Tips and Steps to Selling a House

What's Your Motivation for Selling?

  1. Explore your reasons for selling.
  2. Try comparing the pros and cons—staying a while longer versus selling right now—in a written list to determine if you're making the right move.
  3. Talk to trusted professionals and gather opinions. Call Real Estate Agents
  4. Call me at 7329837958 or 732-65-HALO5
  5. Ask me to present a comprehensive marketing plan that explains what I'll do to market your home.
  6. Prepare Your Home for Sale
  7. Consider removing any bulky, excess, or worn out furniture. Stick extra stuff in the garage or in a private storage unit, or just throw it out if it's in really bad shape. Give the place a good cleaning. Hire a professional if necessary.
  8. Make Repairs Before Selling. Repairs will pay off, so calculate the potential return on your investment if you're tempted to spend money on just prettying things up. Kitchen and bathroom improvements tend to provide the best returns.
  9. Consider investing a few hundred dollars in a home inspection before you list your home so you'll know upfront if your property has any structural, must-repair problems.
  10. Ask me about Home Staging.
  11. Staging is a way as to give potential buyers that warm, fuzzy, I-want-to-live-here feeling. You can hire a professional stager or stage your place yourself, but you'll almost certainly get more for your home if you address this issue.
  12. Move furniture—what's left after you got rid of the bulky stuff—to make rooms look larger or cozier. Add throw rugs, pillows, or artwork in colors that tend to elicit a positive psychological response. Get the lighting just right. And don't forget the exterior. Add a few potted plants, or lay down some fresh mulch so your house says, "Welcome! Come inside!"
  13. Ask me to send professional Photographer to do pictures for you when everything is neat, clean, and attractive. Quality photos of your home that are posted in the right places can go a long way toward bringing in buyers.
  14. Now Lets Price Your Home.Don't select an agent based on the sales price she suggests. Some will try to overbid each other to get the listing. And do not overprice.
  15. Homes that are overpriced often sell for less than market value...if they sell at all. Would you want to pay $25,000 more for a similar home in the same neighborhood?
  16. Review those comparative market analyses you asked for, and look into other nearby homes that are on the market. You might even consider getting a professional appraisal so you have a firm, unbiased opinion as to what your home is really worth.
  17. Compare Net Profits
  18. I will prepare two net sheets for sellers, one with a low price and one with a high price. This way, sellers can be prepared for the worst and hope for the best.
  19. Find a Lender OR call your existing lender to find out exactly how much you'll have to pay off. You should also order a beneficiary statement. Then check out new financing offers from lending institutions and credit unions.
  20. Ask for an estimate of costs. Compare rates and fees. You might want to ask your agent for referrals to mortgage brokers because they often have more flexibility to discount rates. Mortgage brokers are more competitive.