Preparing Your Home to List

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Hello, Everyone!

For this blog, I want to discuss preparing your home for sale.

There is a lot that is involved with selling your home. To get it sold, it is important to first choose the right time to list your home and have it appraised. You will want to list at a time when there is a higher concentration of buyers looking for a new home. This is generally during the spring and summer months but can vary from state to state. The goal is to get the best closing price for your home and not have it sit on the market for too long; especially since you probably want to purchase a new home yourself! If you list your home at the wrong time or do not prepare it well, it can sit on the market for a while which means you may have to lower the price a few times before you get offers that stick. This not only delays your home search, but you may end up getting less than the home is worth. It is important to list it correctly from the start.

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Once you choose the best time to list your home, then it’s time prepare it for showings! The number one thing you want to keep in mind when preparing your home for sale is the home will no longer be yours, it will belong to someone else. The things that make it home to you won’t necessarily be the same things that would make someone else feel at home. It helps to look at it with a fresh set of eyes and a new perspective. This is the perfect time to choose a local listing agent with experience listing homes and working with buyers that can give you a professional opinion on what you should do to your home to get it sold quickly and at the right price. They will be able to give you the appropriate insight you need to sell your home quickly and can refer you to a highly rated staging company if need be. Take a look at this article on Forbes on ways to prepare your home for sale: 21 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Selling

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If you have any questions about selling your home or preparing it for sale, please contact me. It would be my pleasure to assist you and answer any questions you have. As a listing specialist, I have extensive knowledge and experience that will aid you in the process. Also, check out my Free Seller Resources on my website. Thank you!

Comments (2)

William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Clean and uncluttered is the key in my area.  Light staging but still looks like a home and not a show case.

May 11, 2015 01:50 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mike Seder - timing is the key for real estate - always....

May 11, 2015 02:24 PM