While the first half of 2020 has been challenging, the second half can be your time to shine with upgrading to a new home. If you’re ready to sell your first home and are feeling overwhelmed at all you have to do, don’t fret.
Today, we’ll discuss how to get started, so continue scrolling to see the process of selling a house in a step-by-step guide.
Step One: Find a great real estate agent
You can find a real estate agent anywhere, but will they be the right agent for you? First-time sellers may be tempted to use a friend or relative to help them get the word out, but can they negotiate the best deal or sell your home fast? Stick with the professionals on this one. You may wonder if you can sell your home to which the answer is yes. It can save you money, but is For Sale by Owner the best route?
It’s probably easier to get your home in front of buyers now with social media, but how much time do you have to spend marketing your home? An experienced real estate agent knows all the tips and tricks to sell a home, and get it listed with the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
Step Two: Price your home to sell
Keep in mind that your home is only worth what buyers are willing to pay, so it’s time to think objectively about it and its worth. Think about the facts, and don’t let your sentimentality of the memories you had in the house cloud your judgment. To determine what your home may be worth, contact a real estate agent to conduct a comparative market analysis (CMA). It’s a free report that allows you to compare your home with those around you in comparable size, features, and what’s currently on the market.
Step Three: Plan a Timeline to Sell
Ideally, you should start the process of selling your home months before you set everything into motion. This way, you’re not overwhelmed with so much on your plate and can do things bit by bit. A timeline might look like this:
- Now – Interview real estate agents, outline a plan with your agent or priorities you can tackle in a reasonable time. Declutter your home as well. Decide what you can throw away or store until your home sells.
- 2-3 months before listing – Hire a home inspector who can identify any issues that need addressing so you can see what repairs you need to prepare for and can work into your budget. Find out from your real estate agent where your money would best be utilized regarding repairs.
- 1-2 months before listing – Start deep cleaning until everything looks spotless. Get your carpets cleaned, which will make a huge difference in the appearance of your home. Set the stage, so when potential buyers come to your home, it will look warm and inviting. Get a photographer to takes some high-quality photos and take videos of each room.
Step Four: List your home and be available for showings
Now, list your home with the agent and ensure you’re ready to sell by making a daily list of what needs accomplishing, find a place for your pets before a showing, be flexible when people are coming, and keep your home clean. Once an offer is made, you decide what works best for you. You negotiate the contract and close on your home.
Sell for All-Cash Quickly
If all the above seems too time-consuming and you need to sell now, contact New Hampshire Home Buyers and let us buy your home for cash. There’s no fees or commissions, and YOU choose when to close. Best, we can get you cash-in-hand within a week normally. What have you to lose? Contact us today!