It's no secret that Reno-Sparks is in the midst of a seller's market. Many homeowners have significant equity in their homes and interest rates are still at historic lows meaning this may be the perfect time to sell your home, especially if you're downsizing or moving out of the area. If you are thinking about listing your home in the near future, take a look at these five things you should do. 

1. Find a Great Real Estate Agent. Choosing an agent that you trust and who is an expert in the local real estate market is arguably the biggest decision you can make when listing your home. Ask about their marketing plan, their experience, and testimonials of past clients. 

2. Deep Clean. Whether you tackle the cleaning yourself or hire professionals, a sparkling clean home shows so much better than a semi-clean home. Ask a friend or your real estate agent to be brutally honest about any smells (pets, cooking smells, cigarette smoke, etc.) so you know what may need extra attention. 

3. Focus on Curb Appeal. Even though it's a seller's market, you likely want to receive top dollar for your home. Trim back trees or bushes, add fresh mulch, plant flowers, and clean off the front porch and driveway. Take a look at your home from across the street. How would it look to a stranger? 

4. Repaint Walls. Touch up any scuff marks or repaint rooms to a neutral color. Your brightly painted kitchen may bring you joy, but may be a complete turnoff to homebuyers. Choose neutral tones to appeal to the masses. 

5. Update Hardware. If you're home is older, updating hardware like drawer pulls, door levers, faucets, and light fixtures can make a huge difference for a small investment. 

If you are planning to sell your home in the near future, please reach out. You may have more equity in your home than you think and now is a great time to capitalize on that. We will provide you with a complimentary home valuation so you'll know what your home is worth in today's market. We would be honored to help sell your home. 

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