Top 7 New Year's Resolutions for Home Sellers

Posted by Sandy Riedal on Thursday, January 31st, 2019 at 1:31pm.

With the start of the new year, thoughts naturally turn to change.  If one of your new year's resolutions is to sell your home, then making the right resolutions can help you sell your home quickly and for the best possible return.

Top 7 New Year's Resolutions for Home Sellers

  1. Move Up Spring Cleaning - Time to do your spring cleaning NOW.  Declutter, depersonalize and make your home look more spacious.

  2. Stage Your Home -  Hire a professional home stager to give your home that "model home look."  Home stagers are trained to focus on the physical and architectural assets of your home and focus the buyers' attention on those characteristics.  Search for a home stager on Houzz.

  3. Think It Through - Before you spend money on renovations and upgrades,think carefully and don't overspend by guessing.

  4. Take Care Of Neglected Repairs - This is a great time to hire a handyman or break out the tool belt to take care of deferred maintenance and take care of minor repairs.

  5. Interview Real Estate Agents - Hiring the right real estate agent is critical to your success.  Take the time to interview a number of agents and choose the right one for your needs.

  6. Check Out The Competition - Visit homes for sale in your area and adjust your timing, staging and pricing based on the market.

  7. Prepare Mentally - Selling a home can be stressful.  Be prepared for low offers, picky buyers and odd terms.  Prepare yourself now so you will take it all in stride when you're house is on the market.



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