Have you been contemplating selling your home, but have no idea where to start? Have you put off selling your home because the task seems too stressful? If the task of selling your home seems like too daunting to even think about, don’t despair; We’ll teach you how to sell your home without unnecessary stress.
Make the decision to sell. Think long and hard about it and if this is something you really want to do, make the decision to sell your home and stick to it.
Give yourself enough time. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself regarding a time limit once you’ve made the decision to sell your home. Give yourself at least 3 months to prepare your home and get to the point of sale. Prepping and packing to sell your home and move out is not something that can be done overnight.
Start packing. Start packing things that you don’t use every day and that you can do without for 3 months. This includes things like photos and ornaments. A good packing tip is to make lists of what is in each box. Number the lists and the box with corresponding numbers. That way, you’ll know where everything is when you move into your new home. You can also mark the boxes with the room it should go to in your new home. For example, a box containing kitchen supplies can be marked “kitchen”. This will make your move easier. Store these boxes in a storage facility or a part of your garage or designate a room in your home for the boxes. If you store it in your garage or at home, keep it neat.
Make your home appealing to potential buyers. You’ve already started with this process when you packed away your photos and ornaments. Make sure your house is clean, tidy and clutter free when potential buyers come to view your home. Watch this video for more tips.
Find and hire an estate agent to sell your home. Many people say you can sell your own home, but why carry the added stress when there are good estate agencies available with estate agents trained up to do just this? Find out if anyone you know has had good service from one of the estate agencies in the area where your home is. Alternatively, you could search for estate agency websites on the internet. You can view the way they market other properties in your area and get an idea of how much your home is worth.
It’s better to use a local estate agent, because they know your area well and they’ll be realistic when it comes to valuating your home. A good tip when it comes to estate agents is to arrange interviews with them at your home – that way, they’ll be able to give you a valuation for your home while they’re there – a free service they provide. If you’re selling your home in the Mitchells Plain area, you might want to check out this estate agency: http://www.houses-for-sale-in-mitchells-plain.com/our-agents. You could also try RealNet Estate Agents.
Leave the rest of the home-selling process to your estate agent and wait for the offers to start coming in.