A Home Selling Guide
Preparing to Sell
There’s a lot that goes into making your home as appealing as possible to buyers. Work with your agent to understand what kinds of upgrades and features competing listings in your area are offering and which home improvements are worth your time and money.
Before you list, making certain renovations can increase the value of your home and give you a competitive advantage over other listings. Talk to your agent about which home improvement projects have the most resale value in your area.
Any structural issues, water damage, mold infestations, electrical problems, ventilation issues, or pipe or septic damage of any kind are guaranteed red flags to a home inspector and buyers. It’s best to make these kinds of repairs before putting your home on the market or take them into consideration when pricing your home.
Talk to your agent about which home improvement projects have the most resale value in your area to help you determine whether to remodel or sell as is. It’s also helpful to know which remodeling projects you should avoid when getting ready to sell your home.
Is now a good time to sell based on market conditions?
Find out what’s happening in your area and the factors that might impact the purchase of your next home. Read Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner’s latest economic and housing update in his quarterly GARDNER REPORT.
Guide to Selling a Home
Want more in-depth information? Download our free Guide to Selling a Home for everything you need to know about selling your home, all in one helpful PDF. With a repair and cleaning checklist, steps to closing, moving tips, a glossary of terms, and more, it's the ultimate resource for when you're getting ready to sell your home.
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