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Here’s the step-by-step process—everything you need to know from start to sold. Let’s get moving.

PLAN & PREPARE TO SELL YOUR HOME

Planning to sell your home in the near future? Here are some quick tips to help you get on the path to moving.

  • Begin to think about the transaction as a business deal. Remove emotions & concentrate on achieving your goals.
  • Determine your goals. Be sure to have a range from what’s ideal to what’s acceptable.
    • Financial: How much can you make from the sale.
    • Timing: Is there a specific time period you are looking to sell within.
  • Make repairs or improvements. Replace broken tiles, fix leaky faucets, ceiling cracks, resurface driveways, etc.
  • Consider renting a storage unit. Most homes show better with less furniture and more open space.
  • De-clutter. Find a place to store all those un-necessary items to make your home more attractive.
  • Re-organize. Make sure closets and drawers are neatly organized as potential buyers will often look behind the scenes.
  • Depersonalize. Remove personal photos, religious or political items so people don’t get distracted and can picture themselves living in your home.
  • Clean & refresh. Repaint, wash windows, wax floors, dust everything.
  • Make sure your home has curb appeal. Makes sure to keep the exterior of your home groomed. Manicure the lawn & shrubs, clear sidewalks, fix broken gutters and paint if needed.
  • Consider buying a home warranty. This not only allows for repairs to be paid for up until you sell your home, but it is a great differentiator when buyers are considering homes to purchase.
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