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So you’ve decided to sell your home. It’s not a bad idea, given the seller’s market currently prevalent in the country at large. You stand to make more on your home now than you would have a few years ago, and things are bound to turn around at some point, so you might as well. There are some things you should do first though.

Fix It Up

Everyone wants to get the best deal they can for their home. Making sure yours is in good condition is one of the best things you can do to make that happen. Start by having any necessary repairs and maintenance done, and then get to making your home look as attractive as possible. Bathroom and kitchen upgrades are pretty common, as is repainting the home. Using neutral colors makes it easier to appeal to a wider range of buyers. Don’t forget the outside of your home too. According to Scotts, landscaping can make a huge difference in your home’s curb appeal.

Get an Inspection

If you aren’t quite sure what needs to be done to get your home in tip top shape, getting an inspection done is a great way to identify problems that need fixing as well as others that may be on the horizon. Some problems will be more of a priority than others. According to J Bixler Inspections, if an inspection uncovers serious problems, you need to fix them before the sale. At a minimum, you should expect lower offers if you don’t. No one wants to buy a home at full price if they’re going to have to shell out a small fortune to fix things up as soon as they move in.

Get an Agent

Getting an agent is one of the better things you can do to get the best price for your home. A quality real estate agent knows the market and how to present your home so it’s at its most appealing. They also know how to navigate the sales process. It’s their job to negotiate the terms that will be most beneficial to you in the sale. According to The Balance, finding a good real estate agent can really make a difference in how selling your home goes.

 

If you want to get the best results from the sale of your home, it’s important to make sure you have everything in order and that you understand the process as much as possible before diving in. There’s a decent amount of work that goes into making sure a home is ready to sell. Once you’ve got it all good to go, hiring an agent is one of the better things you can do to make sure the sale goes smoothly from start to finish.

 

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