Thinking of selling your home? How to Prep for a Successful Home Sale

Dated: August 20 2021

Views: 28

Are you thinking about selling your home? 

Supply is low and demand is high right now, which means many sellers are seeing quick turnarounds and healthy profits.

Still, despite the hot market, selling a home isn’t easy. If you want the experience to be as smooth as possible, prepping early and enlisting help are key. 

Want to make sure you’re primed for a fast and profitable home sale? Here’s what you can do:

Focus on curb appeal. Curb appeal can make a huge difference, so spend time painting the shutters, power-washing the exterior and tidying up the landscaping to make sure your home catches buyers’ eyes.

Declutter and clean. Pare down your belongings and get the house looking cleaner than ever. You want it to be pristine for any listing photos and videos.

Have an exit plan. Showings can be tricky, especially if you have kids or pets. Make sure you have a plan for how you’ll keep the home clean, and know where you’ll go when a showing is scheduled.

Know your next steps. Where will you go after you sell? In a hot market, it may be hard to find a home to buy right away. Make sure you have a backup plan, like a friend’s house or a rental you can use in the meantime.

Prep for the costs. Selling isn’t free. You’ll need to budget for things like repairs, upgrades, staging costs and commissions. If you’re buying a new home, you’ll have additional costs, too.

Do you need help with your sale or want to find out how much your home is worth? Reach out today.

Blog author image

Wanda Hardee

Randy and Wanda are both full time, full service realtors serving the Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties area. Experience and attention to detail is what sets Randy and Wanda apart in the Upstate ....

Latest Blog Posts

Common Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

When the market is competitive, many homeowners opt to renovate their properties rather than sell or buy.This can be a smart move for many reasons, but as you know, home projects can often end up

Read More

Thinking of selling your home? How to Prep for a Successful Home Sale

Are you thinking about selling your home? Supply is low and demand is high right now, which means many sellers are seeing quick turnarounds and healthy profits.Still, despite the hot market,

Read More

Pros and Cons to Selling Your Home Alone or With a Real Estate Professional

There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert you

Read More

12 Simple Decisions to Make 2021 Better than 2020

It’s about time to turn the page on 2020. And thankfully so.What should we expect for 2021? My wish is that things will begin to return to some resemblense of normal. But I’m not in

Read More