Easing the Stress of Selling Your Home

By: Marlene Boyle

Easing the Stress of Selling Your Home

Tags: Durham region realtor, home seller tips, easing stress, home selling process

You probably know there’s more to selling a home than putting up a FOR SALE sign. But if you don’t understand the process in detail, you might feel intimidated and stressed when it comes time to put your property on the market.

Fortunately, the home selling process isn’t that difficult to understand. There are basically six steps.

Step one is selecting the right realtor. You need a knowledgeable, trusted expert who can guide you through the process, take care of all the details, and help sell your home quickly and for the best price.

Step two is preparation. You need to ensure your home is clean and uncluttered. It’s also important that you take care of any needed repairs, even minor ones like wall dents. You may also need to consider a home improvement, such as replacing worn carpeting. You might want to consider a pre-sale inspection.

Step three is the listing price. With the guidance of your realtor, you need to select a listing price at or near the fair market value of your property.

Step four is promotion. How will buyers find out about your property? Will they see it on MLS? Will they come across an ad in the newspaper or on the internet? Will they receive an invitation to an open house? An effective promotion plan is critical. We have a full time marketing manager who will ensure the property you're selling is seen by as many people as possible who are looking to buy. 

Step five is dealing with offers. Ideally, you’ll get several. But the best offer is not necessarily the highest one. An offer can fall through for many reasons, so dealing effectively with offers is, perhaps, the most important part of the home selling process.

Step six is the transaction. Once the sale is made, you want to know that you have the right professionals in place – your lawyer, mover, etc. – to make sure all the after-sale details are taken care of properly. If you need any recommendations for lawyers, movers, and more, don't hesitate to reach out and ask!

Want more ideas for making sure the home selling process goes smoothly for you?
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