Preparing a Home for Sale with a Realtor: A Step-by-Step Guide
Congratulations on choosing us as your REALTOR® to sell your home! Now that you’ve made this important decision let’s get started on preparing your home for the market. This involves several key steps that we will guide you through:
Selling a home involves a lot of paperwork, including the Customer Information Form, Listing Agreement, Property Disclosure Statement, and Homeowner Information Form. We will help you complete all necessary forms and ensure that everything is in order before listing your property.
Creating a Top 10 List
As part of our marketing strategy for your home, we would like you to provide a top ten list of reasons why you love living in it. This list should focus on intangible aspects that only you know about – things that are not readily visible to buyers. For example, perhaps you love the stunning sunsets visible from your living room windows or the friendly and welcoming neighbors in your community. Maybe it’s how you feel secluded even though you are right in the middle of the city. We will use this list to promote your home and showcase its unique features.
Setting a Listing Date
Let us know what date you want your home to go live on MLS (Multiple Listing Service). In preparation for putting your property on the market, we kindly request that you give us at least one week’s notice. Prior to listing, it is important that you declutter your home, attend to any necessary repairs, and ensure that it is clean – either by cleaning it yourself or arranging for a professional cleaning service. These steps will help present your home in the best possible light and maximize its appeal to potential buyers.
Protecting Your Privacy Online
To protect our negotiation position during negotiations with potential buyers, we advise against them Googling you and stumbling upon personal information such as a recent job promotion or plans to move across the country due to having a baby. It is crucial that you adjust your privacy settings on social media platforms like Facebook so that only friends can see your posts and photos. Additionally, while it is acceptable to mention the sale of your home online, please refrain from disclosing any reasons behind the decision to sell.
In summary, preparing a home for sale with a realtor involves completing paperwork, creating an attractive top 10 list highlighting unique features of the property, setting an appropriate listing date after decluttering, and cleaning up any necessary repairs around the house while protecting privacy online during negotiations with potential buyers. By following these steps together, we can help secure the best possible outcome for selling your property effectively!
Thank you again for entrusting us with all of your real estate needs!
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