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Tips to Make Selling Your Home Easier

Selling your home can be a stressful and overwhelming process. Thankfully, there are many steps you can take to make the process easier. In this article, we'll provide you with tips and tricks to help make selling your home easier, from hiring a great real estate agent to making home improvements and investing in staging and photography. We'll also discuss the importance of setting the right asking price and hiring a real estate lawyer to help you navigate the legal complexities of the home-selling process.

Hire a Great Real Estate Agent

A skilled, experienced real estate agent is an invaluable asset in selling your home quickly and easily. Somebody who knows your local market and the real estate business will be able to give you personalized help and advice, as well as put in the work to find potential buyers and show your home. This will ultimately increase the chances of you selling faster and for a higher price. 

For this reason, it’s important to make your choice of real estate agent carefully, talking to multiple people before you commit to one. It can be helpful to ask your friends and family for referrals and recommendations.

Add Value

Depending on your budget, see if you can afford to add some home improvements that will increase the value of your home. This includes things like:

  • Replacing the garage door
  • Upgrading the kitchen with updated countertops, cabinets, and appliances
  • Updating the bathrooms with features like double sinks, soaking tubs, or a walk-in shower
  • Installing energy-efficient appliances, HVAC systems, and/or windows
  • Adding square footage through something like a basement or ADU
  • Making outdoor upgrades such as adding a deck, patio, landscaping, or fire pit

Consider Curb Appeal

The way your home looks from the outside is key to the first impression that you will make on potential buyers. That’s why it’s important to clear your yard, prune your bushes, cut your grass, and generally make sure that everything looks nice and tidy. You can improve your curb appeal even further by adding some potted plants, touching up exterior paint, installing a new mailbox, and adding flower window boxes or mulch.

Depersonalize

An important part of selling your home is making it so that potential buyers can imagine themselves potentially living there. This means that it’s important to remove any particularly personal items like family photographs and other knickknacks specific to your taste. If you’re still living in the home during the selling process, you can simply put these away for photographs and showings.

Invest in Staging and Photography

In real estate, your home is only as good as its listing. This means that your photographs can make or break your ability to sell your house quickly and easily. This makes it worthwhile to invest in home staging and high-quality photography. Work with a professional to stage your home so it is both neutral and appealing. Remove visual clutter and any objects that might make a room smaller. And be sure to give attention to every part of the house, from the entryway to the deck or patio.

Next, do your home some justice by hiring a professional photographer to take high-quality photos. A real estate photographer will know what types of lighting and angles will most flatter your home and make for a listing that really pops. If you want to take it a step further, you can even hire a videographer to help you create a video tour, which can help your listing stand out amongst others.

Choose the Right Price

Setting the right asking price may make a huge difference in how easy it is to sell your home. The right price can attract more buyers and even trigger a bidding war. In contrast, too high of a price may prevent people from coming to see the house. If anything, it’s better to start on the lower side to entice buyer interest. However, don’t be too worried about having to figure it all out on your own. Your real estate agent should be able to use their experience and expertise to find a price that will work best for your property.

Hire a Real Estate Lawyer

Selling a home involves complex legal matters that can be difficult to navigate on your own. That’s why it can be so helpful to work with a real estate attorney. They can help represent you and give you advice throughout the home selling process, including reviewing and drafting your purchase agreement, dealing with title issues, reviewing closing documents, and addressing any legal disputes that may arise during the sale process.

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