Do you change jobs, the family is growing or the children have left the family nest? Now is the time to sell the house and start a new chapter. Changing home can be tricky, especially if you have to sell your home first. Therefore a real estate transaction can be scary. In fact, it is a fairly simple process, especially if you are accompanied by the right people. Here’s how in four easy steps to make it worthwhile!
1. Prepare the house
A house that is clean and in good repair inspires confidence. Presented in its best light, it may sell out faster! It is therefore necessary to tidy up, clean and depersonalize the places by reducing, for example, the number of knick-knacks or personal objects that occupy the space.
Maintenance and landscaping, such as mowing the lawn in summer or removing snow from the driveway in winter, are also elements to focus on to enhance your property. It’s the first thing a potential buyer will see before knocking on the door for a visit. Make sure that the place looks like a blank canvas, make it look inviting also.
2. Set the right price
Then you have to establish a good selling price: this is the key to a successful real estate transaction! It must be justified and competitive, in order to allow us to get the most out of the sale. A fair price, which reflects the real market value of the property, will make it easier to attract attention. Your best allies: certified appraisers. They are in the best position to help you at this stage, as they are not in conflict of interest.
3. Maximize your marketing
Now that the property is on the market, we need to make sure that it is seen by potential buyers. By multiplying the points of contact with them, we increase the chances of finding a taker. Putting up a sign on your property, organizing open houses and storming the Web are various tips offered by DuProprio real estate coaches in order to gain more visibility!
Your best allies are a company that specializes in photography for real estate. They can make your property look good and give it the praise it deserves. Afterall, many people first see photos of a property before deciding to look at it properly. Therefore make it look good!
4. Finalize the sale
A visitor fell in love with your home? It’s time to agree on a selling price. Above all, don’t see the negotiation as a confrontation. Rather, approach it as a discussion that leads to common ground. A word of advice, have the documents that allow you to set the displayed price on hand. They will allow you to justify the latter. Then complete the offer to purchase form. Once the conditions are met, you can make an appointment with the notary for the signing of the deed of sale. All you have to do is pack your boxes and you’re ready!