Looking to Sell Your Home? Here are 3 Important Things to Know Before you Start the Process

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Selling a home is most likely the largest transaction anyone will complete in their lifetime. There is a lot to do when you are considering selling a home, from determining if you should buy or rent, sifting through all the recently listed homes for sale in your area, and finding the best real estate agent to meet your needs.

However, this is an exciting time! Big changes are happening, and you shouldn’t be feeling anxious or nervous at all. Our tip is to start off simple then go from there. And to prepare you and your family for the big move, here are some of our top tips on what to know when selling your home for the first time.

REMOVE YOUR EMOTIONS

It can be incredibly hard to disassociate yourself from your home as this is the place where your family has made most of its memories! But once you have decided to put your home on the market, it is time to remove the personal attachment as this will give you a clear head for the process to come. If you think of it as a business transaction, then it will be easier to make the best decision for you and your family’s next step.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS TIME AND ORGANIZE

When you are selling a home you have to create an environment where the potential buyer can see themselves living in your home. This means it is a good idea to remove any personal items from view, leave the walls bare, and only stage your furniture. A real estate agent will come and help you with this, and considering that 78% of recent buyers found their real estate agent to be a very useful source of information, we’ll help your home look as perfect as can be.

DON’T FORGET THE LEGALITIES

It is all too easy to forget about the legalities of selling your current home to purchase a new one. So before you start looking at all the new homes for sale on the market, make sure to prepare your mortgage/rental agreements, ensure that all town/city permits are finalized and closed out, and take care of any and all building violations. Again, a realtor will be able to give you advice on what you need to do so you’ll be able to have an idea of where to start.

Remember, selling your home can be quite stressful, and it is okay to ask for help!

Don’t look at all those homes for sale by yourself; contact the Cary Realty Group today for any and all of your real estate needs.