Taking the First Steps to Selling Your Home
Selling a house doesn’t have to be a difficult process. But when you’re selling an asset as expensive and important as a house, there are many potential challenges along the way. Common complications, like selling your existing house at the same time as buying another, can amplify the stress levels for you and all other parties involved. Getting past these first steps should start you in the right direction for a relatively calm, stress—free real estate experience.
Get the House in Shape
As soon as you’ve decided that you’re going to sell your home, start looking at it from the perspective of potential buyers. What might they be looking for? Are there any elements that could use some fixing up in order to improve the value and attractiveness of the property? Consider fresh interior or exterior paint, especially if you haven’t done so since first owning the home. The investment you make in painting it can have an impact on whether or not you receive an offer for the full value of your home. Keep an eye on the Sweetly blog for more tips on how to prepare your home for sale!
Talk to a Professional
Selling a home on your own is a difficult task for those who don’t navigate the real estate market on a daily basis. Realtors have the in–depth knowledge and familiarity with the process of buying and selling, and can help you predict and avoid any conceivable disasters. They also have plenty of connections within the field to connect you with the largest network of prospective buyers possible. Choose a Realtor who can work well with you over a potentially long and expensive process and is adept at communicating on your level.
Get the House Listed
Your home is unlikely to sell without being listed on the real estate market, so getting its details out there should be your first step. Determining the list price is perhaps the most important decision you’ll have to make during this initial stage. Working with your Realtor to determine an appropriate list price can involve constructing a Comparative Market Analysis, or CMA, plus gathering any other relevant information on your property. A CMA can be useful to compare your home to others in the area that have recently been sold, previously been listed, or that are currently on the market. Obtaining an online offer through Sweetly is now also an option in Edmonton to help gauge your home’s worth; whether you’re just curious or looking to sell fast, Sweetly can give you a quote within 24 hours that accurately reflects the value of your home!
Although this is only the first part of your journey to sell your home, starting with the help of a professional Realtor who understands the selling process can take some of the stress off your shoulders. Now you can wait and see if your price is right! Next on the seller to–do list: readying your home for showings and open houses.