The first time you sell a home can be just as complicated as the first time you bought a home. Understanding the legal aspects and what is expected of both you and the buyer can be tricky waters to navigate. The best advice for first-time sellers is to enlist the aid of qualified and experienced agents like the experts at Doorsteps. We know all of the ins and outs of selling a house, and we’ll be here for you every step of the way. To get you started, there are a few tips you should know.
Setting your price. Consult with your agent to help decide your starting listing price. Professional agents know the best way to price your home according to value, neighbourhood, and motivation to sell. Your Doorsteps knows how to get the best price for your home.
Choose the best time to list your home. You may not realize it, but the time of year can affect the sale of your house. Summer is notoriously slow for the housing market while spring tends to be the best time to list your home on the market. If the season isn’t right, though, you can still sell your home. We’ll be happy to guide you in the right direction.
Prepare your home for showings. Now is the time to listen to your agent about any upgrades that can increase the value of your home or simple landscaping tips that can add to the curb appeal. Get in the habit of keeping your home picked up and tidy every day. It also helps to take down anything personal like photos to keep a neutral looking space potential buyers can see themselves living in.
Stay in the background. It really is best to stay out of the way as your agent shows your home and works with buyers. Try to set emotional attachment aside as people start to look at your home and suggest changes they could make. It is important to remember they will make your home into the living space they desire after the sale.
Be Flexible. Buyers may want to look at your home at any point in time depending on their schedules. You have to stay flexible and be open to these impromptu visits. It’s also necessary to discuss possible negations and realtor’s fees before you get too serious about selling to make sure you and your agent are on the same page.