Home Seller's Guide

Tips on getting your home ready to SELL!


  1. Get to know the real estate market: Some things to consider are average sale price on your street, potential interest rate increases or reductions in the near future, whether it's a buyer’s and seller’s market, and affordable or “liveable” neighborhoods that prospective buyers look for.

  2. Prepare your paperwork: Prepare things like utility bills, tax bills, renovation details, warranties, mortgage details, survey, and rental contracts as potential buyers and their agents will ask a lot of questions

  3. Declutter: Getting rid of unused items and furniture will make your move easier, and potential buyers will respond better to a clean, clutter-free home. Try tackling one room per day, starting with the basement! 

  4. Start stocking up on boxes and moving supplies: As you get ready for the move, keep an eye open for supplies that may be useful. Stock up on old newspapers and collect old or unused boxes from your office or local grocery store.

  5. Find a good real estate agent: Professional real estate agents have likely already been through some market ups and downs, and can guide a seller in deciding if now is the right time to sell, who your target buyers are and how to appeal to them. Aside from their market expertise, an agent will also have access to the tools and technology necessary to complete your real estate transaction safely and virtually, no in-person contact required


Why your home isn't selling?


  • Wrong listing price: To you, your home may be priceless but it may not be that way for the buyers. There are three main factors that contribute to the appropriate listing price: market condition, home condition, and the seller's circumstance. 

  • Bad listing photos: " A picture is worth 1000 words." Now buyers are armed with research before hitting the streets to view home so having great listing photos will entice more buyers to set up a viewing. 

  • No Staging: Highlight the best features of your home, minimize the worst, and give prospective buyers inspiration. 

  • Unfavorable marketing conditions: Factors such as a growing or declining population, economic conditions, interest rates, housing demand and supply, and even the weather can all be reasons why a home is not selling.

  • Didn't work with a professional: Market conditions can change quickly, impacted by everything from local, national, and international economies, to population fluctuations and even the weather.


Contact Agent of Duty for more details on selling your home


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