So You Wanna Sell Your House?
If you’re looking to sell your home during prime house-shopping season this spring, you’d better get cracking now. After all, it’s not as easy as slapping an ad on Craigslist; if you want your humble abode to stand out from the competition, that could take months to do right.
That’s why we’re kicking off our 2017 Home Selling Guide—a series of articles in which, we’ll show you the next step to prep your house for sale and ace the deal. Let's get started!
Step 1 to selling a home is a New Year’s classic: Whip your place into shape by fixing any problems and upgrading the eyesores. Because like it or not, your home has sustained some wear and tear over the years. Here’s how to assess the damage and find out which renovations will pay off down the road.
Here’s how to find a Realtor who’s right for you. In this second installment, we’ll teach you how to find an essential partner in pulling off this most important of all transactions: a great Realtor, because not all agents are created equal.
Putting a price tag on a home you’re trying to sell is a tricky thing. For one, it’s your home, crammed full of memories, hopes, and dreams—and all that stuff can cloud your thinking and lead you toward the wrong price. There are consequences: Shoot too high, and your home could languish on the market for months and maybe not sell at all. Price it too low and you could bilk yourself out of a whole lot of dough.
Once you’ve made repairs, chosen a Realtor, and decided on an asking price, your home is almost ready for market—but first, how about a little primping and polishing? After all, you want your home to make a great first impression on buyers—and that’s where this fourth installment can help. To show your home in the best possible light, heed these savvy seller tips.
Long before home buyers set foot in your place, declare with a flourish “This is the one,” watch the clouds part and the rainbows form, and make you a terrific offer, they have to know you’re selling it first. And it’s up to you and your Realtor to spread the word. Here’s how to put together an attractive online ad that will win you plenty of admirers—and plenty of honest-to-goodness prospective buyers!