How Do I List My Home on the Market?

Here’s What to Know Before You List Your Home on the Market

Unless you want to keep multiple properties, most people must sell their current homes if they plan to move to another location. The home sale process can be exciting and fun, but it can also involve a lot of steps that you may need to learn about as a first-time lister.

Most people also hope that their homes sell quickly for the highest price possible, but that may not always happen, depending on certain factors. For example, your area’s housing market and when you list your home can affect how much your property goes for. 

Below are the steps involved with listing your home for sale and how you can get a great deal.

  1. Hire a Knowledgeable Realtor 

The first step you should take when listing your home is to hire a knowledgeable realtor! Look up agent profiles in your area and check their reviews on google or Yelp. Make sure they have experience and know the neighborhood market well. 

When shopping around for a realtor, you should ask questions like how long they have been in business and how they advertise properties for their clients. Someone with a solid online presence will ensure that your home gets seen by a wide variety of potential buyers and will sell faster!

  1. Clean Your Home Before Selling It

You need to do a lot before you can list your home on the market. It’s a great idea to plan a timeline so you can get things done without feeling too rushed. Consider setting aside about two or three months for cleaning and planning out home inspections. Decluttering your home and performing a deep clean can take much longer than you realize. A home inspection can also be scheduled at this time so your property can be sold quickly.

  1. Schedule Professional Photos

A realtor will recommend scheduling professional photos for your home sale after you’ve completed the pre-sale cleaning. High-quality pictures of your property can significantly increase your chances of selling quickly and reasonably priced. Professional real estate photographers will know how to capture a home to look more spacious, brighter, and attractive.  

  1. Set a Realistic Price

Everyone wants to sell their home for the highest price possible, but you may be disappointed if you aim too high. A good realtor can help you determine the best possible number for your property compared with other properties in the area. If your price is unrealistic, you may not receive any offers, and your home can end up sitting on the market for longer than you want. Houses that sit on the market for too long can sell for much less than the original asking price!

List Your Home on the Market With a Knowledgeable Realtor 

Interested in selling your home soon? Finding a knowledgeable realtor in the Southern California area can be simple! Contact Linda Moore for assistance with listing your home on the market today.

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