5 Things to do Before Listing Your Home

Thinking about selling your homes? Let's look at five things you should accomplish before listing your property.

1. Find a great real estate agent

First things first, Real Estate Agent. Have a look around, Rate My Agent offers an inside look at Realtors and other sellers’ experiences with them. You can see unbiased opinions on your local realtors and get in touch from there. You can see my reviews here. 

The next step would be calling the realtor(s) that you like the look of and seeing whether it is a fit. A good working relationship is crucial when selling your homes as you will be working with your realtor to get the best buyers and offer for your home. You may also want to buy a new property and your realtor can also guide you through that process. 

If you have any questions about my Realtor experience, areas of expertise or any questions around selling your condo, please call me - (778) 835 5621 - there’s no obligation to work with me, but I am happy to answer any questions about selling your condo.

2. Declutter living areas

So, you have decided to sell. It’s time to de-clutter. 

Less is definitely more when it comes to getting your home ready to show. Do a clean sweep of counters, windowsills, tables, and all other visible areas, and then tackle behind closed doors: closets, drawers, and cupboards. Clutter takes attention from the great features that your homes has to offer. 

Clearing your clutter will mean that buyers are able to best see the storage space your home has. Storage is high up on a condo-buyers list, so make sure you prioritise this. 

You are almost starting the moving process before you have sold your condo. 

3. Deep Clean

This should be the cleanest your home has ever been. If you can afford it, now is the time to hire a cleaner. It’s worth the money, especially if your homes is carpeted. Clean homes make a real difference to prospective buyers, and often buyers can not attach themselves to a cluttered or unclean space. 

Many home buyers expect the house they buy to be cleaner than the one they currently own. This truth is a reality that must be accounted for. A clean house gives the impression that the property has been well maintained and therefore less likely to have issues. 

First impressions count! 

4. Depersonalise

Before staging, photos and showings - take your personal items down. Take this opportunity to have a clear out and put the things you are keeping in storage. It helps buyers to envision themselves living in the property. They can imagine their things in the space and it helps to create a more neutral environment.

5. Organize the Paperwork

Get yourself organized. Mortgage paperwork, permits and inspections - also any receipt of improvements and repairs you have done, so buyers know how recent they are. Any manuals or documents for appliances, especially if they are covered by a warranty. 

Being organized and prepared before listing will help things run smoothly. Any questions, I am here to help!

 Let’s do this. Email me today to find out what your homes is worth, or give me a call - (778) 835 5621. 

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Sheldon Coxford
Residential Realtor®

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