Selling your home is one of the biggest transactions you’ll ever do in your life. If you’re considering selling your home for the first time or for the tenth time, there’s lots of things to consider before starting the process.
The first step is obviously choosing a great realtor. Doing your research online, as well as asking friends and family for referrals is a great place to start. The most important thing is trust and communication. The real estate market is oversaturated with part-time realtors, so it’s important you choose to work with a professional realtor who has a great track record to help you accomplish your goal. A realtor who actually answers their phone is a good sign from the start.
Next, you’ll want to make sure you get all your paperwork in order. You’ll need to know the age of pretty much everything. This can include, but not limited to, the age of the roof, furnace, central air, hot water heater, appliances, and the home itself. Gathering all the paperwork and keeping it organized will help process applications quicker.
It’s also important to consider the timing of selling. If you’re also looking to purchase a home, its best if you search at the same time that your house is on the market. This helps mitigate you not having a place to live in the interim and to complete the real estate process from start to finish to reduce any potential stress.
Once you’ve completed the above, it’s time to get your house ready to sell. Tidying up the house and removing any unnecessary furniture can help make the space look bigger and brighter. You may even want to consider staging your home since studies have shown that a staged home can typically seller faster and for more money.
If you have any other questions before selling your home give Theresa Baird a call. When you work with The Theresa Baird Team you gain the benefit of working with one of the top REALTORS® in the GTA.