MONTHS LONG PREPARATIONS TO SELL YOUR HOME
Updated: Jun 28
Start Months Ahead to Sell a House
Despite of our best intentions to plan and organize life, things happen that surprise us. Putting your house on the market involves advance preparations, because you need to start months ahead to sell a house.
To insure your house will sell for the highest price possible, there are a few tasks you’ll need to consider, prioritize and complete:
1) Decide if you will list with a real estate broker.
If yes, select one you trust more and follow what that person suggests. If no, continue reading the following suggestions, all common to most agents, in all parts of the country.
2) Make a plan, in priority order, how and when to repair, clean and finally de-clutter your house. When you take a moment to stand back and see your surroundings as others see them, you’ll quickly know your priorities.
3) Eliminate all the belongings you won’t keep when you move, since you’ll certainly be moving when your house sells. Go ahead and discard or donate whatever you own that won’t be moving on with you, and that will enhance the appearance of your house showings when the time comes.
4) Unlike cleaning and de-cluttering, making house repairs can be quite costly. Hiring a house inspector is the first thing on the list, which should cost less than $500. It is an excellent investment if you are listing with a real estate broker and putting your home on the market, because eventually a buyer will hire an inspector and you don’t want to be surprised at their inspection report.
5) With your inspector’s report in hand, prioritize the house repairs as do-it-yourself projects, or hire contractors to complete them. It’s impossible to know the costs of needed house repairs without getting estimates from local contractors.
Can’t Afford Needed Repairs to Sell A House?
It might be all the money involved, or it might simply be the time. Locating house remodeling contractors, interviewing them, getting and checking referrals, and then getting a place on their busy schedules can be quite tricky. And then, in the end, it can be very expensive.
There is an alternative to this typical, lengthy, often expensive process. Professional home buyers are in the business of purchasing single-family homes, duplexes, apartment buildings and commercial buildings. Your home may be of interest to them, too.
The truth is, you don’t have to start months ahead to sell a house. You can just call 919-444-8778 and everything will be handled by professionals.
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