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7 Steps to Home Selling Success

7 Steps to Home Sale Success

1. Chose an Experienced Realtor –
At Carolyn Clark & Associates, we provide the market knowledge, advice, strategic planning and skillful negotiating you need to take fullest advantage of your selling opportunity.

2. Get a Pre-listing Home Inspection –
Avoid costly surprises and minimize the chance of buyers finding conditions that would allow them to re-negotiate the sale.

3. Make Necessary Repairs Now –
Don’t wait to make those needed repairs and risk losing a buyer later!

4. Give Your House an Instant Facelift –
Whether you’re preparing your house to sell or just updating its appearance, a few key changes in your decor can make a dramatic difference.

5. Increase Curb Appeal –
Fresh paint and a spruced up yard say “well maintained home” to a buyer. Make a great “first impresstion” with a few new plantings, pruning, flowers and mulch.

6. Update Kitchens and Baths –
Remodeled kitchen and baths are a “must” with many buyers and offer a big payback to sellers.

7. Price it Right! –
You win when buyers compete, so list your house at a “competitive” price to attract value-savvy buyers.

  Smooth the Selling Process

To help smooth the transaction process when listing a home, consider the advantages of the pre-listing home inspection...minimizing the chance of the buyers finding conditions that would allow them to renegotiate the deal.

With a pre-listing inspection, both the seller and the listing agent are made aware of defects that may necessitate repair or replacement or simple maintenance items that can be performed before showing the home. In this manner, the home will show in the best possible light, and the possibility of surprises during the showing or the pre-purchase home inspection can be reduced.

This leaves control of the transaction in the hands of the sellers and listing agents by minimizing the change of the buyers finding conditions that would allow them to renegotiate the deal. If you have not done this in the past, I urge you to try it on your next listing.