12 Things Home Sellers Should Know

12 Things Home Sellers Should Know

When selling your home, it's crucial to be well-informed and prepared. Here are 12 key things sellers should know:
  1. Market Analysis: Understand the current real estate market in your area, including recent sales, trends, and pricing.
  2. Pricing Strategy: Set a competitive and realistic asking price based on market research and your home's condition.
  3. Curb Appeal: First impressions matter. Invest in minor landscaping and exterior improvements to make your home more attractive.
  4. Home Inspection: Consider getting a pre-listing inspection to identify and address any issues before buyers discover them.
  5. Repairs and Maintenance: Complete necessary repairs and touch-ups to ensure your home is in top condition.
  6. Staging: Stage your home to highlight its best features and create an appealing environment for potential buyers.
  7. Marketing Plan: Work with your Real Estate Agent to develop a comprehensive marketing strategy, including online listings, professional photos, and virtual tours.
  8. Showings: Be flexible with showings and keep your home clean and well-maintained at all times.
  9. Negotiation Skills: Be prepared for negotiations on price, repairs, and contingencies. Trust your Real Estate Agent's guidance.
  10. Disclosure Requirements: Understand your legal obligations to disclose known defects or issues with your property.
  11. Closing Costs: Familiarize yourself with the costs associated with selling, including agent commissions, transfer taxes, and title fees.
  12. Timing: Consider the best time to list your home for sale, as seasons and market conditions can impact your selling experience.
Working closely with a qualified Real Estate Agent can help you navigate these aspects smoothly and maximize your chances of a successful home sale.
Brenda O’Brien

Brenda O’Brien

REALTOR®, Associate Broker, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRS

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The team leader, trainer, & driving force of the Brenda O’Brien team. One client stated, “Brenda provides that dynamic balance of incredible service and motivation with warmth, energy, and understanding of your individual needs.” Her years of experience as a Real Estate Agent, beginning in 1993, are reflected in her success & passion for her work. Her personal energy & professional skill make her one of the best in her field. Nothing makes her happier than to see the total satisfaction of her clients with their new homes. Rosey Koberlein, CEO of Long Companies, said “Brenda is a leader who knows how to deliver quality service to her clients every day while at the same time embraces emerging business techniques, such as her strong online presence. She is a role model for aspiring sales associates in the community & across the nation.

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