Hire a Realtor: Studies show that home buyers who uses a realtor to represent them generally get a better price than those who sell their home themselves. Realtors are up-to-date on critical processes and can help keep you out of trouble. They can also help you get your home sold at the best price in the right timeframe.
Before Your Home Is Listed: It's important to have your home in good showing condition before buyers start going through it. Here are some steps to take: -Touch up interior and exterior paint as needed. -Install new carpeting and flooring if it appears worn or dated. -Make sure the front is clean and spruced up – curb appeal will create a favorable first impression. -Trim bushes and plants as needed, and make sure the lawn is kept mowed and trimmed. In autumn, rake the leaves; in winter, keep the snow shoveled.
During the Listing Period: When potential buyers visit your home, either be absent or make yourselves as inconspicuous as possible. Have fresh flowers in the entryway. It makes for a friendly introduction into your home. If offers are made that don't match your hoped-for price, don't reject them out of hand. Pay attention to your agent's advice.