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First Steps To Selling Your Home

Thursday, November 14, 2019   /   by Andria Sanchez

First Steps To Selling Your Home

We believe every family should feel confident when selling their home. This isn’t a small task. Selling a home requires work. It requires time. The journey isn’t always easy. There will be frustrations. But when you seal the deal and move on to your next chapter  — wow, what a blissful, boss feeling.

Below, are a few steps we think will help you along in your journey.


Step One. 
Resolve To Hire A Real Estate Professional with these 5 Skill Sets.

  1. Negotiations: They act as a “buffer” in negotiations with all parties throughout the transaction.

  1. Pricing: They help you understand today's Spokane Real Estate Market values when setting the price of a listing or making an offer to purchase.

  1. Contracts: They help with all disclosures and contracts necessary in today’s heavily regulated environment.

  1. Understanding of Current Market Conditions: They simply and effectively explain todays Spokane headlines and decipher what they mean to you.

  1. Experience: They are well-educated, and experienced with, the entire sales process.

Step Two. Be Determined To Organize Your Home.

When selling your house, first impressions matter! One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house.When you sort through your more sentimental items, consider packing them away to ensure that you know where they all are. That way, they are safe during open houses and showing appointments. This will also cut down on the amount of packing you need to do right before you move!

Before you or your agent schedule a photographer to take photos for your listing, make sure to tour your home with fresh eyes. Look for any imperfections that a buyer might notice.

Step Three. Consider Staging Your Home.

The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Profile of Home Staging

  • 62% of seller’s agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market.

  • 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar-value offers from buyers.

  • 77% of buyer’s agents said staging made it easier for buyers to visualize the home as their own.

  • The top rooms to stage in order to attract more buyers are the living room, master bedroom, kitchen, and dining room.

Step Four. Purpose To Price Your Home Competitively.

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house? First impressions are everything when selling your home. Studies have shown that the first two weeks on the market are the most crucial to your success. During these initial days, your home will be exposed to all active buyers.

If your price is perceived as too high, you will quickly lose this initial audience and find yourself relying only on the trickle of new buyers entering the market each day. Markets are dynamic, and your price has an expiration date. You have one chance to grab attention. Make sure your pricing helps you stand out on the shelf. 

Bottom Line:
Call Andria at Haven Real Estate Group, let’s team up in 2019-2020 to make your Spokane Real Estate Resolutions.. a reality!

Andria Sanchez
Haven Real Estate Group



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Spokane, WA 99201
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