Simple Steps To Selling Your Home

Selling a homeThe American Dream likes to keep things simple, from buying your dream home to selling your most prized possession. As you may have seen, our blog has discussed a lot about finding and buying your perfect home, but did you know that selling a home can be just as simple? This is true! Selling doesn’t have to complicated. Knowing the ins and outs of selling with the right tools will have your home sold in no time!

Step1: Decide to Sell

This step may seem pretty obvious but seriously consider your decision to sell. For many, selling a home can come with mixed feelings, some bittersweet, excited, or relieved. Whatever the case may be, make sure you are making the right choice for yourself. 

Step 2: Decide How You Want to Sell

In deciding to sell, there are a couple of options that you can take advantage of:

Hire A Real Estate Agent

Selling your home can be a complex process. With the help of a real estate agent, they can help you in the selling process from start to finish. Agents are equipped with loads of knowledge to help make your sell benefit you in the best way possible. 

Sell It Yourself

Going the For Sale By Owner (FSBO) route has pros and cons like any other option. If you choose to go this route, keep in mind that you will be doing all the work, including listing your home, marketing, contracts, and everything in between. 

Step 3: Price your Home

What are you willing to sell your home for? What is a price that is not too high to turn buyers away and a price not too low leaving you on the losing end of the sale? Keep in mind that you might be emotionally attached to your former home, which most likely will stand behind the price you are willing to sell your home for. To help you get a level-headed opinion on the pricing of your home, a realtor can help you come up with a competitive price. At the right price, buyers will be knocking on your door in no time to give you an offer.

To help you get an idea of the value of your home, check out the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s House Price Calculator.

Step 4: Prepare Your Home

 To lure future buyers into buying, your home has to be in tip-top shape before anyone lays an eye on it. At this step, you want to fix flaws, such as chipped paint, and make repairs on all broken, stained, or problematic places. In this step, also consider upgrading a few places in the home, such as the kitchen or patio. Doing this will not only attract buyers but will also increase your home’s value, giving you more profit.

Step 5: Market Your Home

After all the hard work you have done, it is time to take a few pictures and wait for buyers to come flooding in. List your home online and on social media to spread the word to help attract as many buyers as possible. A real estate agent can help by listing your home on MLS, giving you a larger range of potential buyers from all over to make an offer on your home. 

Selling a home is as simple as that! The American Dream wants to help you sell your home so that you can be one step closer to living your American Dream. Get in touch with one of our agents to help you sell your home today! 

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