Determine why you want to sell
Are you upgrading? Downgrading? Relocating? First time home buyer? Divorce?
Decide when you want to sell. Is time of the essence? Or can you wait for favorable market conditions?
Choosing your Realtor
Getting the right professional behind you is an important decision, you should look for someone who:
- Actually knows who you are unlike the lead of a team
- You can trust
- You are comfortable with
- Keeps up with the changing marketing landscape
- Is available for you
Prepare your property for sale. Keep the exterior of your property clean and free of eye sores. Flowers can be a nice touch. Small repairs both inside and out can go a long way. Consider having your home staged (complimentary consultation with “Stage Presence” when listing with Aaron).
Keep things clean
Make sure you’re not around when the property is being showed. Potential buyers need to imagine themselves in the home not picture its current owners living there. They will be more likely to discuss the property if you aren’t around.
Accept an offer
Conditional period. During this time things such as an inspection, or appraisal could need to take place and certain conditions such as financing, insurance, or the sale of the buyer’s current home must be satisfied. Once conditions have been satisfied the offer is considered a firm offer.
Organize move out
Closing day. Once your lawyer has transferred the title, the home is no longer yours and is time to leave. Hopefully to bigger and better things!