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5 Things To Prioritize When You’re Selling Your House
October 6, 2021

The process of home selling can be overwhelming. There are many things to do, and it’s important to make sure you get everything in order before contacting a real estate agent. Let us help you prioritize the most important tasks when you are selling your home.

Set a reasonable selling price

The first step to selling your house is deciding on a reasonable asking price. There are many ways you can find out, this includes checking the most recent home prices in your neighborhood, checking online listings and looking at recently sold properties or houses for sale.

As a home seller, you should also include how much money it will cost to fix up any problems with the property so that real estate agents have an accurate idea of what houses similar to yours are going for when they bring in potential buyers.

If you want some help determining whether or not your asking price is reasonable, talk with a real estate agent about getting an appraisal done before putting up any "for sale" signs.

Schedule pre-sale home inspection

One of the most important things to do before you put your house up for sale is get a pre-sale home inspection done. This will help you and any potential home buyer determine if there are major issues with the property that may be costly or difficult to fix, such as termite damage or leaks in your roof.

You can either hire an inspector yourself or ask a real estate agent to request one on your behalf; agents tend to have access discounts for this type of service. Once they’ve completed their evaluation, make sure it's available when prospective buyers visit, so they know everything about the condition of your home ahead of time.

Stage your house for sale

One of the most effective ways to sell a house is by staging it. Rather than leaving your real estate agents and potential buyers with their imagination, you can hire professional home stagers who will prepare the property for showing in a way that highlights its best features while downplaying any flaws.

Staging is usually done through subtle adjustments like repositioning furniture or replacing old accessories; it is also important to prioritize repairs and renovations; and repaint walls and fix cracks. Also, a renovation will give buyers a better idea of how much money they may have to put into the house after purchasing it.

The goal isn't to fix everything yourself because realtors often have access to good deals on rental equipment, but rather give them an idea of what you plan on doing before anyone moves in so that your place looks sharp without too many extra costs incurred. You should also do some basic cleaning before listing your home as well.

Cleaning can go a long way beyond just leaving your home sparkling clean; this simple act can let visitors know how much pride you take in maintaining the property, which will work towards their comfort level with buying from you

If you're not sure how to go about doing this, real estate agents and stagers often work together, so talk with yours if you want some ideas.

Collect the required paperwork to close

Before you sell your home, there are some documents that you'll need to gather. Collect any paperwork related to the property's title and ownership of it, including deeds, titles, or tax records.

You will also need mortgage information if someone is refinancing the loan on your home; This includes documentation like copies of statements for all loans associated with the property as well as final payoff figures, so you know exactly what money (if any) needs to be collected before closing.

Make sure every single document is accurate because errors may cause delays in selling or even prevent a deal from going through altogether. If anything seems out-of-place here, consult with an attorney who knows how real estate transactions work because they should be able to advise on the best way to resolve it.

Review and negotiate offers are necessary to secure the sale of your house. Put the documents in their respective sections, so they don't get lost amidst everything else you need to organize. It is best not to worry about them until after reaching an agreement with someone interested in buying.

Prepare your move to a new home

When moving out, you should set a date with your realtor so they can set up a showing for prospective buyers. If you have pets, find a new home that will accept them or start planning how to re-home them before moving out because many rental properties won't allow animals.

Start packing as soon as possible and get rid of everything you don't need anymore. Sell what is valuable but try not to spend too much money buying anything else during this process since it could be difficult if time runs short.

You'll also want to make sure all bills are paid in full before leaving the property behind by contacting each service provider about switching accounts over. It can be hard to move out of a house since you are emotionally attached to it, but you can make the process easier by staying organized about everything that needs to be done.

Selling your house can be a nerve-wracking experience. When you’re in the process of listing and preparing for sale, it is important to consider the above home seller guide.

The most successful sellers follow these five simple steps when they go into their new chapter as homeowners: set a reasonable selling price, schedule pre-sale home inspection, stage your house properly so potential buyers are impressed by how well cared for it is, collect necessary paperwork from past homeowner or mortgage lender and prepare yourself mentally with an emotional detachment plan because this could be one of the largest life decisions you make.

We at Rose Group are ready to Sell Certified! We can help you get your home prepped for sale without the hassle or any out-of-pocket costs.

Rose Group, with Keller Williams Realty, is comprised of licensed REALTORS® and a dynamic support staff. We’ve focused on providing trusted, expert representation to real estate buyers and sellers in Silicon Valley since 2004—and now we’re in San Diego!
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