SELLING A HOME
Hire a home inspector
Before you list your home, it's important to consider having a home inspection to uncover any underlying issues that you can repair or adjust for in your asking price. This will increase the value of your home and make it more appealing to potential buyers.
Develop a flexible sales strategy
What is your initial asking price? How long will you allow before making a price reduction? What is the lowest amount you accept? Having a sales plan in place will help you react quickly, allowing you to sell your home more quickly.
Allow yourself easy transition options
Selling your home and relocating is a time consuming process that can be costly if you are required to find interim housing. Asking for a long close or a rent-back option (where you stay in the house as a renter while you find and plan for your new home), allows you more time to look for your new home.
Have your buyer pre-approved
Require the buyer to be pre-approved within five to 10 days of accepting their offer. By doing this, if the buyer can't proceed, you haven't wasted time, and you will know the financing conditions on your existing home have been settled before you make an offer on a new home.
Get professional help
Hiring the help of a professional sales agent will make the sales transaction a smoother and more enjoyable process. Additionally, it will allow you more time to focus on finding a new home and relocating.