negotiator such a an experienced listing agent will guide you through these crucial negotiation phases of the transaction.
  • Stay positive. Selling your home can be stressful, but it's important to stay positive. A good listing agent, is like a duck... smooth on the surface, and paddling like crazy for you under the surface! So stay positive and have faith in your agent.

By following these tips, you can get your home ready to sell with a real estate agent and make the process much easier and more successful.

Here are some additional tips for working with a real estate agent:

  • Get everything in writing. This includes the listing agreement, the offer, and the closing documents.
  • Be clear about your expectations. Let your agent know what you're looking for in a sale and what your timeline is.
  • Communicate with your agent regularly. This will help ensure that the sale process is moving smoothly.
  • Trust your agent. They are the expert in this field and they are there to help you sell your home for the best possible price.


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