Congratulations on making the decision to sell your house, but if you’re like most normal people you are probably wondering what to do next.
Hi, I’m Jeremy Qualley, with Qualley & Associates at eXp Realty, and on this video, I’m going to walk you through the 3 stages of the home selling process so you can get an idea on the timeline and know what to expect.
If you’re anything like most people the thought of moving is daunting. You have to think about physically moving as well all of the steps involved with getting from point A to point B. The good news is I'm going to simplify what to expect so you can start planning!
The good news is that I'm in your exact shoes! I’m standing in my living room which also doubles as my kid’s playroom and as some of you may know, once you start having children, you start outgrowing your property. I’m going to take you through the home selling process with my own property so you can get a more in-depth look at what really happens.
Before we can begin marketing your house, we need to make it look good. Oftentimes this is going to involve preparing your home for sale by doing things such as decluttering and rearranging your home to show in the best light.
As you can see, I am in my garage and this is going to be the main area that I will use for non-essential items in the home for staging so that I can ensure the home shows in its best light.
It is during your pre-listing stage that you begin preparing the house for sale.
This is a crucial step to handle BEFORE you take the pictures and video as the way it shows online will be EVERYTHING. Your first showing will take place online, so it’s essential to make a good first impression with potential buyers so they are more motivated to schedule a showing.
You might also want to look for areas in your home that you may be able to improve and get a positive ROI with. A few places you’ll want to start with first are going to be the kitchen and the bathrooms.
Here in my own home, we chose to spruce up our kitchen cabinets that were original to the home. Secondly, we had countertops put into our kitchen. We chose the bare minimum option for spending purposes but they look amazing! Simple tricks like this can sometimes save you double the money when you sell your home!
Once the house is ready to be shown, it’s time to get it listed. Your home’s first showing is taking place online so it’s crucial that we create the buzz right away to take advantage of being a newly listed property.
It is essential that we are most aggressive in the first 2 weeks your home is listed. This is your best chance to sell you home for top dollar. It’s crucial that during these two weeks that several events are held around the house. Things like having an open house, brokers open, and other blitz like marketing approaches will create the buzz!
I really hope this video showed you a glimpse of what goes on during the home selling process. Of course, there are many details here we have not covered the specifics, but I can answer any further questions you may have.
Every home sale is different and there are no two deals done alike so if you would like to receive a customized plan or you are just curious about what your home is worth please feel free to contact me.