4 Tips For Selling Your Home

Updated: May 13, 2020

*Disclaimer: This post is a sponsored ad. It may contain content and affiliated links. All information and opinions expressed are NOT mines. Selling your home can be a nerve wracking process, but if you utilize these 4 tips for selling your home, it can make the process a lot easier on yourself. In addition to these four tips, try your best to relax and enjoy the process because if you remove the stressful aspects of selling and buying homes, it can be a lot of fun! Here are a few of my best tips -

Clear The Junk

Clear the junk! This is very important because an open home is a more attractive home when it comes to real estate. Do whatever you need to do to make this happen - rent a pod, rent a dumpster, utilize a storage space, etc. Go through each room in your home and figure out what to keep and what to temporarily (or not temporarily) get rid of. See your home with the eyes of a potential buyer - not your own eyes!

Make A Remodel/Renovation Plan

One mistake that is frequently made when selling your home is not doing necessary fixes and/or updates. When it comes to remodels and renovations before putting your home on the market, one common mistake made is not coming up with a detailed plan before you get started. Go through your house and figure out what you think needs to be done before talking with a company. Once you get your ideas together, that’s when you can call out the design build firms and general contractors to get quotes. To make a detailed plan, you need to figure out your goals for your renovations - is it to fix things, or add value to your home before selling? This can also include design inspiration and an outline of the work that needs to be completed. Although the company that you will hire will more than likely give you plenty of ideas, it’s always a great thing to give them a rough scope of work when reaching out to them. Your detailed plan should include your goals, your sketches, a list of needs and wants, a budget, and inspiration for your project. If you are even considering doing part of the work yourself, you will need blueprints and sketches and you will also need to look into local zoning regulations and permits. Your HOA might need to approve your plan, as well, so do not forget about running your ideas by them, if necessary. Like I mentioned, if you want to upgrade your kitchen and import really fancy tile, by all means, go for it, but before you do, determine your splurge worthy items upfront because realistically, you will not be able to afford every single thing that your heart desires. Sit down and really figure out 1) what are your needs? And 2) what are your wants/splurge worthy items. Then, start your plan!

Don’t Forget The Exterior!

If you are doing a home remodel or renovation (or even if you are not), I highly recommend focusing on the exterior of your home, as well. It is so easy to put your entire budget into the inside of your home, especially if it is a project that you really want done (maybe a kitchen remodel?!), but make sure you are focusing on the outside of the house too because problems can arise from not taking care of it. For example, I know one family that did a home remodel and spent every last dime on importing fancy tiles, adding the latest and greatest appliances into their kitchen, and they even put in a dog washing station in a mud room. While all of these items are great and I fully support it if you can afford it, you also need to consider basic NEEDS, as well. If something is wrong with the exterior of your home (let’s just say a broken deck for example), it needs to be fixed and you need to include that in your budget. Landscaping is also a huge factor when it comes to selling your home and I highly recommend upgrading your landscaping, when you are able to, before you put your home on the market.

Trust Your Agent

Finally, my last tip is to trust your agent. A realtor like Erin King Jax Historic Realty can help you prepare before the sale of your home. Erin King is a Best of Zillow® REALTOR® specializing in historic homes in Jacksonville, like Murray Hills historic real estate, who prides himself on close attention to detail and quick responses to clients. He has put together a support team of contractors and other professionals who will help your home buying and selling transaction go very smoothly.

He can help you learn about what tasks need to be done to make your home more appealing, the financing aspect behind the selling of your home (especially since Erin previously worked in financial services and holds an MBA with an economics focus), and how the market is doing. They say: “When you work with us, you can be sure that you will have our knowledge, expertise and negotiating skills at work for you to arrive at the best market prices and terms. We will keep you up-to-date on what is happening in the marketplace and the price, financing, terms and conditions of competing properties. With us, you will know exactly how to price and when to sell your property."

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