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With a new decade upon us, it’s time to start making some plans for the future! For some, New Year’s resolutions may be focused on health, work or finances. But for those looking to sell their house in 2020, it’s essential to set some goals for the new year.
Check out these 5 New Year’s resolutions for home sellers:
Create a Plan of Action
You can spend a lot of time talking about preparing to sell your home. However, nothing is going to happen efficiently unless you create a plan of action. This includes setting goals with attainable target dates, writing everything on a calendar and contacting the appropriate people to make things happen, such as your real estate agent.
A plan of action will help you stay focused and on track to ensure you get your house on the market and sold in no time.
Complete Home Repairs
Surely there are home repairs that you have been procrastinating to fix for a while. These minor repairs may just seem like small imperfections, but they are definitely things that prospective homebuyers will spot when viewing your home and ultimately could impact the value of any offers you receive.
Of course, a full home reno isn’t always feasible or even necessary. If you’re unsure of what exactly to focus on, speak with your agent about what you can improve in your home in order to increase its value.
This new year, set some time aside for yourself to be able to do some market research. Either collaborate with your real estate agent or spend some time on your own looking at data on recently sold homes in the area. This will help you develop your asking price and set clear expectations right from the start. Knowing your asking price will allow you to start planning for the future, including looking into realistic purchase options if that’s the route you’re going and setting limits for potential offers.
Getting your home ready is a great way to declutter and get rid of any unwanted and unneeded items. Not only will decluttering make your home look more presentable and help it sell faster, but it will also help your move be much easier.
Anyone who is planning to sell a home will need to do some level of staging. Whether you decide to take it on yourself or hire a staging company, it’s an important aspect of the home selling. Staging can be as simple as putting away personal belongings including family photos, knickknacks and other non-essential items. A staging company may bring in alternative furniture or home decor items to update your home’s look and make it more appealing to prospective home buyers.
If you’re looking to sell your home in 2020, contact me today to experience a whole new level of service. My knowledge and experience in Whistler real estate will not disappoint. I’ll help you set some New Year’s resolutions for home sellers!