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Where do I start?

When it’s time to sell, you must be confident that every element of negotiating the best terms and the highest price has been set before your home is even listed.

Start with the resources I’ve provided. These will help get you started in terms of assessing your real estate situation and planning for a stress-free and successful sale.


Your Plan


1. Find the right representative

 Why do I need one?

The experience and knowledge of a dedicated real estate professional can be priceless. A good Realtor forms a powerful team with his or her clients that makes it possible for them to have a smooth, successful, stress-free sale.

2. Determine your needs/wants for the sale and for your new home

 Home Evaluation

Selling your primary residence can be tricky because you have to simultaneously be thinking about where you would like to buy. First weigh your priorities – selling price is certainly important, but having a quick and efficient sale can often be worth accepting a slightly lower offer. Talk to your agent and make sure you’re comfortable with where your priorities are.

At the same time, you should be compiling a needs/wants list for the home you will buy. You will probably have to act fairly quickly when your house sells, so any amount of preparation you can do will serve you well.

3. Prepare your house for showing

 Seller Tips & Reports

Underprepared homes can be sales disasters. Your home will never get as much attention from potential buyers as when it is first listed, so clearing clutter, cleaning, making repairs, and putting your home’s best foot forward is essential. Don’t “open for business” until your home is ready to be seen as favorably as possible.

4. Find out what your local market looks like

 Current Market Situation

Being realistic about your market is the key to a smooth sale. There is no substitute for a professional real estate representative when it comes to local market knowledge.

5. List away!

 Contact an agent

Lots of photos and online exposure are the key to getting a good response for your listing. Working with an agent is a great step in the right direction. Now just “open” the house and sit back and wait for the flood of eager buyers!