Are you selling your home? First-time home sellers: you’ve probably got a lot of questions about the process. Here’s 4 tips to keep your home sale moving along smoothly.
Tip #1: Enlist The Help Of A Professional
First, you’ll want to ensure that you enlist the help of an experienced real estate agent. Selling a home is a significant financial transaction and the process can be especially daunting the first time. A professional agent with sales experience will be a major asset in having a stress-free sale. They’ll know all the legal and other requirements to selling so you won’t be buried in paperwork. Plus, they’ll have insight into other local sales which can help with listing your home at a competitive price.
Tip #2: Focus On Your ‘Curb Appeal’
As the saying goes: you never get a second chance to make a first impression. With that in mind, you’ll want to ensure that you focus on how your home looks when a potential buyer shows up. If you feel the home could use it, a fresh coat of paint is an inexpensive upgrade that can give your home a new look and feel. Don’t forget your lawn and other landscaping, which should look well-maintained. The last thing a buyer wants to see is a nasty jungle of uncut grass or dying flowers!
Tip #3: Don’t Turn Down A Solid Offer
While you likely shouldn’t jump on the very first offer you get for your home, you also won’t want to pass up on a fair one either. It can be tough attracting a buyer, especially for larger, more expensive, or luxurious houses. If your agent advises you to accept a competitive offer, his or her advice is well worth considering.
Tip #4: Have Your Share Of The Paperwork Ready
Finally, it’s worth having your share of the paperwork ready to go. There’s a lot of documentation required to complete a home sale, and being unprepared is a guaranteed way to make the closing process take longer. Spend the time gathering what you need before you accept an offer and you’ll enjoy a faster sale.
There you have it – 4 tips for first-time home sellers that will help to keep your home sale moving along smoothly! When you’re ready to discuss selling your home, contact our professional real estate team. We’re happy to share our guidance and experience to help you with your sale.