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Selling Your Home? 5 Things To Know Well Before

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in Features, Real Estate Radar, Variety

No, it’s not the time to be emotionally weak. 

No matter how long you stayed in that house or the infinite memories you have there, it’s time for a NEW BEGINNING. 

And we know that new beginnings are often hard. But, let’s not forget they are exciting too!

So now in the same enthusiastic and motivated spirit, let’s get started with the real work, i.e. talking about the important things to know for all of you who are planning to sell your property. 

Keep these in mind and your house shall be totally prepared to hit the market. 

1.Pull yourself together emotionally

As already mentioned, it’s not the time to fall prey to your emotions. 

Once upon a time, it was a home you built with your family. Now, you have to consider it as just a house you are selling away. 

Let go of all the affection and personal attachment, pull yourself together and get set in the race to sell your property. 

Villa with pool - Photo by Ralph Kayden on Unsplash - Marquette Turner Luxury Homes
Photo by Ralph Kayden on Unsplash

2. Any repair is worth the investment

Once you’ve made up your mind and freed yourself of any emotional strain, have a look at the condition of your place. It must be appealing enough for the buyers. 

That being said, look for any minor faults or fixtures and get them repaired. Trust, us, they are worth the investment because any house that’s in great condition not only attracts the likes of potential buyers but also a hefty sum of money. 

Some minor things to look out for repair:

  1. Whether the wallpaper/paint is intact
  2. Leaky taps
  3. Uncleaned glass windows
  4. Uneven flooring
  5. Properly functioning doors and cupboards

3.Hire an agent for a smooth process

There are some people who set sail in the process of selling the property all by themselves. 

If you are one of those and especially someone who does not have any prior experience in it, kindly refrain from it. 

Firstly, because an agent is an experienced professional who has a lot more knowledge than you do. He/she has the eye for detail and knows the tricks to get in touch with the potential buyers unlike you. The agent will make sure you get in touch with only those buyers who are willing to write you a paycheck. Hence, saving a lot of time and efforts of yours. 

Secondly, in case of any problems you don’t have to feel intimidated or rush to take the help of others. Your agent will do the job all by himself. He indeed has had a lot of experience handling tough situations at work. 

Thirdly, your agent has a thorough knowledge of the paperwork and the pitfalls involved in it. So, just hire one if you want the process to conclude smoothly. 

4.Planning to sell during the winter months

Winter is a time of festivities, fun, and social engagement. So clearly, people are busy during this time either relaxing at their homes or visiting their loved ones. 

So, if you are planning to sell during this time, you won’t expect many active buyers. In fact, the sellers too are pretty few in the market. 

It’s best you postpone your plans of selling to the spring season if you want to want to sign the best possible deal and close it with a heavy paycheck. 

5.Organize all your documents well

While you’re busy preparing your house for a sale, it’s all the more essential to have all the necessary documents in place. Each of the following documents shall be requested by your agent, potential buyers, and the attorney too. 

  1. Deed/ mortgage satisfaction
  2. Copies of rent agreements
  3. All utility bills (like water, electricity, gas connection) and house tax bills
  4. Check for any building violations and get them cleared

Besides, your agent is always at your assistance. In case any other document is required, he/she shall definitely let you know. 

Keep these things in mind and be rest assured of a stress-free sale process. In case you’re looking for someone to assist you in the same, Res Property Surveyors are the name to trust. Happy selling! 

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