So You Want To Sell Your House: A Beginner’s Guide

Time to sell your house - here's how
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Is it time to downsize after empty-nesting? Has your family been complaining about the limited space of your current home? If so, it’s seems like it’s time to sell your house. Let us be your guide to the wide world of real estate, where every decision has an impact on your way of life.

Do Your Homework

Knowledge is power, especially in real estate

One way or another, you’re going to want to find out the prices of homes similar to yours in your area. That way, you can come up with a fair, but competitive price. Find out what renovations will increase your home’s value, as well as turn-offs that need to be remedied before you put your home on the market. Find the best realtors (wink-wink) in your area and make sure you know exactly what you need and want once you get to sell your house.

Make Checklists – A LOT Of Checklists

Make checklists to stay sane when you sell your house

The processes involved when you decide to sell your house are numerous and time-consuming. It’s easy to lose track of the necessary steps. Making lists of important tasks like renovations, contacts to call, dates to remember and paperwork to fill out is the best way to remember it all. Listicles are a popular because they’re organized, logical progressions of thought – make sure to get your thoughts out of your head and onto some paper to stay sane.

Take Some Deep Breaths

You may need to remind yourself to relax when you sell your house.

Imagine selling your home as a marathon rather than a 100-meter sprint. Sometimes sales move quickly, sometimes they drag on for months. Either way, make sure you’re mentally prepared for the long-haul. Do your best not to stress, and if you find yourself in over your head, contact one of our realtors for a push in the right direction – or for someone to take the reigns altogether. If you’re waffling on whether or not to sell your house alone or with a real estate agent, consider this article.

Actually Sell Your House

Make the sale!

Once you have an offer, stay calm. Consider the requests of a potential buyer with the utmost respect, but know when to draw the line. We’ve got some tips on how to get top-dollar for your home on this blog that can help you a little further, but don’t be afraid of some reasonable haggling.

For these steps and every step in between, our team of skilled realtors are here to help you along the way. Selling a home can be daunting, but we’re here to help. And let’s not forget the other side of the real estate coin. When you’re ready to buy a house, consider those you might find using OMG Brokers’ Property Search Tool, and feel free to ask a team member for help on that leg of your journey.

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