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Top 5 Things You Need To Know Before Selling a Home

By Jamie Richardson | June 17, 2019

Selling your home can be hard work. It is not always the fun-filled experience that many claim it is, in fact it’s often one of the most stressful periods in adult life. Selling up can be made easier, however, if you make plans and ask for help where you need it.

Take a look at our top 5 things you need to know before selling a home.

1. Hiring A Great Realtor Is Extremely Important

When you are in the process of selling your home you have to remember that your realtor is going to be the face of your property. They are the one is going to be selling it, so they need to be great. When choosing a realtor look for somebody who is professional, reliable and also make sure that they can see the positives in your property. You want them to get excited about it so that they can sell it better. You can find more tips for choosing the best realtor online.

2. Gather Information, Paperwork, and Documents

Once you have chosen your realtor, speak to them about what paperwork you might need to gather together to help during the selling process. Usually, it's about gathering all the information that guarantees work that you have had done on the property. If you have remodelled the property, for instance, using a builder such as FC Developments in Canada, you will have a guarantee for their work which should be presented to potential buyers.

3. Choosing When to Sell Is Different For Everyone

You should choose the right time to sell your property carefully. Firstly, it has to be done at a time when it is most convenient for you. Remember, this process might be one of the most stressful things that you have ever done. Try and do it a time when you have nothing else on so that you can give it your full focus.

You should also think about selling at a time when your house is more likely to sell. Generally, this is during the spring. Take a look at our post looking at the pros and cons of selling in spring for more information.

4. A Pre-Listing Inspection Is A Good Idea

Think about having a pre-inspection carried out on your home before you put it on the market. This way, you have full awareness of any potential issues that might crop up during the sales process. You also have a chance to rectify them before they become a serious obstacle. Find out more about pre-listing inspections and what you should expect from them online.

5. Preparing your home for showings

Remember that to sell your home you really want to show it off at its best. Make sure that everywhere is clean, that you touch up any paintwork and that you declutter any areas that gather belongings. When you show potential buyers around your home you really want to create the best first impression. Make sure that your home does this by fixing all those minor things that often get overlooked.

Jamie is a 5-year freelance writer who enjoys real estate. He is currently a Realty Biz News Contributor.
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