The real estate market in Reno and Sparks is still very much a seller's market. We're finding that many homeowners don't realize the equity they have built up in their home. Others are planning to downsize, move into another neighborhood or purchase a larger home. If you find yourself house hunting on your favorite real estate website and making plans to sell your home in the future, there are some steps you can take now to make the process easier. 

Find a Realtor- Check reviews. Ask the agents you're considering if they've recently sold a home in your neighborhood. Are they familiar with that specific area? Do they have experience marketing your type of home? Do you like them? 

Have a home inspection. Most buyers have their own inspection performed, but you can stay ahead by having one performed now. If there are repairs that need to be addressed, doing so before you're in contract can decrease both the stress and cost of the repair as you'll have time to shop for pricing and service before the sale. 

Complete updates and repairs. Your purple dining room might not be the look most home buyers are going for. Choose neutral colors for flooring and paint, update fixtures and complete that honey-do-list that's been on the fridge for 2 years. 

Deep clean. Take the time now to deep clean. Steam cleaning grout and pressure washing siding can make a big difference in how a home shows. Scheduling pros to tackle the big cleaning projects now will be much easier than the week before the home hits the market. 

De-Clutter. Moving is the perfect time to de-clutter. Professionals recommend going room by room. Have boxes to organize items you'll donate, items you'll throw away and items that can be re-purposed. 

If you will be selling your home and want to know more about your home value, we would be honored to help. We are experts in selling Reno and Sparks real estate and have experience in selling homes in nearly every neighborhood in the area. If you have questions about the home selling process, please contact us today. 

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