Selling a home—especially for the first time—can be just as stressful as buying a home. I understand that, and I’m sure many of y’all do, too. However, plenty of homeowners are new to this process. I want to help y’all go through this process as stress-free as possible, so I’ve cooked up this list of helpful tips for first-time home sellers.
Find a Good Realtor
I think it goes without saying that one of the first things y’all have to do if you’re selling is find a good realtor. A good realtor can be a guardian angel watching over your sale. That’s why you need to do your research. Look into customer reviews as well as previous sales listings. That way, you can see whether or not the realtor is worthy of overseeing your home sale. Given the effects of COVID-19, it’s very important that y’all practice good safety precautions when interacting with your realtor.
Stage Your Home
Staging your home is important because it’s the best way for buyers to envision themselves in your house. The staging process includes cleaning your house, swapping out furniture, and totally depersonalizing every room. I understand this sounds like a big undertaking in itself, but with a good realtor by your side, the process should be easy. Staging a house has many benefits, all of which will help you sell that home as soon as possible.
Be Prepared to Move
If y’all are ready to stage your home, then you should already be prepared to move out. Part of staging is clearing out your stuff, so they go hand-in-hand. When you put your home on the market, you should have a plan in place if someone makes an offer. You don’t want to find yourself without a place to stay if a buyer makes an offer to move in very soon.
If y’all follow these tips for first-time home sellers, your sale can be much less stressful. With preparation on your mind and a good realtor by your side, you can get what you deserve from this sale. At the end of it all, when you’re finally in your new home, it should feel well worth the effort it took to get there.