Selling Your Home?

If you’re thinking about selling your home, these tips can help you get started

How to Sell Your Home to Get the Best Value

Use this as a practical guide or for creative inspiration to make the most of this selling opportunity.

First Things First:  

  • Find a real estate agent. With all the paperwork, financing, inspections, marketing, pricing and negotiating, it makes sense to work with professionals who know the local community. Find an experienced real estate agent with a track record of selling homes in your area. Then listen to their recommendations.
  • Set the list price of your home. Research the market and your neighborhood on websites like® and®, and attend some open houses in your area. Then work with your agent to determine the right price.
  • Always keep your home “Show Ready.” The next person who walks into your home could be your buyer. Keep the place cleaned and vacuumed. No dirty dishes in the sink, no dust bunnies in the corners.

Getting ready to sell your home.

  • The first impression matters most. People judge your home before they even go inside. Make people feel warm, welcome and safe as they approach the house. Cut the lawn, trim the bushes and plant colorful flowers. The exterior should be neat, clean and maintained.
  • De-clutter. Get everything you can off the countertops and start packing for your move. The less “stuff” you have sitting around, the larger the space appears.
  • Sell the kitchen, sell the house. Don’t think of it as selling your house, think of it as selling your kitchen. A fresh coat of a neutral paint and new cabinet hardware is a fast, inexpensive way to update the room where many people spend most of their time.
  • De-personalize your home. Buyers want to imagine themselves living in your home. This is easier to do when you take out your family photos, personalized décor and memorabilia.

Creative ways to help sell your home. 

  • Record a video love letter about your home. Walk through your home and your neighborhood, and describe the things you loved about living there. It helps prospective buyers imagine living there too. Then post it on social media or have it playing in the entry during an open house.
  • Facebook® your home’s listing. Facebook® is the great connector of people these days. If you have 200 friends and they each have 200 friends, imagine the power of that network in getting the word out about your house!
  • Let your neighbors help you sell. Invite your neighbors to your open house. They’ll help create a positive sense of community and share what they like about the neighborhood. They may even have friends who want to move into the area.

With these tips, you’ll have a better chance of creating interest in the home you are selling. And when you search for your next home, remember we’re here to help with all your financial needs. Reach out to us online or give us a call. Happy selling!


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