5 Things You Must Do Before Listing Your Home

Homes are selling quickly right now, so you may think you don’t have to do much before listing. Sure, if you’re just trying to get the home off your hands and aren’t as concerned with getting a great offer, you can try to take that route. However, if you want to get your home seen by the best potential buyers and get offered top dollar for your home, there are a few things you must do before listing.

Hire an experienced REALTOR®

Working with a seasoned professional is the best thing you can do when it comes to selling your home. They will know the area, be able to help you set a price for your home, handle negotiations and contracts, and guide you seamlessly through the entire selling process. And, most importantly, they can advise you on what steps to take to make sure your home is marketed and presented to buyers in the best light in order for you to receive top dollar for your home. 

Clean and Declutter

First impressions are a big deal when it comes to real estate. You don’t want a potential buyer entering your home and only noticing the clutter and mess. Instead, you want them to notice the important things like layout, design, and features: the things that will make them want to buy! And, as much as we love our personal touches, not everyone wants to see family photos or your unique one-of-a-kind artwork, so it’s best to put personal items away as well. 

Stage Your Home

Staging your home is a great way to appeal to the largest number of buyers by keeping the furniture neutral and presented in a way where buyers can picture themselves living in. Again, you may love your personal design style, but when it comes to selling your home, simple and neutral are your best set. At Dwellings, we work with a stager who can set your home up perfectly for listing, with no hassle to you. 

Get Professional Photos and Media Done

Those cell phone photos just won’t cut it in this market! At Dwellings, we like to work with professionals to provide you your home with premium, dazzling photography that shows your home in its very best light; create an online 3D tour for buyers to check out the home at their convenience, and write a compelling description that tells the story of your home.

Market Your Home 

There is so much you can do to market your home! Digital and print brochures, listing postcards, custom listing websites, and social media posts are some of the key digital marketing components used to make a good home look like a  great home. Plus, when you work with a realtor they have access to multiple online databases to share your home with other realtors in the area before your home even hits the market! Marketing your home properly and professionally is a must to receive top dollar for your home in this crazy sellers’ market. 

When you work with an agent at Dwellings Colorado Real Estate, rest assured, as one of the top real estate agencies in Longmont, Boulder, and Loveland, we have proven strategies and concrete answers to all of your real estate needs, questions, and concerns… and each one will be tailored to you and your personal circumstances.

In real estate, as in so many industries, time is money. When you sell your home with us, we’ll maximize your profit as swiftly as possible, minimizing time on the market and headaches for you. Whether you need to sell your home, like…uh, yesterday, or are envisioning a more measured approach to prepare for when the time is right, call us for a no-pressure conversation that will put your mind at ease.

Happy Dwelling! 

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