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Selling Your Home? Here's Some of the First Steps to Take

Thinking about selling your home? Use the following checklist to help you get your home sold as quickly and stress free as possible.

Clean, clean clean! Remove clutter, rent a storage unit and make as many repairs or updates both indoor and outdoor that your budget allows. All the small details will add up and either leave a positive or negative overall impression on potential buyers. When it comes to preparing and staging your home, take the advice your realtor is offering you this is an area he or she has experience and knowledge in. For more tips on this very important first step, click here and here too!

Contact a local agent (like us!) who can come and evaluate your home. During this evaluation the realtor can help you determine what your home is worth, show you comparables and discuss a strategy for getting your home sold.

Hire an inspector to give your home a pre-inspection. This provides an added sense of security for the buyer and helps make your home marketable. For more information on the importance of a pre-inspection, click here.

Allow for some flexibility. It might not be convenient to leave your house for an hour at 5:30PM at night so potential buyers can do a walk through, but it's important to meet buyers half way, they likely work and have families too and it might be the only time they are available. Buyers will lose interest in properties that are challenging to see.

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