Last week on my blog I talked about resolutions you should make (and keep) if you are planning to buy in 2018. This blog can be found here https://thehouse4u.ca/2018-home-buying-goals/. But what should you do if you are planning to sell in 2018? Regardless of season or market conditions, remember that you only have one chance to make a good first impression. Before listing your home, commit to these five New Year’s Resolutions to help ensure the quickest sale for the highest price.
Mark Your Calendar
Set your listing date well in advance to help you anticipate, plan and prepare to sell your home.
Assess your homes condition and make any necessary repairs or replacements. It can be tough to evaluate your own home so have your agent, or even your neighbor come in and help!
Three to six months before your home hits the market contact your agent for some comparables to get a ballpark estimate.
A cluttered home can suggest to potential buyers that there is a lack of space. Also think, if you de-clutter now it’s less to pack later!
Stage to Sell
This can be as simple as removing family photos and any personal items. You want to make it as easy as possible for potential buyers to visualize themselves in your home.