“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
Like so many things in life, preparation ultimately determines the fate of the undertaking when it comes to selling your home. Preparing your home, and yourself, for the sales journey is imperative because it is a long jaunt from start to finish. Knowing what lies ahead, what steps to take and taking them before you come on the market is imperative if you want to maximize profits.
This guide is for you whether you want to sell your property by yourself or hire a professional. I recommend the latter, but with this guide you'll be able to determine who to hire, how to ask for the marketing plan that you want and how to negotiate commissions. Some of you will earn money by doing what it takes to sell your own home - and I am all for that if the job suits you. My suggestion is to read this short guide cover-to-cover before you do much else. It will help you to see how the baby steps lead to a journey you can complete. Understanding what is involved in preparing a house for sale will make you a better seller and a better negotiator too. Once you’ve read through it, use the steps as markers on your journey.
Whatever you do, don’t blow your debut. Take your time to prepare and the rewards will be great. Here, in an organized step by step way, I’ll help you understand the steps that you, or your Realtor, will need to take to sell your home for the highest amount in the least amount of time.
Selling your home isn’t a cakewalk, but it can be rewarding, financially responsible, and by the way, a good way to challenge yourself and maybe even toughen your skin. There will be work and rejection, but if you have the drive and the chutzpah, you can learn a lot about yourself and about people. Nowhere like selling a home do so many facets of peoples’ personalities, negotiating styles, patience and lifestyle choices come together in a financially significant, emotional transaction.Selling Real estate is an art, and this guide is intended to help you understand how to maximize the return on your home by engaging in the steps that will help you create your art and show it off as valuable. Whether you use this guide before hiring a Realtor or instead of hiring a professional, I am certain your transaction will be less stressful, more fun and more financially rewarding.