Not quite ready to sell yet? Here are some helpful tips to start planning ahead.

With so many reasons for selling a house, maybe your timeline has some wiggle room and time for more planning. If you don’t feel ready to put your house up for sale quite yet, don’t worry. Now is a great time to start interviewing agents (e’hem.. don’t forget to call me!) to see who is a good fit for you. Just let them know that you are not quite ready, and if they’re good, they’ll help you prepare. Keep reading for out my preparation tips for selling your house.

The reasons for selling a house can sometimes be stressful enough, let alone worrying about the details that come with it. Here’s a few things to consider when you start on the path to selling your house.

  1. Contact me for a Comparative Market Analysis. A CMA will give you a price range to list your house within based on recent comparable sales in your neighborhood. It’s an indicator of where the market is at so you can have an idea of where to price your house when you are ready. This will be a great opportunity to make a custom game-plan with me, and you’ll have a step-by-step plan for getting your house ready to sell.
  2. Make aesthetic repairs that will improve the curb appeal of your house. Here on my website and social media, I share many tips for inexpensive ways to improve the curb appeal and overall value of your house.
  3. Fix major repairs if possible. If you were a buyer, what would attract you to a home, and what would make you walk away. Fix the items that would make you walk away. If it’s something way out of budget, mention it to your Realtor, and get their advice on what options may be available to you. Otherwise, you’ll need to consider a price reduction in lieu of repairs and be prepared to potentially have your house sit on the market longer.
  4. Clean like you’ve never cleaned before! De-clutter, sell, donate, and recycle as much as you can. People will be looking through your house as if it were their next home, so think about what might turn them off. Have a garage sale, get a storage unit, or sell items on Craigslist. Simplify! I have many tips about inexpensive and easy ways to keep your house awesome and sellable.
  5. Create an exit strategy. Consider timing and alternate living situations if your house sells quicker than expected. Will you be able to stay with family, friends or rent a short-term home? Could you possibly “rent” your house back from the new buyers until you are able to move?

Are you prepared to buy or sell a home? 

I've got some questions put together for you that will help us get you moving in the right direction.

Sellers: Why hire a Realtor®?

It’s best to hire an agent who belongs to the National Association of Realtors, so you can be sure that she is bound by a Code of Ethics. Don’t be afraid to interview a few Realtors. I've prepared 10 Questions to Ask Potential Realtors to help you grill them before you hire the right one.‍


What’s the house selling process?

Your house-selling homework just got easier. I’ve put together a handy list to show you what you can expect when considering selling your house. It’s like a cheat sheet. The process can be complicated if your agent isn’t organized and well established. These steps will help you understand the main steps, so you can prepare. Simplifying the process for you is kinda my thing.


Are you prepared to sell your house?

Even if this isn’t your first time selling a house, it wouldn’t hurt to know that you’ve got everything covered before putting your house up for sale. The more you prepare, the less opportunity there will be for bumps along the way. Don’t worry, I’m going to help you every step of the way. I want your experience to be as easy as possible and memorable in a good way. A good starting point is for me to provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis of your property. Contact me for a no-obligation Market Analysis of your house.


Helpful Hints for Moving

Moving draws in a mixed bag of emotions. On one hand, the excitement of something new and different. A new chapter. But the process is easily underestimated. Let's plan ahead to keep the stress of moving away. Keep reading for helpful hints on preparing for a move.


10 Questions to ask potential Realtors (for Sellers)

The process of buying a home can be a full-time job, so hiring a Realtor to do the heavy lifting for you can really be a huge benefit. Realtors have access to resources the public does not, so they can help you get the best price for your house in the least amount of time. When getting started, it’s best to find an agent who belongs to the National Association of Realtors and bound by a Code of Ethics.