Real Estate

Residential Real Estate Selling Checklist

Selling a home can be a stressful thing especially if you don’t have any experience in selling real estate. Your house may be on the market for a long time without anyone seeming to even give it the least amount of notice. 

But with a little help from a checklist, you can see what steps and requirements you need to do before listing your property. It will remind you of the essential things that can help sell your real estate property faster than you would normally. Check out the checklist below!

  • Have you found a real estate agent?

A real estate agent can actively find prospects for your property. Before you know it, there are more people looking at what you’re selling. At a reasonable rate, an agent will be a worthy addition to your team especially if you’re looking to sell multiple properties.

  • Did you consider its potential?

This comes in to help the buyer make a decision. If your property is in a rural area away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then a potential buyer who is looking for something similar will be intrigued about what you offer, thus increasing the chance of selling your real estate.

  • Have you cleaned it thoroughly?

Nobody wants to buy a dirty property. So, before you take any pictures or create a video presentation about the property you’re selling, do a thorough deep clean. It may only take you less than a day but will benefit you more than you realize.

  • Is the personalization removed?

If you’re selling a home to move to another, then it would be best if you take down any designs meant to personalize the space. This way, the potential buyer can see the place as being their own.

  • Did you repaint it with neutral colors?

Neutral colors will enable the person to see the potential the property. That will help them see what things they can do to make it their own. 

  • Have you checked and removed scuff marks?

While seemingly small, paying attention to details and fixing small things like scuff marks can make a huge difference in the overall presentation of your property.

  • Were you able to add some indoor plants?

This is another one of those small additions that can push the buyer to decide on going with your property. 

  • Did you sniff (literally) around?

When the buyer visits your property, make sure they do not smell anything nasty or uncomfortable in it. 

  • Did you consider staging it?

Finally, if the property you’re selling has great potential, then why not flaunt it. 

Bonus tip on staging: ask what the buyer is looking to do with the property and then stage it accordingly.

We hope you can use this simple checklist when you’re selling a property in the future. Let us know which one of these you are already doing. We’re the experts and we buy houses. –