A Beginner’s Guide To Selling A Home

Author: Christine Bouley Of Coldwell Banker Town & Country R.E. | | Categories: Real Estate Agent , Selling Home , Selling Property

Blog byChristine Bouley of Coldwell Banker Town & Country R.E.

Selling your home may be one of the most challenging decisions you will ever make. And as overwhelming as it is, you will need to understand how to plan and prepare to increase the chances of selling your property.

Completing a home sale requires months of undertaking from start to finish. From prepping your property for sale to moving into your next home, you will need time, paperwork, and, yes, money. The best way to reduce this stress is to have a professional by your side who can really make a difference. However, you will need to do some research before choosing a realtor. That way, you can verify if they have the skills to market your property well, vet potential buyers, negotiate in your favor, help with inspections, appropriate and legal disclosures, title searches, closing document preparation, and more.

As a real estate agent at Coldwell Banker Town & Country R.E., I want to make the home selling process manageable by helping you find the right real estate agent and enabling you to understand the home selling process. To do this, I’ve put together a Beginner’s Guide to selling a home.

Getting Started

Choose the correct real estate agent: Hiring an experienced agent is a crucial step when selling your largest investment, that is, your house. Someone like me with experience of more than twenty years will be able to help efficiently! With my service, I can coordinate and facilitate all aspects of the transaction, so as a client, you can concentrate on packing and day-to-day life!

Stage the property: Making sure the property is staged properly and in its best possible condition is imperative. Have a specific, well-organized plan in place for the staging right from the beginning. You can ask your realtor if they are willing to help prepare your property for sale or if they have the contact of a suitable home staging company.

Next Steps

Be patient and understanding: There are many moving parts involved in selling a house! So, you need to be flexible, understanding, and patient every time a buyer enquires about your home.

Be careful with pricing: Overpricing can make a property “stale.” And an undesirable rate may force you to lower the selling price more than the market value of your property. Similarly, if your house is on the market for too long, you need to understand that prices will fluctuate every day. So, price your home right from the start so that your home attracts the widest pool of buyers and can be sold quickly.

Show your home: Keep the property “showable” and accessible at all times and be as accommodating as possible! This will improve the experience potential buyers have with you and encourage the faster sale of your home.

Advice From The Pros

Don’t hire inexperienced agents: You will find several prospective real estate professionals out there offering similar services. Therefore, you must do your homework before you choose a real estate agent. Firstly, make sure they are experienced, as seasoned agents know what buyers look for and can help negotiate the best property deal. Also, make sure they are trusted and highly recommended to hold your hand through the process.

If you’re looking for a real estate agent in Altoona, PA, reach out to Coldwell Banker Town & Country R.E. My goal is to exceed your expectations and put your needs before my own. I have been a full-time realtor for over twenty years with Coldwell Banker Town & Country Real Estate. I understand the ins and outs of the real estate industry and can help you make the right decisions and save thousands of dollars down the road.

Visit my website to learn more or contact Coldwell Banker Town & Country R.E. today.