Five Important Steps in Selling Your Home
- Take a Fresh Look at the Condition of Your Home
When it comes time to sell, you need to start looking at your home through the eyes of a potential buyer. That means taking a fresh look at your home and objectively accessing its condition. First impressions matter. Ask yourself – is the yard well-groomed and appealing? Does the house need a new coat of paint? Are all the rooms free of clutter? Does the carpet need cleaning or even replacing? Knowing what improvements to make to your home early in the process will help make your home sale as smooth as possible, and Loretta Moehle, REALTOR® has the knowledge and expertise to help you assess what improvements are necessary before you list your home.
- Prepare Your Home to Sell
After working with Loretta to access the condition of your home, you will likely have “to do” list of items that need to be taken care of before you put your home on the market. Start speaking to painters, home repair contractors, landscapers, and stagers. Get bids for larger projects that need to be tackled right away. Loretta Moehle, REALTOR® can help you determine what needs to be repaired or upgraded by a professional and what smaller repairs and general clean up you can do yourself.
- Determine Your Home’s Market Value
Most homeowners have a fairly good idea of their home’s value. They get fliers in the mail, look online at nearby homes for sale, and may even go to open houses.
But when it comes time to think about selling, you need an expert assessment of your home’s “market” value. Market value is what a buyer is willing to pay on the open market.
Having a real estate agent look at your home and provide a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) is the first step in getting a practical idea of your home’s value. Loretta Moehle, REALTOR® would be happy to meet with you to provide an accurate assessment of your home’s current value.
- Develop a Marketing Plan
You need to have an agent working for you who understands the market and knows how to reach the most qualified buyers. Loretta Moehle, REALTOR® is the most qualified person to develop and execute a successful plan to market and sell your home. Loretta will advertise your home both online and off-line, with strategies like online listing syndication, exposure on social media, and open houses just to name a few.
- Negotiate the Best Deal
Negotiating the best price for your home is important since this is most likely the largest asset you own. Have a candid conversation with Loretta before offers start coming in. Discuss your financial needs; cash needed at closing; furniture, appliances, or other property that you may be willing to include in the sale, and timeline considerations. Having an experience real estate professional negotiate with potential buyers is crucial to ensuring you get the highest price possible for your home in the shortest amount of time.