10 Tips to Sell Your Home:

Meet Your Agent Halfway

Having an experienced real estate agent to help you navigate through the maze of inspections, pricing, forms and marketing is key to selling your home. However, there are things you can do to help boost your agent's efforts.

  1. Make a good first impression: Nearly all homebuyers start their search online, where visuals are everything. Prepare your home for extensive photos that your May agent will use in marketing your home throughout the Internet's most popular real estate websites, and through countless other print and social media outlets.

  2. Price according to market: Your Mayo agent will consider all factors affecting your home's value and wil lprovide a current market analysis to indicate where your home should be priced and positioned in the current market.

  3. Be available: With hundreds of real estate agents accessing your home information through the local MLS, it is critical that you make yourself as available as possible when agents call to schedule a showing. All appointments will be confirmed prior to showing.

  4. Offer 'extra' selling points: By offering a pre-inspection report and a home warranty, you will help minimize additional negotiations at the end of the process, resulting ina higher sale price.

  5. De-clutter: A clean, well-staged home is key to a sale, but there is a fine line between 'cozy' and 'cramped'. You're selling the perception of space, so take th time to go through each room and closet to remove items that may minimize space.

  6. Clean and deodorize: Clean the windows, walls, carpets, lighting fixtures, and baseboards. Eliminate any odors, especially from pets. A constant real estate is that clean sells.

  7. Give home a 'turnkey' feel: Get your home move-in ready by making all the repairs and replacements you would expect to be done as a buying. Trim the hedges, fix/replace that dented garage door, and replace and clean soiled or worn carpets. No prospective homebuyer wants to move into a home that needs immediate work.

  8. Let there be light: A well lit home is an inviting home. Open all shades for natural light and turn on all interior lights to give a better perception of space in your home.

  9. Consider a pre-sale home inspection: A home inspection can give you peace of mind prior to listing your house. An inspector will point out the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers. So, you should make the needed repairs prior to marketing the home.

  10. Listen to your agent: Mayo agents are experienced real estate professionals with successful track records of selling homes in our area. You can rely on us to provide professional advice to help sell your home for the highest possible price.

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