Dec 03, 2014
Let’s face it: The Wake County home selling process can be overwhelming if not downright intimidating.
There seems to be an endless list of things to do before you can attend the final closing. Plus, there’s a whole host of things that can come up and derail the sale of your home altogether.
At times like these, I find it’s best to get organized and make a list. By doing so, it helps you stay on track instead of worrying about all of the “What Ifs” that surround a home sale.
So, without further ado, I am going to share with you my 7 Steps for Selling Your Home.
Take These Suggestions If You Want to Sell Your Wake County Home
Prepare Your Home for the market. First, give your home a thorough cleaning. Don’t forget to check such often-overlooked places as your cabinets and closets. Also, you’ll want to remove any excess clutter form your home, which tends to make your home feel crowded and dirty. And make sure your home is offering plenty of curb appeal by cleaning up any lawn junk and trimming any bushes back.
Start working with an experience REALTOR®. However, don’t just pick the first person you find on the Internet! Instead, make sure to do your homework by interviewing a number of agents in order to determine if they have experience – not just with selling homes but also with selling homes in your price range and (ideally) in your neighborhood.
Set the list price for your home. The best way to go about this is to do a market analysis, which includes determining your home’s tax value, checking the sales prices for homes that have sold recently in your neighborhood and calculating how much value you’ve added to your home over the years through renovation projects. An experienced real estate agent can help you determine the right price for your home.
Ensure Your Home Gets Maximum Exposure. In other words, don’t just print an advertisement in the newspaper and call it a day. Today’s home sellers need to have a comprehensive marketing strategy in place, which includes print, web, email and mail. Again, your real estate expert can help you with this step as well.
Receive a purchase offer and then negotiate one. As your home is being shown to would-be buyers, some buyer is bound to step forward sooner or later with an offer. Make sure to carefully consider the offer before agreeing to it because it can be harder to get out of the contract as a seller once you sign on the dotted line.
Pass the home inspection. Once you commit to an offer and sign on the dotted line, the home buyer will more than likely want to complete a home inspection. This can be nerve-wrecking for a lot of home sellers but working with an agent can help you quickly address any problems that may be revealed during that home inspection process.
Start planning for your next move. Now that you’re well on your way to the final closing, it’s time to start considering your own next steps. Do you want to downsize? Move into a townhome community? Move to another city? Start renting? Carefully consider your lifestyle and what makes the most sense for you and your family. Then talk it over with your agent and start making arrangements!
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