Tips For First Time Sellers
Selling your property for the first time can be daunting. It can be a time-consuming process and the first month after the property is listed is the most critical.
Even though you’ve been around the block as a buyer, the seller’s perspective is completely different. What is important to remember is that you call the shots. Agents are on hand to advise on all the important factors like price, accepting or rejecting offers and deciding whether you should make any improvements before selling. But, at the end of the day, it’s all down to you.
PropertyFox has put together some tips for first-time sellers to help you get to grips with the process.
Make Sure You Sign Up With An Experienced Realtor
If you choose to sell privately you will have to oversee everything. If you decide to go with a reputable agency the process does not have to be as daunting. A real estate transaction is filled with complexities and nuances that a professional, skilled agent can help you navigate. At PropertyFox, we take as much out of your hands as possible, all you need to do is open the door.
The Perfect Time To Sell is When You Are Ready
Many first-time sellers are unsure if they are ready to sell, or if it is the right time, and these first-time jitters are normal. The best thing to do is to trust your gut and don’t be sucked into any external pressures. It is okay to change your mind.
Repair, Repair, Repair
Fix whatever is broken. Most buyers will have a checklist of things before the final sign off. But make sure that the repairs you take on are within reason and not an entire renovation project.
Agents are on hand to advise on all the important factors like price, accepting or rejecting offers and deciding whether you should make any improvements before selling.
Exterior and Interior Looks Count
To impress a potential buyer, you might only get one shot! First impressions count. So, get decluttering and get cleaning. Not only will decluttering have an impact on potential buyers, but it could even make your move a bit less arduous.
Then, get cleaning. From carpets to windows and all the nooks and crannies. Not only is this useful for setting a good impression, but it’s also a way to show respect to the people who will occupy the space after you.
And don’t forget the curb appeal. If a potential buyer already feels uncomfortable with the way the house looks from the outside, they might not even walk through the door.
Get Your Movers Ready To Go ASAP
Make sure that you line up your movers early. You can start packing before your home hits the market, which will give you a head start on the process. It will also give you peace of mind to be prepared. Selling can be stressful enough.
As a seller, you can only control the condition of the home and the price you set. With the current market conditions, these factors count. Even though selling your property is complicated, it follows a process that any reputable agent should be able to explain, to put your mind at ease.