If you are thinking of listing your home for sale in 2018, you should start preparing now.
If you’re thinking of selling your home in the new year, there are a few ways you can start preparing now.
First of all, I recommend taking photos of your property before the holidays. You’ll definitely want to take care of having your listing photographed before snow hits and before holiday decor takes over your neighborhood.
I would also recommend getting a building inspection and radon inspection. Doing so will allow you to fix anything that needs it before buyers set foot in your home, which will always give you the advantage.
As always, decluttering is key. Clearing out excessive belongings may even help you get a jump-start on the process of packing. This will prepare your home both in terms of practicality and appearance.
Even small touches can go a long way. Adding a fresh coat of paint is a great example of this. And speaking of appearances, there’s always the matter of staging. Sometimes staging isn’t so much bringing in new furniture as it is simply rearranging your own. Getting professional help will definitely boost your success.
Finally, interview a few different agents. You want to work with someone who is strong in the marketplace and who will have the skills to get your home sold. Also, it’s very critical to price your property correctly. The great news is that pricing your home at or slightly below market value will often lead to multiple offers.
If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.