Find the best representative
The experience and knowledge of a dedicated real estate professional can be priceless. A good Realtor® forms a powerful team with his or her clients that makes it possible for them to have a smooth, successful, stress-free sale.
Determine your criteria for the sale and purchase of your new home
Selling your primary residence can be tricky because you have to simultaneously be thinking about where you want to buy. First weigh your priorities – selling price is important, but having a quick and efficient sale can often be worth accepting a slightly lower offer. Talk to your agent to determine if you are comfortable with your priorities.
At the same time, you should be compiling a list of criteria for the home you will purchase. It is important to stay within time frames, so you may have to act fairly quickly when your home sells, so any amount of preparation you can do will serve you well.
Prepare your house for showing
Your home will never get as much attention from potential buyers as when it is first listed, so clearing clutter, cleaning, making repairs, and putting your home’s best foot forward is essential. Do not “open for business” until your home is ready to be seen as favorably as possible.
Research your local market
Being realistic about your market is the key to a smooth sale. There is no substitute for a professional real estate representative when it comes to local market knowledge.
Lots of photos and online exposure are the key to getting a good response for your listing. Now just “open” the house and sit back and wait for the flood of eager buyers!