7 Things You Must Do Before Listing Your Home

If you want to put your home on the market soon, there are seven things you must do first.

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Here are the seven things you must do before listing your home:

1. Hire a real estate agent. Over the past couple of years, roughly 91% of all home sales have been conducted by a professional agent. A home sale is a complicated process, and having an agent by your side is the best thing you can do for yourself. 

2. Get a pre-inspection. This will help you eliminate any unwanted surprises for buyers. Any repairs that need to be made can then be negotiated up front, which will make for a smoother transaction. 

3. Declutter and depersonalize. You need to make your home as impersonal as possible so that when buyers walk through it, they’ll be able to imagine themselves living in it. 

4. Paint the front door. In our experience, sellers who’ve repainted their front doors colors like black and charcoal gray have experienced huge returns on their investment.

You absolutely have time to do all of these things and list your home while buyers are out in full force.

5. Spruce up your landscaping. This will amp up your home’s curb appeal and impress buyers before they even step inside the home. 

    6. Get ahold of your utility bills. One of the questions we hear most often from buyers who’re interested in a particular home is, “How much is it going to cost to live here?” Having your utility bills handy and being able to provide this type of information to buyers up front will make the transaction go a lot quicker. 

      7. Deep clean. Your home needs to shine and look like it’s ready to be sold right now. It’s a lot harder to sell a home if buyers are constantly looking at its imperfections.

        In case you’re wondering, you absolutely have time to do all of these things and list your home while buyers are out in full force. If you list with our team, our processes and systems will even give you extra time to list. 

          If you’d like to know more about preparing your home for the market or you have any other real estate questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’d love to help you. 

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