When you list your home for sale the goal is to sell it as quickly as you can and for the most amount of money possible. If you prepare for the home sale nоw thеn уоu won’t have muсh tо dо whеn it соmеѕ time to list it. This will ensure there are no unnecessary delays and it will help relieve much of the stress that a home sale typically creates.
With a little extra effort, you can improve the chances that your home will sell quickly and for top dollar. Get potential home buyers off the street and into your home with these tips:
- Pay for a Formal Inspection – If you are going to create a to-do list it might as well include any major issues that need to be addressed. You will likely have to take care of these things before closing on the home sale, so there is no point waiting until you are in the middle of a sale to find out what the inspector will flag.
- Address Repairs – If you start preparing now, you should not have any repairs to take care of when it is time to list. So, go through and make a list of how many window screens you need to fix and which closet doors need a little TLC to get them back on track.
- Consider Upgrades – If your competition tends to have modern kitchens and a spa-like master bath, you may want to consider renovating where needed. If it is not in the budget to completely renovate then make some upgrades with fresh paint and new hardware and lighting.
- Decide on an Agent – Choosing an agent is an important piece of the home sale process, so it is surprising that so many people just jump in and hire the first person they talk to. When you prepare early, you don’t have to feel rushed into making this important decision.
Waiting until the last minute to handle everything on this home sale list will only bring chaos and stress to your schedule. Create a to-do list, have an inspection done, and take your time hiring the right realtor for the best possible home sale experience.
Today’s buyers expect a lot. The Internet has made them more educated, wiser and more demanding when it comes to their next home. Sellers need to educate themselves as well. An experienced, reliable real estate agent should help sellers understand current market trends. They should also supply home sellers with pertinent information about their home that will enable a quicker sale at the best price possible.
Contributed by : Greg Clarke Kelowna Royal Lepage Realtor. If you are considering buying or selling a home in Kelowna Contact Greg Clarke at 250-869-9119 for a Free consultation to help you to have all the information needed to make a smart home buying decision.