The real estate market in Reno-Sparks is still strong for home sellers. If you've decided it's time to move, you may want to prepare for what's to come. When selling your home, perhaps the most important thing is to work with a Realtor you trust and who has experience selling homes in your neighborhood. Every home sale is different, but in general, you can expect to:
Clean Up Your Home. Make sure that your home is clean, uncluttered and makes a good first impression. Freshen up flowerbeds, touch up paint and give your home a thorough cleaning.
Choose a Realtor. Whether you ask your friends and family for referrals or you scour reviews online, make sure you trust your Realtor's opinion. Your agent should provide you with a market valuation so you know how much your home is worth in the current market.
Sign Listing Documents. Your agent will provide you with listing documents, review them carefully to make sure everything is correct, including the list price of your home.
Stage the Home. Buyers like rooms to be staged for the use the room was intended. You might love that you turned the dining room into an art studio, but that may turn off potential buyers who aren't quite as artistic.
Make Your Property Easy to Show. Remove (or lock up) pets. Leave the home during showings. Don't pile boxes (or anything else) in areas that make access difficult. You want home buyers to be able to imagine themselves living there.
Negotiate the Offer. Your Realtor will be able to help you navigate the negotiation process. Whether you have several or a single offer, closing costs, repairs and the closing date are all negotiable. While compromise might be necessary, make sure the offer you accept is one you can live with.
Sign the Closing Documents. Whether you do this at the title company or from the comfort of your living room with a mobile notary, the final documents need to be signed before the sale of your home can close.
Will you be selling your home in the near future? We have represented home sellers in neighborhoods throughout the Reno-Sparks area and would be honored to assist you as well. Call us at 775-453-4568 for more information about the Reno-Sparks real estate market.