How to sell your home better

Selling your home involves many steps, from consultation to pricing, marketing. Your Location agent has many resources and a high level of expertise to bring to this process, which will be tailored to fit the characteristics of your property.

  • Find a Real Estate Agent

Interview a few listing agents and find one you’re comfortable with. A good agent can be the difference between a smooth sale and a stressful one.

  • Develop a Home-Selling Plan

It’s important to set clear goals and decide at the outset how involved you want to be in the selling process. Ask about your agent’s marketing plans for your home, discuss your expectations about their role and your role in selling the home, and work together to make the sale.

  • Make Necessary Repairs

Walk through your home as a prospective buyer would. Check flooring, plumbing and lighting fixtures, heating and ventilation systems, roofing, and any other major features.

  • Make Minor Improvements

Add small cosmetic touches that might help you sell the home. You could spruce up the entryway to make it more inviting, plant flowers in the front yard, and send belongings that clutter up rooms to storage.

  • Price Your Home

Settle on a realistic price – you want your home to sell in a timely fashion, and not make buyers speculate on why it is just sitting on the market. Check sales prices of comparable homes and consider getting an appraisal to assess the market value of your home.

  • Market Your Home

Work with your listing agent to attract as many potential buyers as possible. Advertise with “for sale” signs along with print and online listings, and host open houses to show off your home.

  • Close the Sale

After working through any remaining considerations, you simply need to get through all the paperwork. Your listing agent should help you compile all the necessary documents, and arrange to meet with the buyers to complete the transaction.