How To Sell Your Home

You’ve made the decision to sell your home… Now what? Selling a home can be a stressful time; you need to prepare the home, make repairs, clean, and then comes the marketing and listing the property. It can seem a little bit overwhelming, but we want to make the process as smooth as possible. It starts by giving us a call first. We can go over what your home is worth now and what you may need to do to get the very most profit from the sale. Staging, cleaning, prepping, listing, and showing is all part of the home selling process. We want to be by your side through the process helping you understand the legal jargon that comes along with the listing contract, negotiating between buyer and seller, and answering any questions you have along the way.

The Value

Before selling, you want to know your property’s general value.

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The Preparation

Alex and Katie have a unique background in home renovation and design. We have a trained eye to help you determine how to make your home appeal to the greatest number of buyers in your market. We will help you make a plan to prepare your home for sale.

Clean

Nothing says a beautifully staged home better than a clean home. If necessary, consider hiring a professional cleaning service while your home is on the market. Cleaning services will typically pay attention to the most minor details including keeping window and door tracks clean, dusting ceiling fans, shelves, and picture frames, cleaning baseboards, countertops, and even cabinet faces. All of these details will need to be cleaned meticulously as buyers are notorious for checking over everything with white gloves.

Stage

This doesn’t necessarily mean hiring a professional stager. Staging companies can be fairly spending but you can also hire a consultation. They can give you tips and suggestions on how to stage your particular home, but the basics are fairly true for just about every home:

    • Declutter and depersonalize
    • Keep knickknacks and items to a minimum, no more than three per table or countertop
    • Keep walkways clear opening up the flow of the home for each room
    • Keep things neutral, no bright colors or dark paint tones.
    • Don’t neglect curb appeal. This is probably the first impression your home will make on a potential buyer.
    • Landscaping matters. Keep lawns mowed and trimmed, trees clear and leaves raked or swept.
    • Keep the home staged.

 

A good rule of thumb is to not make any mess that cannot be cleaned up in 30 minutes or less. You never know when you’re going to have one of those last-minute showings and nothing is more stressful than running like a mad person through the house cleaning at the last minute. Make sure everyone in the house is on board, even little kids. They can help clean up their own areas, organize toys, and keep items to a minimum.

The Marketing

Katie and Alex have a proven track record of selling our listings quickly and for top dollar. We have a proprietary blend of herbs and spices we sprinkle on your home and poof, it sells! (just kidding. I figured you if you got this far you needed a laugh). We use our proven 10 Steps To Sold plan and combine it with your needs to design a custom plan to sell your home. Contact us to learn more about how our patented process makes it seem like a robot could sell your home.

Be flexible

This is probably one of the top pieces of advice I can give to sellers. He flexible. You’re dealing with a lot of people and selling a property and it’s sometimes hard to keep your emotions out of the deal. Remember, buyers are going to try to get the lowest price they can with the best terms and of course, you want the most profit from the sale. Having a great real estate team by your side makes negotiations easy and the process hassle free. Let’s make your next move an easy one. Contact us today for a free listing presentation or to find out what your central Utah home is currently worth.

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