Selling a property can be a daunting task, especially for the first time. There are plenty of steps involved, including boosting curb appeal and making home improvements. You’ll also need to grab the attention of buyers. Here are some pointers on how to sell your house quickly and for a good profit.

Hire a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your House

Many homeowners avoid paying a real estate agent’s fees by selling their homes themselves. While “for sale by owner” cuts out agent commissions, it can be a full-time job and take much longer to find a buyer.

An experienced real estate agent knows how to sell your house in the shortest time possible. One of the most important tasks of a real estate agent is predicting the market price for your home. The agent will conduct a comparative market analysis (CMA). This report pits your home against other similar homes in size and features. A CMA helps your real estate agent develop a competitive price for your home.

Apart from valuing your home, a real estate agent will relieve you of tasks such as marketing, reviewing offers, negotiations, and closing details.

Sell Your House With a Home Inspection Report

A pre-listing inspection gives potential buyers confidence in your home once they review the inspection report. A typical home inspection looks at your electrical, heating and cooling, and plumbing systems. It also checks your ceilings, windows, walls, and floors. The assessment will also look at your roof, attic, and foundation.

After the inspection is complete, the inspector will provide a report detailing what is working and the faulty areas in your home. The report also offers recommendations for repairs and maintenance. While you probably don’t need to address every one of the findings in the inspection report, pay attention to issues with the HVAC systems, plumbing, electrical installations, and the roof.

You’ll be perceived as a proactive homeowner when you’ve had the house inspected before listing it.

Stage Your Home

Home staging is all about showing off a property’s best features. Display the home with the right décor, furniture, and accents. Use mirrors and statement art for decorative touches. Stick to simple room arrangements. In many cases, home staging reduces the time your house is on the market and helps you earn a better price for your home.

The most important rooms to stage are the primary bedroom and living room. Clean and declutter your home before staging. Your real estate agent will guide you on how to stage your home without spending a fortune.

Alternatively, you may hire a stager to bring the appropriate furniture and design pieces. Professional help is essential if you have moved out and your home is empty. Buyers have difficulty taking in the good features of an empty house.

Knowing how to sell your house requires a great deal of research, consultation, and planning. Before listing your home, search for the right real estate agent and perform preliminary tasks like inspections, repairs, decluttering, and cleaning. Taking the appropriate steps will help you get the best price for your home in the shortest time possible.

Legacy Property Inspections offers home inspection services to Southeast Georgia. Contact us to schedule an appointment.