Are you thinking of selling your house and you're not too sure where to begin? Don't fret. We've written a guide to give you the steps you'll want to follow when selling your Greenville home. With our help, you can receive top dollar for your property smooth and seamlessly. Keep reading to learn more.
1. Hire a Real Estate Agent
There's no one better to help you sell your home than a licensed real estate agent. These professionals are experts at buying and selling homes and will take the time to really discover what is important to their clients. They'll complete all of the negotiating and marketing of your home, so that you can rest easy. Find an agent that you really trust and that has your best interests in mind.
2. Price Properly
Pricing your home properly may be the biggest factor that will influence how quickly your home is sold. You'll want to look at the current real estate market trends and homes that have just sold in your neighborhood. Have your home professionally appraised, or get a free-home evaluation for an approximate estimate. It's not recommended to overprice your home because you run the risk of your property being listed for too long, which is a warning sign to potential buyers.
3. Tidy & Declutter
When potential buyers are walking through a home, they're essentially trying to imagine their lives in that house. This can be difficult if you have too much furniture or knick-knacks everywhere. Give your home a good cleaning before a showing and put away photos, trinkets and clutter. If possible, become a minimalist. This will also save you a ton of time on moving day!
4. Make Repairs
If you've been putting off fixing that pesky dent in the wall or that nick in your hardwood floor, you might want to make your repairs before showing your home. Potential buyers will notice these items and may try use them against you when it comes time to negotiating. And you'll want your home to look good, no excuses.
5. Have Proper Photos Taken
Good photos can make all the difference when selling your home. There's nothing worse than a photo of a cluttered laundry room or living room. Potential buyers first judge your home by these photos, so you'll want quality images. Also, try to make sure your house is immaculate before they're taken.
6. Be Flexible For Showings
Your home should be show-ready and accessible to every potential buyer at a moment's notice. This means you need to be flexible. Try having your home tidy at all times during this process and avoid rescheduling showings.
7. Review All Offers with an Open Mind
You may receive some offers that you would never think of entertaining, but it's important to weigh each offer objectively and with an open mind. Look closely at all details with your agent to weigh the pros and cons of each offer in an effort to make the best decision. This also includes low offers, high offers and first offers.
8. Take Time to Understand Documents
Make sure your real estate agent takes the time to properly explain all legal documents to you. They may have legal ramifications, so it's extremely important you understand what you're signing. Additionally, you may want to obtain a real estate attorney to help you with this to ensure there are no surprises down the road.
9. Don't Stress...Or Try Not To
Your real estate agent is there to take on all of the stress. They're experts and they'll be there to guide you every step of the way – from consult to closing. So try to relax and get excited for your next home.
Selling your Greenville home can seem like an overwhelming process, but with the help of an experienced agent at RE/MAX Moves, selling your property can be seamless. If you're interested in learning more about selling your Greenville home, contact us today or simply call us at 864-757-4787.
RE/MAX Moves 100 Batesville Road, Suite C Simpsonville, SC 29681 Office: (864) 757-4787