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Best Practices for Selling a Residence

by Becca Schweppe 11/05/2018

Looking to sell your home? If so, it often pays to learn about the real estate market.

A knowledgeable home seller understands how to operate in any housing market conditions. As such, this individual can plan a successful home selling journey from day one until the final closing date.

Ultimately, there are many best practices for selling a house, and these include:

1. Clean Your House Both Inside and Out

A homebuyer's first impression of your house likely will impact his or her decision to submit an offer on it. Thus, if your home has a pristine exterior and interior, you can increase the likelihood of generating plenty of interest in your residence.

To boost your house's curb appeal, you should mow the front lawn, trim the hedges and perform myriad home exterior maintenance. Also, if there is chipped or cracked siding or other home exterior issues, you should complete assorted home exterior repairs as soon as possible.

When it comes to your home's interior, you should allocate significant time and resources to clean and declutter. Mop the floors, wipe down countertops and clean each room of your house. In addition, remove excess items from your home to show off the full size of your living space.

2. Conduct a Home Appraisal

What your home is worth today is unlikely to match what you initially paid for your house. Fortunately, a home appraisal can provide you with a good idea of the current value of your house based on its age, condition and other factors.

During a home appraisal, a property appraiser will evaluate your residence. Then, the appraiser will provide a property valuation.

With a property valuation in hand, you'll be able to establish a competitive price for your residence. And as a result, you can boost your chances of a quick home sale.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

Selling a home may seem like a long, arduous process. However, if you collaborate with a real estate agent, you can take the guesswork out of selling a residence.

A real estate agent will learn about your home selling goals and help you plan accordingly. Therefore, if you need to sell your house quickly, a real estate agent is happy to assist you. Or, if you prefer to take a wait-and-see approach to the housing market, a real estate agent can help you do just that.

Furthermore, a real estate agent is a home selling expert who can provide recommendations and suggestions. If you have questions about how to upgrade your house's exterior, a real estate agent can put you in touch with local landscapers and contractors. Comparatively, if you're unsure about how to price your house, a real estate agent can provide you with housing market data to help you make an informed decision.

When it comes to selling a house, working with a real estate agent is ideal. Reach out to a local real estate agent today, and you can seamlessly navigate the home selling journey.

About the Author

Author
Becca Schweppe

Becca Schweppe is a full-time Realtor® who professionally represents both the buyer and seller in North Carolina. With a personable, consultative approach to realty, Becca puts her clients’ goals first and makes customer service her top priority.

Becca is an honors graduate from Washington and Lee University and also has her Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina. She brings to her business the same enthusiasm and energy, preparation and determination that she has brought to all of her academic and career endeavors. With experience in program development, consultation, and small business management, Becca brings a unique perspective to the sale of real estate. She knows how to listen, prioritize tasks, and execute plans successfully. Her experience with marketing gives her an edge in identifying and communicating the unique selling points of a home.

A North Carolina resident for over 20 years, Becca has in-depth knowledge of the local real estate market. One of her personal passions is property renovation. She and her husband, David, have successfully bought, renovated, and sold four homes for their family in the last 15 years. She uses her eye for design detail to help sellers stage their homes for maximum exposure to the marketplace. She listens to buyers’ wants, needs, and dreams and can advise on a property’s challenges and potential. Becca customizes her services for each client while leading them through the process of negotiations, inspections, loan acquisition, and closing.

Becca lives in Shelby with her husband, their three children, and their dog and cat. In her free time, she loves to be outside with her family, friends, and loved ones. Whether it be an afternoon on the lake, a day hike, or a kids’ soccer game, Becca enjoys leading an active life and is a true go-getter. She also has a long history of service to her community which includes volunteer roles at Shelby Presbyterian Church, the YMCA, her children’s schools, and 12 years of active service with the Junior Charity League of Shelby.

If you're looking for an honest, knowledgeable, and hard working Realtor®, then "Bring it to Becca!"

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