Dated: 02/25/2018

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3 Main Ingredients in Selling your Home

You’re thinking of selling your home? You’ve decided to do it all by yourself. You quickly find out the process is stressful, overwhelming and seems downright impossible.  You now realize.... YOU NEED HELP but are not sure where to start.  Here are 3 Main Ingredients to help you prepare the best recipe for selling your home.

  • Hire a Realtor

  • Educate Yourself

  • Prepare Your Home

Step 1: Hiring the right realtor can save you time, frustration and being overwhelmed with the process.  All agents are not created equal…so take time to interview real estate agents to hire the one who best fits your needs.  Interview Real Estate Agent.

Step 2: Your realtor will educate you on what type of information, paperwork and documents are needed to sell your home. From writing a compelling description about your home to attracting  buyers to your home, realtors are experienced in creating effective online and offline marketing strategies to attract potential buyers.

  • Here are a few examples of documents you should gather when selling your home:

  • Outstanding mortgage balance (if applicable) and pay-off balance

  • Dates and costs of any home improvement projects, such as kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, window installation, carpet installation, etc.

  • Roof age & any warranty paperwork

  • Furnace age & any warranty paperwork

  • Central air age & any warranty paperwork

  • Hot water heater age & any warranty paperwork

  • Appliances age & any warranty paperwork

Step 3: Your realtor will help you in preparing you home for sale by examining your home from a neutral professional eye.  She will walk through your home or hire a staging consultant to examine details of your home for needed repairs, painting, cleaning or de-cluttering. Staging your home by a professional stager can also help your home show better and lead to it selling faster!

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Shawn Winstead

Are you overwhelmed with the idea of buying or selling a home? Then you should take advantage of the many services a Triangle real estate agent can provide. You don’t have to do this alone! A profes....

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