Selling your home can seem like a huge undertaking. With the right amount of guidance and preparation it doesn’t have to be. Most people know within 18 months if they are planning to sell. Homeowners should utilize that time to prepare their home to list. First you will want to hire the right agent. I like to start with a meeting either by phone or in person, introducing myself and explaining how I do business. Typically we exchange email addresses and from there I send my clients monthly market updates. This allows to get them in the know on how much they can expect to get for their home. In addition we talk about small projects that they can get done around the home to make it more marketable. Once we get closer to listing day we go over some staging and decluttering strategies. Once we are ready to list we look at the comps to pick our price. This part is most important. If you price a home incorrectly, you could lose thousands of dollars and a lot of your time. you always want to price according to the comps. You should never expect that someone is going to magically over pay for your house. Even if they love it, that’s not how the market works. You also have to consider the home needs to appraise at value for the buyer’s loan to go through. Once you set the price, we secure a lockbox on the front door for showings, put a sign up and start marketing the home. I like to run ads and market my homes on the internet. Make sure your realtor goes over in depth what their marketing plan is for you. After all, you are hiring us to do the very important job of selling your home. You should know the process.