5 Things To Do Before You Sell Your Home

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Putting your home on the market isn’t as simple as placing a FOR SALE sign in the yard.  There are several steps to take prior to listing your home that will make the transaction smoother and quicker.  Check these out and see if there are some good ideas that you can use to help you get your home ready.

realtor21. Hire A Realtor – It may be tempting to list your home on your home on your own to avoid paying a sales commission, but selling your own home is a full time job.  A Realtor is a professional who represents the best opportunity to earn the maximum amount from your home’s sale.  A Realtor will recommend the best listing price, market your home effectively and show your home to buyers.  A Realtor can also recommend improvements that will help attract more buyers to your home.

 

magnifying glass2. Get Your Home Inspected – You are required to disclose any problems with your property to prospective buyers. Failure to do so will lead to further complications, even if you weren’t aware of the flaws ahead of time.  Hire a professional inspector to identify and document any problems with your property.  Also, make sure your home home has a clean bill of health from termites.

 

tools3. Make Repairs Ahead Of Time – A long list of necessary repairs is a major put-off for most buyers, who may decide to move on rather than deal with the headache of fixing up the home.  Do as many repairs yourself as possible, then hire a contractor to complete the rest.  If you decide not to make major repairs beforehand, hire a reputable professional to provide cost estimates that you can show to any interested buyers to put their minds at east.

 

2014-02-06 17.56.084. Showcase Your Home – Great landscaping may reduce the amount of time a home stays on the market by nearly six weeks.  Clear unnecessary items from your yard, regularly mow your lawn, keep your hedges trimmed and your flower beds weed-free.  And don’t forget the interior of the home: keep your home clutter-free to maximize it’s livable space.

 

 

for sale5. Price It Right – The original asking price of your home has a huge impact on the ultimate sales price.  If you price too high, buyers will look for better values and your home will remain on the market longer.  The longer your home is on the market, the less desirable it becomes to a buyer – even if you eventually lower your asking price – because most buyers will avoid a home that others are avoiding.  Conversely, pricing your home too low may result in a quicker transaction, but will yield you less money in the end.

 

These may seem like daunting steps when you are getting ready to sell your home, but they don’t need to be.  I can help you with every step of this process and guide you to the best professionals to use for the job and how to get the most money possible for your home.  I have been helping sellers in the Naples, Florida area for many years and I know the changes in the market and how to make that work to your advantage.  Call me today for your in home consultation and let’s work together to sell your home and move you on with your adventures.

Remember it is always toasty in Naples and you deserve your piece of Naples sunshine and peace of mind when selling your home.

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