What are the basics to selling a home?

Selling a home can be one of the most stressful situations in your life. In our economy right now, the housing market has gotten so terrible that it is difficult to find affordable houses that are really worth what you are paying for them. Even so, there comes a time in most people’s lives when selling their house is no longer an option.

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What should I do to prepare my house to be sold?

Make it presentable
When people look through a house that is for sale, they like to be able to imagine their own personal belongings being in the house, so ridding the house of excess clutter can give them a better view of what the house would look like after they moved in. This presentable house should always be kept this way, because you truly never know when someone will want to come and see the house, and you want every opportunity you can get to be able to show it. Lost shows mean possible lost sales.

Have an inspection done
Part of selling the house is having an inspection done, so it might be wise to go ahead and have a preliminary inspection done, just so you can see where the problems will be and you can fix them ahead of time.

Do any changes you would want done before selling the house
If the inspector gave you anything that needed to be changed or if you have gotten ideas or feedback from family or friends of ways you could increase the value of the home, now is the time to do it to prepare for the sale.

Should I use an agent or sell it on my own?
Many people try to get around using an agent to sell their home because they don’t want to have to go through the middle man. Picking an agent does mean that you have to give the agent some of your profit for all of the hard work that they did setting up appointments for people to view your home, working with you to make your home highly saleable, and in the end, nailing a sale for you.

But this is exactly why you need them. All of these appointments, phone calls, and hard work are things that the agent can take care of while you are picking out a new house or packing your current home. So what happens to those people who think they can get away from paying an agent by selling the house on their own? Well, you don’t necessarily have the advertisement that you do when an agent is representing your home. You are mostly relying on traffic past your house to see that it is for sale. There are also websites online that you can use to list your house, but again, you will be doing all of the work. It’s also much easier to get paperwork done and negotiations done through a mediator like a real estate agent. It just keeps things easier and more organized.

So, if you are ready to sell your home and get to work on the things that need to be done before it will sell, make the decision of whether you want to take on the task of selling your Aurora home yourself or hiring a company to do it for you. I think it’s easy to see that real estate agencies will make your life much easier!