Selling a Home: Prep Work

I’m not going to lie, there is a lot of preparation involved in selling a home. But taking the time up front to get your ducks in a row will help you save time and be more confident when it comes time to put the sign in the yard. Here are a few key things to keep in mind as you prepare to sell.

These days, much of the paperwork can be signed electronically. This means that each party on the transaction needs to have access to their own individual email address. It’s likely that offers will be submitted electronically as well, and you’ll want to be ready when it’s time to negotiate and accept an offer to purchase.

Decluttering is the most important thing you can do to prepare your home for sale. The saying, “less is more” definitely applies here. Remove personal items as much as possible. Take family photos of the walls and pack them away. Remove extra items that make closets and cupboards seem crowded. Be sure that your countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms are clear of clutter. The less stuff you have on display, the easier it will be for buyers to picture themselves living there.

Have a plan for your pets. Keep in mind that buyers will be viewing your home without you present and for some pets, this can be stressful or scary. It might be a good idea for them to visit friends or family during times when showings and open houses are scheduled.

Prepping your home for sale can be intimidating, but it’s my job to walk you through each and every step, making sure you are confident that all the details are taken care of. Call me, and we’ll get started.

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