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6 Things That Every Canton Homeowner Should Do Before Listing Their Home

Home Selling 3For some Canton homeowners, the idea of listing their property on the market is as simple as sticking a for sale sign in their front yard and waiting for the buyers to come.

But if you want to ensure that you get the right price for your home and that it sells as quickly as possible, you’ll need to do a little bit more preparation work.

Today, I’m going to tell you about the top 6 things that every homeowner should do BEFORE they officially list their home.

What You Should Do Before Listing Your Canton Home

Get your home inspected. Although this is going to be a little bit of money upfront for you, it will give you valuable insight on what the home buyer is going to be told about the state of your home – and it will give you time to fix the major issues that might be deal breakers for buyers down the road.

Get your home in top home selling condition. This might entail giving certain rooms a new coat of paint, cleaning up the entryway and trimming the landscaping to make your home as appealing as possible from the curb. They might seem like small details but they make big differences on showing days. You will also want to declutter your home so it looks as clean and spacious as possible for potential buyers.

Interview prospective real estate agents. You want to chat with real estate agents about their experience selling homes in general, selling homes in your price range more specifically and selling homes in your neighborhood most specifically. The more experience they have, the more likely they are to be able to help you with your specific home selling situation and get you the results you want.

Create a marketing plan with your real estate agent’s help. A successful marketing plan is comprehensive, targeting print and digital media and also focusing on home buyers who will be interested and qualified to buy your home. Talk with your real estate agent about how to best maximize market conditions for your benefit.

Investigate whether your company offers relocation assistance. If you’re moving to take a new job, you might check to see if the company offers relocation assistance. This will help your family and hopefully take some of the stress off.

Set a price. This is not just pulling a number out of thin air. Setting a price entails looking at market conditions, looking at comparable home sales and taking an honest look at the amenities your own home offers as compared to those other homes. An experience real estate agent can help you navigate this crucial part of the home selling process.

We’re Your Dedicated Canton Real Estate Agents

We hope you found the above information helpful as a prospective home seller. Please make sure to contact us today at Bittinger Team, Realtors if you have any further questions about the home selling process in Canton or if you’d like to request our assistance in getting YOUR home sold.

Until next time,



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