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HomeHunt presents: 7 Things Every Home Seller Should Know; Prepare Your Home Before Putting it on the Market

7 Things Every Home Seller Should Know

Prepare Your Home Before Putting It on the Market

Selling a home doesn’t need to be complicated. In fact, with the right preparations, home selling can be a smooth journey. Understanding the process and how to overcome challenges will help you sell your home quickly and efficiently. Learn the ins and outs of selling before putting your home on the market with our new eBook!

How to Plan for Selling Your Home

First Step
First Step
  • Decide when you want to sell your home.
  • Consider selling during peak months, such as during the summer.
2 to 3 Months Before Listing Your Home
2 to 3 Months Before Listing Your Home
  • Research your local market to get a price estimate of your home.
  • Visit open houses in your area to get an idea of staging and what is for sale near you.
12 Months Before Listing
12 Months Before Listing
  • Hire a listing agent.
  • Start getting your house ready by cleaning and completing any necessary cosmetic fixes.
1 Month Before Listing
1 Month Before Listing
  • Start packing up your house to make the official move easier.
2 Weeks Before Listing
2 Weeks Before Listing
  • Find out how much you’ll owe on your mortgage after selling.
  • Clean and declutter as much as possible.
1 Week Before Listing
1 Week Before Listing
  • Your listing agent will professionally photograph your house to list online.
  • Your listing agent will market your house online, as well to different real estate agents.
Listing Day and After
Listing Day and After
  • Your home will officially go on the market and go live online.
  • A sign will be posted out front of your home to let people know it’s for sale.
  • Continue keeping your home clean and organized so you’re prepared for any showings that may happen.
  • Your agent will give you any feedback from showings and decide if your listing price is too high for the current market.

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Home Seller's FAQs

Before you decide to sell your home, you need to know how much it’s worth. If you decide to hire a real estate agent, they’ll use comparables to come up with an accurate price of your home. Agents use their experience and the neighborhood to price your house. If you’re going to sell your home on your own, you can come up with a listing price by searching for homes in your neighborhood or on home-buying sites. Compare your home to others for sale or recently sold to come up with a price.
A home buyer will normally pay for the majority of closing costs. This may include the application fee, credit report, title insurance, property taxes, escrow fees, origination fee, and underwriting fee. The home seller will normally pay the closing costs at the end of the transaction, which will also include the real estate agent’s commission. Commission is normally between 5% to 6% of the home’s final price. This money is split between the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent.
Yes. This is called For Sale By Owner, and can sometimes be a challenging process. You may need to put a lot of time and effort into selling your house including pricing your home, prepping it for sale, listing it on the Internet, marketing the house, staging, holding tours and open houses, negotiating price, and closing on the house. Selling a house on your own can be difficult but it is possible.
Spring is the best season to sell a home. May is the top month for home buying due to the warmer weather and the start of summer. Warm weather causes a boom in the market because school has finished, landscaping looks better, and home tours and open houses can accommodate more potential buyers due to extended sunlight.
An appraisal is an approximation of your home’s worth. This is useful information to your loan officer because it shows how much value your home has and what it’s worth in the current market. An appraisal is done by a home appraiser and is typically conducted after the purchase has been agreed upon by the buyer and seller. An appraiser will walk around the home and take note of what features the house contains and the conditions these features are in. Home appraisals are usually paid for by the seller.
A real estate agent can be found through referrals, online searches, and other sources. Ask family and friends if they recommend a specific agent in the area. You want to choose an agent who you trust to make the home selling process as easy as possible. Since you’ll be spending a lot of time with your real estate agent, it’s important that you’re comfortable with them. HomeHunt can pair you with a reliable agent in your area if you’re not sure where to start looking!

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