If youâ€™ve made the decision to sell your home, youâ€™re about to embark on a rollercoaster journey of hard work and lots of highs and lows â€“ but not to fear. You can set yourself up for success with just some research, pre-planning and the tips weâ€™re here to provide.
We know this can be a stressful time. Wondering if youâ€™ll be able to sell the house youâ€™ve enjoyed for so many years and if there will be any buyers who see the same potential in it. Refreshing the paint throughout the rooms and cleaning up clutter is only the tip of the iceberg in the pre-sale preparation process if you want to draw potential buyers in.
Here are 3 things you must do before you put up the for sale sign.
1.Â Â Â Â Â Get a Pre-sale Inspection
Also known as â€œpre-listingâ€ home inspection. This is one of the most important steps to take when starting the home selling process. Not only will it reveal any potential large issues to fix before showing the home to prospective buyers but it also is an added bonus you can provide to buyers as they come to check out the property. Proof that your home is in good standing and built to last can only help move sales along faster.
2.Â Â Â Â Â Understand Your Local Market
While itâ€™s true that the real estate market can be finicky, thereâ€™s no true way to understand what your home is worth, what a good asking price is, and how much you can get back on your investment until you dig deeper and learn about your local market. Once you know how in demand your property and location is, and what other homes are selling for around the area, you can decide how to price the home where you feel comfortable.
3.Â Â Â Â Â Donâ€™t Skip the Outside
While a lot of the focus is placed on the interior of the home and freshening it up to look new and appealing for buyers, you simply cannot forget about the exterior. Curb appeal is one of the biggest sellers for a house. How a potential buyer feels when theyâ€™re driving by or as they approach the home can be a great first impression.
Keep these things in mind as you embark on the home selling journey and you’ll be on your way to moving on to the next chapter in your life in no time.
Accuracy Plus Home Inspections specializes in helping sellers and buyers learn about the home theyâ€™re buying and is accredited by the Connecticut BBB with an A+ Accreditation. Before you sell your home, give us a call and be sure your home is ready for the market!