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Dos and Don’ts of Selling a Home

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Selling a home is not an easy task. From repairing the damages to sorting out the papers, a lot goes into the process. Of course, you can always write an ad with the text “I want to sell my house fast in Kansas City” or wherever you are and sell your property to a buyer for cash. They will take your property in the exact condition without bargaining the price. However, if you are planning to go the traditional route through a real estate agent, knowing the do’s and don’ts of selling a home is very important. Let’s discuss what they are in detail below!

1. Do Research the Market

You might not be a real estate professional, but as a home seller, you should learn about the current market conditions. What are the current prices? How many houses have been sold out in your neighborhood? What kind of houses are they?

These questions will give you an insight into the demand of customers so that you can renovate the house accordingly. It will also give you a realistic estimate of your property value. This will help you decide whether it is the right time to sell your house and for how much you should sell it. Remember, staying informed about the market will protect you from potential scams and frauds.

2. Don’t Go Solo

With so many online property listing options available, you might think that you don’t need a real estate agent or cash house-buying company. You can sell the property by yourself, right? This is not the right approach!

Selling property involves legal procedures. You will require some professional assistance to prepare paperwork and transfer the property documents. You also need someone to show your property to potential buyers and negotiate the deal. How will you do that all by yourself? So, think twice before you go solo!

3. Do Fix Everything

Most people will tell you to just clean up the house using certified water damage specialists and leave the damages. For example, if there is a blocked drain or a termite-infested room, there is no need to fix it. After all, nobody would know unless you tell them about it. But we don’t suggest doing that. This is because fixing the damages can double and even triple your property value.

Potential buyers will be willing to pay more for a house that is renovated and well-maintained than a damaged one. Even if the damage isn’t visible, you can get it fixed and advertise it as a pro.

4. Don’t Ignore Home Staging

Home staging refers to showing your house in the best light possible. You clean up everything, fix all the visible issues, and set the furniture in a visually appealing way. The goal is to make the house look attractive to a large number of buyers. So, never ignore this important aspect. If you’re serious about getting the highest offer for your property, work on the aesthetics. You can hire a home staging professional, or you can take design inspiration from online sources like Pinterest and YouTube.

 

Kokou Adzo is the editor and author of Startup.info. He is passionate about business and tech, and brings you the latest Startup news and information. He graduated from university of Siena (Italy) and Rennes (France) in Communications and Political Science with a Master's Degree. He manages the editorial operations at Startup.info.

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