There’s no doubt about it — making the decision to sell a home can be an incredibly difficult one. Whether you’ve decided that it’s time to settle down in a new location or you’ve seen other homes sell in your neighborhood for prices that make you consider doing the same yourself, The Rob Ellerman Team at ReeceNichols is here to help.
We know just how scary it can be to think about embarking on a new real estate endeavor, and there’s certainly a lot to think about. Thankfully, in today’s post, we’re sharing a few of the most important things you should keep in mind while you’re deciding if it’s the right decision to sell your home. Keep reading to learn more, and if you’re searching for a realtor in Kansas City that puts your needs first, contact us today!
Research Your Home’s Value
First, start by looking into your home’s value to see if your move makes sense financially. Our team of real estate professionals has put together a tool to help you discover the value of your home. Simply enter your address and we’ll send over a personalized estimate and a comprehensive home report for free.
Approach the Outside
Next up, head outside. You’ve probably heard that curb appeal can make or break the sale of your home, and that’s true to a certain extent. Thankfully, there are a number of simple things you can do to boost your home’s curb appeal to make it appealing and inviting for potential buyers. Whether that means planting new flowers, touching up the paint on your front door with something exciting and fresh, or adding decorative chairs to your porch (which, as a bonus, you can take to your new home!), trust us when we say that it pays to think about the exterior of your home.
View the Interior Through New Eyes
Once the outside is taken care of, it’s time to move inside. During this part of the process, you’ll want to start removing a number of your items. This allows potential buyers to envision their belongings in the space — and that’s always a good thing! Clear off your counters of appliances, wipe down the windows, give your home a deep clean, and remove anything that’s not currently serving a purpose.
You can also take this opportunity to remove photos of your family, add plants to the space, — fake plants work wonders for making a home feel more inviting — or even add fresh paint to the walls.
Stage Your Home
Finally, it’s time to stage your home. The good news? You’ve already done a lot of the work! During this step, you should consider rearranging furniture to open up living spaces, decorate with items that are welcoming to visitors, and give everything one last look with keen eyes to ensure that everything looks its best.
Need a hand with the last step? Not to worry! The Rob Ellerman Team at ReeceNichols has put together a helpful guide on home staging that we’ve made available to download for free. Although it can be intimidating to stage your home, our guide will walk you through everything you need to know to get your home ready for buyers!
We Know Kansas City Real Estate
Simply put, one of the smartest things you can do when selling your home is to work with a trusted real estate agent as early on in the process as possible. Thankfully, at The Rob Ellerman Team at ReeceNichols, we specialize in Kansas City real estate, and that means no matter your specific plan, we’ll work with you to get the most possible value from your home.
As we mentioned above, we know that it can be stressful and intimidating to list your home for sale, but we want you to know that we’ll be there to lend a helping hand throughout the entire process. At the end of the day, we find that although the process can be a lot to deal with, many of our clients are thrilled to sell their homes and invite in the next chapter of their lives. Contact us today to get started.