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Choose a Listing Agent
A listing agent represents you and has a fiduciary responsibility to look out for your best interests. FDR’s agents have the experience and will guide through the process.
Ask questions about your listing agreement, including the length of time the home will be listed.
Find Out How Much Your Home Is Worth
A seller’s greatest mistake is often overpricing her home. Keep your price in line with sold homes that have been identified in a comparative market analysis report. Consider whether your market is hot, cold, or neutral and price according to the market temperature.
Get Your Home Ready for Sale
Prepare your home for sale by cleaning and decluttering it and improving curb appeal. You might want to consider hiring a professional stager to stage your home for showings or ask your real estate agent for help with this. You can often use your own furniture.
Make any necessary repairs. If you’re selling a home where pets live, you might want to make temporary, alternate plans for them.
Remember, you only get one chance — and sometimes only 3 seconds or so — to make a great first impression so make it count.
Market Your Home
You or your agent should identify the sizzling selling points of your home and choose the best advertising words to sell it. Approve your agent’s marketing campaign or figure out how to advertise your house for sale yourself. Hire a virtual tour company to take quality photographs and put a virtual tour online if possible.
Tweak marketing to increase traffic and showings. Confirm that your listing is posted online. You — or your agent — should saturate the internet with photographs and descriptions of your property.