A Home Seller’s Checklist: What You Need to Know
Are you preparing to sell your home? It can sometimes be a long and complicated process. Use this checklist to help make the journey as seamless as possible and to ensure you receive the best offer on your special home.
1. Consider The Reasons You Are Selling
Weigh all personal factors when you consider selling your home. Calculate your home equity and do your research. Consider outlining your goals for the next 5 to 10 years and weigh all pros and cons.
2. Calculate Expenses
Ensuring your home is well maintained and that it gets any needed upgrades will help you get additional value for your home. List any repairs and upgrades that need to be made to your home. Consider the cost of hiring supplies and contractors in order to undertake the task. Calculate how much you’ll spend on real estate agents, transfer taxes, advertisements and property taxes.
3. Hire a Real Estate Agent
A real estate agent is invaluable to help the home sale process go smoothly. They possess the industry experience and know-how to provide you with market trends and steer you in the right direction. Not only this, but real estate agent will take care of the challenging or time-consuming tasks, like maximizing the listing, vetting potential buyers, handling negotiations and dealing with paperwork.
4. Hire a Home Inspector
Inspecting your home is an important factor to boost buyer’s trust and confidence in your home. Often, your real estate agent will have qualified referrals. A home inspector will highlight any weaknesses that your home possesses, and you can then make a plan for addressing these concerns.
5. Prepare Your Home
Activities such as cleaning, removing clutter, mowing your lawn and fixing minor repairs will increase the chances of you selling your home. A tidy and well-organized home improves the home’s aesthetic and attracts more buyers. Alternatively, depersonalize your home, this gives room for a home stager to come prep the home or for potential buyers to visualize their own taste and preferences.
For more on this subject read our recent blog, “Sale Pending: What Does That Mean?”
Thinking of buying or selling a home in the La Jolla area? As consistent top producers in real estate, Linda Daniels and The Daniels Group are your La Jolla housing specialists. Our team of local experts will ensure that you have a successful real estate transaction. Call us today at (858) 361-5561 or email us anytime by clicking here.