1. Find the right agent
The experience and knowledge of a dedicated real estate professional can be priceless. A good REALTOR® forms a powerful team with her clients and that makes it possible for them to have a smooth, successful, stress-free sale.
2. Determine your wants/needs for the sale and for your new home
Selling your primary residence can be tricky because you have to also be thinking about where you would like to buy. First weigh your priorities – selling price is certainly important, but having a quick and efficient sale can often be worth accepting a slightly lower offer. Talk to your agent and make sure you’re comfortable with where your priorities are.
At the same time, you should be making a wants/needs list for the home you will buy. You will probably have to act fairly quickly when your house sells.
3. Prepare your house for showing
Skipping this step can be a recipe for disaster. Your home will never get as much attention from potential buyers as when it is first listed, so clearing clutter, cleaning, making repairs, and putting your home’s best foot forward is essential. Don’t “open for business” until your home is ready.
4. Find out what the local market looks like
Being realistic about our market is key to a smooth sale. There is no substitute for a professional real estate representative when it comes to local market knowledge.
5. Call Judith Green for excellent online exposure
Lots of photos and internet marketing are important to getting a good response. Working with an agent like Judith, who utilizes technology and the internet and all that it offers, is a step in the right direction.