The current housing market will be talked about for years to come! With more and more people fleeing the highly populated areas due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the suburban housing market is through the roof. People want more space and they want it now. The supply is low but demand is high. And therefore, houses in these desired areas are going well over the asking price. So if you are thinking of selling your home during this time and want to do it smoothly, having a checklist of what to do to get your home ready is necessary! Check our ultimate house selling checklist below!
You are not the first person out there to sell your home. There’s a lot of data available on houses that have sold recently to reference as you begin the home selling process. It will pay off in the end for you to keep an eye on other houses in your area that are going up for sale. Check up on local real estate sites or the newspaper and find comparable properties in your area and see the houses are being sold for. This will help you discover the price range your home will fall into.
There are many options here, but two popular ones are getting connected with a local real estate agent or selling your home on your own. Agents know the market, your area, and will help you list your home at the right price. On the other hand, you know your home better than anyone else and may know of friends or family who are looking for a house exactly like yours which would make the For Sale By Owner an easy way to go. Each option has its perks and you must decide what is right for you and your home.
And by that we mean, make your home less ‘homey’. De-personalizing your home is a major aspect of the home selling process. This means putting away photos, awards, anything that attributes your home to the people living in it. You want potential buyers to be able to envision themselves in your home for many years to come!
You’ll want your home to be in tip-top shape from the inside to the outside. A full cleaning of your home to get it spotless is definitely necessary. Hiring a local cleaning company to get that spotless clean could be helpful here!
First impressions are everything! Your house should look as good as it does on the inside as it does on the outside. That means keeping up with lawn mowing, pruning, yard clean-up, gardening, etc. The list is endless and needs to be kept up!
That for sale sign in your yard attracts potential buyers who are simply driving down the street and the outdoor upkeep is necessary!
We suggest hiring a landscaping company to help with outdoor chores!
Depending on what route you proceed with when selling your home, one thing you should make sure you have is a great photographer. Along with shooting the inside of your home, the pictures of the outside are just as important! A drone photographer can provide you with amazing aerial images of your property that will truly show off your home from all angles.
It’s best to consult a home selling checklist to reference all the things that you might not think of during the stressful home selling/buying process. Knowing whats worked for other homeowners will most likely be beneficial for your journey. It’s the simple things that can make all the difference! A fresh coat of paint, decluttering of the space, a deep clean, and sprucing up the landscaping will help the buying process move smoothly and fast!
Posted on May 12, 2021
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