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Ready to Sell Your Home? Local Realtor’s Timeline For a Smooth, Stress-Free Process January 23, 2018

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Ready to Sell Your Home? Local Realtor’s Timeline For a Smooth, Stress-Free Process, Martinsburg, West Virginia

When it comes to selling your home, there is so much to do that it can get overwhelming. Hiring an agent, marketing, holding open houses, and all the other tasks that go along with listing your home for sale can make for a stressful process. The experts at Re/Max Real Estate Group in Charles Town, WV have prepared a quick and easy timeline that will help get you through the process and get your house on the market as stress-free as possible.

Local Agent’s Timeline for a Smooth Selling Process

Immediately:Set a Date & Hire a Real Estate Agent

Home for saleOnce you decide you are ready to list your home for sale, start interviewing agents. You want to locate someone who is familiar with the market in your area and who has successfully sold homes there before. Check with friends, family, and neighbors for recommendations. You’ll spend a lot of time working with your agent, so make sure you take time to find someone you are comfortable with. Once you find an agent, they can work with you to set a date to put your home on the market.

Six Weeks Before Listing: Get Your Home Ready

Start tackling repairs and upgrades as soon as you can. Taking care of these items early will help avoid any potential issues that may arise during the inspection. Next, do a deep clean of every area of the home. This will help make sure the home is presentable for marketing photos and for open houses. Lastly, de-clutter every room, start packing, and moving unused items to storage. By downsizing, you can highlight all the features for potential buyers.

Two Weeks Before Listing: Photograph Your Home

When listing your home for sale, you’ll need to take lots of photographs. This is a critical step because it is the core of your marketing strategy and will likely be the potential buyer’s first impression. Ideally, you want to hire someone to take professional photographs, as they’ll have the expertise to highlight all of your home’s wonderful features. 

One Week Before Listing: The Final Details

Do one last check to make sure the home is clean and clear of any clutter. Work with your agent to make sure all of the marketing material has been prepared. Ask them for a listing of all of the marketing avenues they will pursue. Make sure the marketing plan includes a broad range of outlets including online, print, and face-to-face. Getting as much exposure as possible will help build interest and hopefully lead to a quick sale.

Placing your home for sale doesn’t need to be a painful process. With a bit of planning, you can make it through smoothly. If you are looking for a trusted agent to help sell your home, turn to Re/Max Real Estate Group. This team of experts has the expertise and skill to help you meet your real estate goals. Call them at (303) 728-7477, or visit their website for more information.

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