The decision to sell your home and move somewhere new is an exciting one as it means a new beginning for you and your family! Once you make the decision, it’s time to get to work preparing your home to sell, meeting with a realtor, and creating your must-have list for your next home. In this blog, we dive into the six main steps involved in selling your home so you can feel confident as you begin the process.
Step One: Connect with an Agent
Whether you already have a real estate agent that you used for a previous real estate transaction, or you need to find a new one, a knowledgeable agent is essential to the home selling process. Our Century 21 Red Shoe Realty agents have the passion, focus, and expertise that you need for a successful home sale!
Step Two: Organize Your Property Information
This is a step that you will work side-by-side with your agent to accomplish. Organizing information, such as your title policy, utility bill averages, and recent home improvements, will help to make your home even more attractive to potential buyers.
Step Three: Evaluate the Market
Picking the sale price of your home can be one of the most difficult things to do. Objectively reviewing current market conditions and performing an analysis with your agent will help you to pick a listing price that will attract your ideal buyer and help you be competitive with an offer on your next home.
Step Four: Make Your Home Attractive to Buyers
According to the National Association of Realtors, it takes eight seconds from the time a buyer drives up to your home to determine if they may purchase it or not. This is a very small window, so preparing your home to sell is a vital step in the selling process.
Your Red Shoe Realty agent will walk through your property with you and guide you through each recommended preparation step to list your home. In addition, you can take advantage of a complimentary home staging consultation to make sure that your home is in ideal condition when potential buyers walk through the front door!
Step Five: Receive Offers!
This is the most exciting (and stressful!) step yet. It can be tempting to accept the first offer you receive, but your C21 Red Shoe Realty agent will help you to select the right offer by discussing each component of the offer. We empower sellers by giving them the knowledge and tools they need to make an informed, confident decision about which buyer is right for them.
Step Six: Contracts & Closing
After you accept an offer and complete the purchase agreement, you now must work through the steps to closing day. Your agent will guide you through each item so you are completely prepared for closing.
Now that you know more about the process of selling your home, reach out to get started on Step One and connect with your C21 Red Shoe Realty agent today!