When choosing to work with a REALTOR®, you are choosing to work with someone who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) with a membership comprising over 1 million brokers and salespeople bound by a strong Code of Ethics. Realtors are continuously pursuing educational opportunities, attending conferences, as well as taking part in local community groups and events in order to become a more seasoned real estate professional to whom you can turn when deciding to purchase or sell your next home or investment.
Be ready to present the necessary documentation that your listing agent, attorney, escrow officer or Buyers agent will request. Make sure all outstanding city and county permits are closed out and building violations cleared.
Now would be a good time to speak to your tax professional regarding the sale of your home with regard to any tax issues.
Take the time now to remove whatever items you plan to take with you. This includes window treatments, lighting fixtures, packed boxes and any other items you do not plan to include in the sale of the property.
Arrange the furniture making sure pathways are clear and rooms feel spacious and defined. Now that the property is ready to show, call your realtor to arrange for pictures to be taken of the entire property, inside and out.
Your Realtor will help to arrange convenient times, weekdays & weekends, when the house can be shown to buyers. Make your home available for open houses. Maintain the cleanliness of your home, inside and out, on a daily basis.
Take a backseat and allow your listing agent to direct all the showings and field all questions from potential buyers. First impressions are lasting impressions. The time you take to prepare your home for sale will prove invaluable once it hits the market. These are important points to keep in mind when preparing your home for the market. Are you ready to sell your home? Call me to discuss these ideas and others, it is time to prepare the property for sale.
“Robert was easy to work with. He knew everything about real estate and made the transaction smooth. He worked hard to market the sale of my condo and with his great knowledge I sold my condo for full asking prize the day it was listed. I am forever grateful for his professionalism and dedication for helping me sell my condo. Excellent service and smooth sale. Thank you, Robert!”