A quick home sale reduces your stress and keeps you flexible as you move on to the next chapter of your life. If your home languishes on the market for months, it can add undue pressure to other areas of your life. While everyone wants to sell their home quickly, it doesn’t always happen. Much like when you make your first home purchase, there are important things to learn about selling your home. Some market factors will always be out of your control, but there are certain steps you can take to ensure a smooth and easy process for yourself.
Determine Who’s Going to Sell Your Home
In order for your home to be sold, someone has to sell it. You can work with a real estate agent, but you don’t have to. Some people opt to list and sell their homes on their own. Whoever sells your home will be responsible for marketing the home, preparing any legal paperwork, communicating with the buyer’s real estate agent, and choosing a listing price for the home. If you’ve never sold a home before, that can be a pretty intimidating list. Working with a real estate agent allows you to turn responsibilities over to a professional with experience and expertise.
Start Preparing Your Home Early
Once you settle on who is selling your home and you land on a listing price, you’ll need to have your home ready to show to potential buyers. Don’t wait until you’ve listed your home to start preparing for this step. Instead, start prepping your home early. You’ll need to clean every room in the house, remove excess clutter, and consider making repairs. Changing out accents and fixtures is often an efficient way to give your home a nice makeover. Staging a home takes time and knowledge (this is another area where you may want to enlist the help of a professional).
Determine How to Market Your Home to Buyers
To sell your home quickly, you need to have a marketing plan. You’ll want high-quality photographs of your home and surrounding property to use for promotional purposes and listings. You’ll also want yard signage to make it clear to passersby that your home is on the market. Additionally, you have to prepare to show off your home to prospective buyers. This may involve scheduling specific showings and hosting an open house. Knowing the strong features of your home and how to showcase them during an open house can lead to quicker offers.
The Swanson Group Will Help You Sell Your Home
There’s a long checklist of items that have to be done to sell your home, and doing them alone can get exhausting. The Swanson Group is prepared to help you sell your home in the Omaha area. Rely on the expertise of Bill, Chris, and Faith to price, market, and sell your home efficiently. To start working with The Swanson Group and sell your home, contact our Omaha, NE office at 402-679-6566.
Buying or Selling a Home in Omaha? Call Bill Swanson Today!
As a long-time resident of Omaha, I know the area and the surrounding communities intimately, and can give you access to information that you could never find online. If you want to know more about the community, are looking to buy a home in a new one, or need the help of an agent to sell your home quickly, conveniently, and successfully, then email [email protected], or call (402) 679-6566.