Sellers Guide

Whether you are growing your family, transferring out of state for a new position, or downsizing, everyone can use some guidance when it comes to selling a property.

You need a trusted advisor by your side once you have decided to sell and that is where using a REALTOR® comes in. 89% of sellers were assisted by a real estate agent when selling their home in 2016 according to the National Association of REALTORS®

Selling a home takes time, time to understand the market and assess where your property fits, price it appropriately and market it so it shines above the rest. REALTORS® take the time to do all that for you so you can sell your home quickly and at the highest price the market will bear.

So, you decided to sell. Now what?

Preparing a property for the market is the key to getting it sold quickly. This is the time to reduce your belongings and clear out the clutter you have been stock piling for years. Clean off the refrigerator door, pack the doilies, and rent a storage space for unnecessary items so the property is open and bright. The buyers will be able to see the features of the property instead of your collected gems. They need to be able to picture what their belongings will look like in your home. Check out this guide to prepare your home to sell:

Now you need a REALTOR®!

You need the right partner to walk you through the steps to getting your house sold. Not all real estate agents are equal in the services they provide, only REALTORS® are bound by a Code of Ethics set forth by the National Association of REALTORS®. Our members are REALTORS® because they belong to our association. When you use one of our members you can feel confident they will do their best to serve your needs. This helpful little link will assist you with what questions you need to ask when you are searching for the REALTOR® of your dreams.

Offers, offers, offers.

Priced and marketed well your house will bring in offers. This is another important time for you to lean on your REALTOR®’s expertise. They will assist you in understanding the differences between the offers, how to counter, and navigate the inspection process. They are there to facilitate the transaction, so it goes smoothly and stays together until the end. These tips will help you understand the process of the offer:

Got to for a complete guide to selling your first home. House Logic was created by the National Association of REALTORS® to give consumers the information they need to become informed and responsible homeowners.

Our members pay annual dues to the National Association of REALTORS®, which helps support tools like this FOR YOU. Remember…REALTORS® Do More Than Sell Houses!