You’re selling your home!
This can be an exciting, yet stressful time, but I’ll help you navigate through the process. Communication is an important factor for a good working relationship, which is why one of the first things we’ll go over are your expectations. Some of the things we’ll discuss are:
I will give you my honest opinion on the optimal price for your home. Some sellers want to overprice their home with the idea of price reductions in the future, while others don’t realize they should ask for more. I will go over the market analysis of your area and discuss recent sales and current listings of homes similar to yours.
Since the internet is so easily accessible, many people will look on-line for available homes. It is important to have high quality photos that show off your home in the best light. I also recommend virtual tours posted on MLS, other frequently visited real estate websites and of course, on my website.
Open houses are also a great opportunity for people to look at your home. Even if they personally are not in the market to buy, they may know family/friends who may be interested. We will work on dates and the number of open houses that works best for you.
Prepping Your Home
You want to make a great first impression, so you’ll need to look at your house from a buyer’s point of view. This may mean investing a small amount of money/time to freshen up your home, but they usually reap large rewards. I usually recommend the following:
- Clean your home inside and out. Most people cannot look past a dirty home or an unkept yard. Be sure to have your yard landscaped and wash your windows. Take care of any bad odors and have your carpets professionally cleaned. You might want to look into hiring a professional cleaning service to make sure your home is spotless.
- Declutter your home. You want to make your home look spacious, so minimize the amount of furniture in each room. Clear off your counters and declutter your closet. People will be opening every cabinet and drawer, so declutter those areas as well. Renting a storage unit or donating items are an easy and inexpensive solution if you have a lot of items.
- Make repairs where needed. Repairing or refreshing areas of your home, like putting on a fresh new coat of paint or replacing carpet, can make a real difference for buyers. Sometimes spending a small amount of money upfront can lead to a higher selling price.
There may be other issues that we will need to discuss, but we will deal with them together. I will be with you every step of the way until your home is sold and the keys are handed off to the new owners!
Sibbach Team employs a full time Stagers who will do a room by room walk-through to help you maximize value.