5 Tips on How to Sell Your House

5 Tips on How to Sell Your House // Getting House Ready to Sell Checklist // Tips for Getting House Ready to Sell // Guide to Selling a Home

Getting ready to sell your home this spring? Do you need tips for getting your house ready to sell? Or maybe you want to know how to sell your house fast? Today I’m going to talk to you about the 5 things you need to do when selling your home this spring.

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So the very first thing you need to do is dust off your home, so the exterior for home really needs to be looked after.

You need to make sure the windows are clean. Make sure the siding is clean or fixed if there is any damage on the exterior. Take a look at the yard. I know that you may not have a green, green grass in spring time in Edmonton because it takes a while for the grass to come back to life.

But make sure that you’ve gotten rid of all those leaves that maybe you forgot to get rid of last fall, because that’s not going to show so well. Make sure the kid’s toys get put away because sometimes those end up forgetting to be put away and then look a little dilapidated on the yard.

Just make sure there’s nothing in terms of debris on the yard, try to have it as clean as possible. We all understand that it’s not quite green grass, and no one else is gonna have green grass except for those homes that have artificial grass.

You want to take a look and make sure that those exterior items are taken care of first. Then the second thing is you want to repair the inside of your home to show.

When we work with our clients we have our stager come out and give you advice in terms of what things you need to do. We are just going to touch on a few things.

First, we want to make sure your home is depersonalized. Let’s just make a rule of thumb – 1/3 of toys that your kids have need to be around, the other 2/3’s need to be packed away. So just think of it as this and don’t feel bad, just think when you sell your home and when you move, it’s like giving your kids gifts without having to buy them, because we all know that they’re all new toys once they reopen them, right?

Make sure you have some cabinets, cupboards, or boxes set aside so that when you are showing homes, you can kind of quickly tuck them away.

Now, the third thing you want to consider when selling your home, make sure to talk to your family. So who’s all involved? Who lives in the property and talk to them coordinate your schedules. Make sure that the schedules are all in line. Make sure everyone understands the priority and significance of getting a showing. It’s very important to make sure you accommodate because you’ve got to get those buyers in to get an offer.

The fourth thing that you want to consider is getting the right price for your home. When you’re selling your home this spring, you want to make sure you think about the price. You want to think about the market. Is it a buyer’s market? Is it a seller’s market? Is it a declining market? Is it a recovering market? Spring market is just one factor. Spring market, if anything, has more buyers, but it also has more listings that are coming on.

Other sellers like yourselves are also waiting till spring, and now they’re ready to do that as well. You have to think buyers are more out because they want to come and find a place and move-in in the summer time before school starts.

Probably similar reasons as to why you’re selling. You want to make sure that when you look at the price of home that you’re looking at all these factors, so that you find the best price.

And the fifth thing to consider?

Well more like do when selling your home is – I absolutely, highly recommend, and it’s not because I am biased or anything, but you need to work with a professional realtor.

Working with a professional realtor will absolutely help to sell your home. We have a marketing plan on our side in terms of, what are we gonna do to sell your home? We do this full time.

We’re able to market your home full time while you’re at work and taking care of the kids or going on vacation or not in the country. We’re able to take care of everything and make sure that your house not only shows the best but is marketed the best and is also followed up with the best when your house is being shown by other agents.

Hopefully those tips helped you in terms of thinking about what you need to do to sell your home this spring.

If you have any questions, or you are thinking about selling your home this spring and you want to know a price and you want to know what you need to do – shoot me a message. I’d be happy to talk to you. And if you have any friends or family that are also thinking of selling this spring, just tag them down below

Check out the video, and let us know what you think is the BEST tip in the comments!

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