The Benefits of Getting an Early Start on Selling Your Home


There’s no denying that selling your home can be stressful and often emotional. It’s a big decision with huge financial implications. The to-do list for preparing your home and setting up the listing is long. So, how can you make the process easier on yourself with the best outcome? 


Start early.

 

If you know you want to sell your home in the coming months or within the year, there are steps you can take now to alleviate a lot of the stress that comes with putting your home on the market. 


First, find a REALTOR® that you trust. Someone who knows the Greater Vancouver or Fraser Valley real estate market inside and out and can give you accurate, honest information and advice throughout the process.


Then you can start getting your home ready to sell. This will involve decluttering and cleaning every nook and cranny to get the best possible photos to showcase your home and entice potential buyers to book showings. (Read THIS BLOG POST for more ideas on how to make your home more attractive to potential buyers.) You may also need to do some minor repairs including painting walls, replacing light bulbs, tightening door hinges, etc.


When the time comes to put your property on the market, you’ll be ready to sell.


Another tip to keep in mind is to think of yourself as a businessperson throughout the process, not a homeowner. Your home has a lot of sentimental value to you, but not your buyers. You’ve made memories and shared experiences with loved ones, but now it’s time to separate the nostalgia from the transaction if your goal is to get the highest price possible for your home.


If you’re entertaining the idea of selling your home and would like to find out what the value of your home is, or if you have any questions about the selling process, please send us an email or give us a call, we’d love to talk to you. We offer a free consultation so you can see if we’d be a good fit and the right REALTOR® for you.


Simply fill out the contact form HERE and I’ll be in touch with you shortly.
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