When it comes to selling your home, it is crucial that you are working with a real estate agent. However, your work does not stop there. There are going to be some things that you need to do in order to help your agent sell your home. After all, the more of an effort everyone puts into this, the sooner your home will finally sell to someone and you can move on with the next chapter of your life. Here are some things you need to do:
Consider Suggestions Given By The Agent On How To Stage Your Home
Whether you are going to continue to be living in it while you are trying to sell it, or it will be vacant, your real estate agent may suggest that you need to stage the home a certain way. Some of the advice given may vary from one real estate agent to the next, but the general theme is to clean up any clutter, remove personal family photos or awards, update some of the decor, and allow plenty of light into the home. If some of the walls within the home are painted any color other than a neutral color, it may be suggested that you paint them. The goal is to make the home appealing to the largest amount of potential buyers possible.
Help Spread The Word
While it is true that your real estate agent will be listing your home in an online database that can be accessed by buyers and other agents, you will not want to simply leave it at that. You will want to make sure that you are doing your part to spread the word about the fact that you are selling your home. There are multiple ways to do this. Start out by going on your social media pages. Share a link to the online listing of your home and ask your friends and family to share the link on their pages. If your town or the surrounding towns have community pages, you may be able to advertise your home on there as well.
Allow Viewings At Various Days And Times
You do not have to allow your home to be viewed by potential buyers when you should be sleeping. However, you may want to refrain from trying to restrict your real estate agent from only showing it on certain days and during a small amount of time. This is because the potential buyers out there will have varying schedules that your agent will want to accommodate in order to get your house sold. The more flexible you can be, the quicker the house can sell.