3 Tips for First-Time Home Sellers

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Get the Most for Your Home by Preparing Early

First-time home sellers are often not prepared for the difficulties that lie ahead of them. It’s a much different experience than buying your first home, and common mistakes can result in your house selling for too low or staying on the market too long. We have a few tips below to help you prepare for the home selling process.

1. Get Your Home Ready for the Market

If you’re looking to sell your home fast, you should have it ready for showings and sale prior to listing it. Having your home inspected at the start of the process will allow you to make any necessary fixes before potential buyers come for a showing. Make minor home-improvements if you can too – add a fresh coat of paint to the walls, have your home professionally cleaned, repair any blemishes, and consider replacing outdated fixtures and appliances. Don’t forget about curb appeal; the exterior of your home will be the first impression made on a buyer. Painting your front door and keeping your yard mowed and tidy are low-cost improvements that make a big difference.

2. Hire a Reputable Real Estate Agent

A good real estate agent really makes a difference when you’re selling a home. They will help you understand your local real estate market, how to price your home for favorable results, and more. When you’re looking into realtors, make sure you ask about their experience, sales track record, and standard commission to find the best match for your needs.

3. Prepare for the Move

While moving may be the last step of the home selling process, it’s one that should be prepared for at the start. Not only do you need to know where you’re going (are you moving into a new house, do you need professional movers, etc.), but you’ll also have closing expenses to pay for; including brokerage fees, transfer taxes, possibly contributing to the buyers expenses, and more.

Hiring a real estate agent and preparing your home before it hits the market will yield a positive experience and desirable results. If you need a realtor in Burlington, WI or the surround areas, give Market Realty Group a call. We’d love to discuss why our real estate agents are the best partner for your home selling journey.

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