Listing your Home? Here are 10 things to consider

Dated: March 6 2023

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10 Things To Consider When Listing Your Home For Sale


Selling your home can be a daunting task. You want to make sure you get the best possible price while ensuring that the process is as smooth and stress-free as possible. To help you achieve this, we've compiled a list of the top 10 things to consider when selling your home.


  1. Price your home right. One of the most important factors in selling your home is pricing it correctly. An overpriced home can deter potential buyers, while an underpriced home may leave you with less profit than you deserve. Conducting a thorough market analysis and seeking advice from a professional can help you price your home competitively.


  1. Get your home inspected. Before putting your home on the market, it's important to have it inspected by a professional. This can help you identify any issues that need to be addressed before putting your home up for sale, and can also give you peace of mind that your home is in good condition.


  1. Make necessary repairs. If your inspection reveals any issues, it's important to address them before showing your home. Even minor repairs can make a big difference in how your home is perceived by potential buyers.


  1. Declutter and stage your home. A messy home can be a turnoff for potential buyers. Take the time to declutter and clean your home thoroughly, and consider hiring a professional stager to help showcase your home's best features.


  1. Market your home effectively. Effective marketing is key to attracting potential buyers. Consider hiring a professional real estate photographer and utilizing online platforms and social media to showcase your home.


  1. Be prepared for showings. Showing your home can be stressful, but being prepared can make the process much smoother. Keep your home clean and tidy at all times, and be flexible with scheduling showings.


  1. Consider working with a real estate agent. A professional real estate agent can help you navigate the selling process and ensure that you get the best possible price for your home. They can also handle negotiations and paperwork, making the process much less stressful.


  1. Know your timeline. Selling your home can be a time-consuming process, so it's important to know your timeline and plan accordingly. Be prepared for the possibility that your home may not sell immediately, and have a backup plan in case you need to stay in your home longer than expected.


  1. Be open to negotiation. Negotiation is a key part of the selling process, so it's important to be open to offers and counteroffers. Work with your real estate agent to determine a strategy for negotiating and be willing to compromise to get the best possible deal.


  1. Understand your legal obligations. Selling your home comes with legal obligations, so it's important to understand the process and any legal requirements involved. Consider seeking advice from a real estate attorney to ensure that you are complying with all applicable laws and regulations. 

 Selling your home can be a stressful time. There is generally an obvious emotional attachment to your home. It's our job as Realtors to provide you with all the historical Sold data at our disposal to help you decide on a listing price. The decision is always yours as the homeowner and we will respect this decision. By working together and following these tips you can ensure you will get the best possible price and outcome in the sale of your home.


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Trevor Bearchell

An almost lifetime resident of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Trevor has worn a few different hats in his working life. The bulk of it spent as co-owner with his wife of 27 years at the Terracotta Cafe and Bear....

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