How Do I Sell My House?
Step 1: Determine the Right Price for Your Home
Determining the right price for your home is one of the most important decisions you'll make in the home sale process.
Step 2: Figure Out Your Selling Points
One of the first things you need to know about your home is what makes it stand out from the rest of the market.
Step 3: Prepare Your House for Sale
This includes a thourough deep cleaning, maintenance, decluttering, organization, and the eventual staging process.
Step 4: Take Professional Photos
In the era of the internet, most buyers will make their first impression of your home on a home search website, so professional photographs couldn't be more important.
Step 5: List Your Home on the MLS and Get the Word Out
When selling your house, most buyers will find out about it online either via the MLS (which is the tool that U.S. realtors use to showcase homes for sale) or on some other home search website.
Step 6: Have an Open House
This includes marketing your open house, preparing collateral materials, day of preparations, and how to facilitate your open house.
Step 7: Show Your House
If you don't immediately become inundated by offers at your open house, which is very rarely happens, it is now time to show your house.
Step 8: Compare and Analyze Your Offers
You might have multiple offers right away, or you might wait for a while before one offer even materializes. Whether you have a single offer or many, it is still beneficial to analyze any offers that come in with a critical eye.
Step 9: Negotiate Your Sale
While the price is a very important point to negotiate, It Is by no means the only variable on the table.
Step 10: Escrow and Closing
Even though you feel like the hard part is over once you accept the offer, there is still much that has to be done during the escrow phase.
For more on these 10 steps, check out the full article on 10 Steps to Sell Your House.