things-to-do-before-selling-your-houseSpring is a popular time for home sellers to put their home on the market. The seasonal holiday slowdown has ended, and there is a renewed interest in real estate when the weather improves.

Selling a home doesn't happen overnight unfortunately.

Before you list, there are some things to do before selling your house. Follow these four tips, and you'll increase your odds in landing a quick and effortless real estate sale.

Get a Home Inspection

If you're not sure where your home's value lies, get your home inspected by a professional. They will be able to identify problems, which you can either address before the sale or account for with an adjusted listing price. You'll also get a good idea of your home's overall condition, which may dictate any necessary improvements or updating.

Buyers will also appreciate the full disclosure on home flaws, which can cost you more in the end if uncovered later in the home selling process.

Clear your Clutter

Spring is a great time to de-clutter and remove unnecessary items from your home. Stow away personal items and remove large pieces of furniture and put them into storage. Remember that your buyer has to be able picture living in your home, and that's much easier to do when there's less in the room to distract their attention. Clearing clutter also makes your home look more spacious, and allows your home's great features to really shine.

Make Your Home Sale Ready

First impressions mean everything to a potential homebuyer, so before you start showing your home, make sure that it is looking tip top. Have your carpets and floors thoroughly cleaned by a professional. Wipe down all surfaces with a damp cloth. Give walls in high-traffic areas a fresh coat of paint, and polish any door handles and hardware. You can also invest in other minor cosmetic upgrades like a new welcome mat, new throw pillows for your bed/couch, and new window treatments. All these little details add up big, and you'll home will look fresh and inviting.

Research Your Home

Buyers today have all the resources of the online world, meaning more often than not, they are doing their own research on your home. Before you list, make sure that any information regarding your home online is accurate. Verify that online property records display the correct information, and fix any discrepancies. Also ensure that your title report is clean. Many lenders will not authorize a mortgage on a home that has any issues on the title report. Do your homework beforehand, and avoid last minute headaches.

Don't Wait to Contact a Real Estate Agent

Get your real estate agent involved early on in the home selling process. They are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to what sells, so be sure to use that advantage to the fullest. Find a reputable agent that is willing to give you an honest assessment of your home, even if the truth isn't in your favor. By having an experienced agent at your side, you gain a powerful ally, one who will work hard to get your home sold.

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