Tips For Home Sellers

If you’re thinking about selling your home this season follow these tips to get off and running. Making an excellent first impression is key to attracting interested buyers and selling your home quicker. If you are well prepared for the home selling process it will be less stressful, and your home is likely to sell quicker!

Home Selling Tips

Choose An Experienced Agent                                                                                                                                                                                                             

  • Ask about the terms of your listing agreement
  • Ask about their years of experience and specialties 
  • Find out about current market conditions and what you should expect 
  • Question them about the various marketing strategies they will use
  • Check out their online presence
  • Discuss home pricing and find out how much your home is worth
  • Ask for references to review

 Clean, DeClutter and Depersonalize

  • Clean every crack, crevice and closet
  • Start packing up items that are personal and that add clutter to the rooms
  • Clean the air as well, old cooking and pets smells can be a real turn-off to buyers
  • Cleaning carpets can freshen up a room and reduce some odours
  • Your appliances should be spotless
  • Hire a cleaning company to help with the big jobs if your time is limited
  • Consider a storage unit to store boxes and items you don’t use regularly
  • Donate items you don’t need or consider a Garage Sale

Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

  • Clean and repair outdoor areas of your home and yard
  • Make sure the lawn is cut and weeds are pulled
  • Pick up and store tools, toys and items that are not in use
  • Wash windows and doors

Repair and ReDo

  • Fix items that are broken or in need of repair inside and outdoors
  • Check screens on windows and doors and replace if needed
  • Replace burnt out light bulbs
  • Have any plumbing drips and leaks repaired
  • Add a fresh coat of paint
  • Consider a Home Stager

Price Your Home Correctly

  • An experienced agent can help you determine a realistic price for your home 
  • Over pricing your home can scare possible buyers away
  • Over priced homes typically sit on the market longer

 Be Flexible With Home Showingshouse-key

  • If you want to sell your home you have to make sure it is available to be seen 
  • Discuss an Open House with your agent
  • Have a plan to leave the home when it is being shown

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my Blog. If you require more information on buying or selling a home please give me a call. I was born in and am native to Chatham, Ontario. I began my real estate career in 1989, I have been a member of the MLS Chatham-Kent Real Estate Board since 1989. I joined the Royal LePage Sales Team in 2001. I’ve been helping my clients buy and sell homes in the Chatham-Kent area for over 25 years. Give me a call today at (519) 401-5470 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Thanks, Deb Rhodes  
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