Selling your home is a big deal. Not only are you closing the chapter on the part of your life that you spent living in this house, but you’re also having to go through the legal and financial steps to transfer ownership of the property to someone else. All of these things can combine to make selling a home pretty overwhelming in some situations.
Luckily, there are some things you can do to better prepare yourself for selling your home. To show you how this can be done, here are three things you should consider before selling your home.
How You’ll Prepare To Sell
While many people might like to sell their home as-is, people often will put some time and money into improving their property before they are ready to sell it.
If this is something you’re going to do, you’ll need to pinpoint exactly what you want to do to prepare your home to sell. According to Cathie Ericson, a contributor to Realtor.com, some of the most common updates or upgrades that people will do to their property before selling include boosting curb appeal, repainting walls neutral tones, removing any scuff marks from around the home, and deep cleaning every square inch of the space. Knowing these things, it’s wise to take a look around your home and see what small yet significant adjustments you could make that may make your home more appealing to a buyer.
When To Put Your House On The Market
For people who are looking to quickly sell their home and move somewhere else, you won’t really have a lot of wiggle room when it comes to the timing of putting your home on the market. But for those who can, knowing when to put your home on the market can make a big difference in how much you’re able to sell your property for.
According to Aly Yale, a contributor to Opendoor.com, homes that go on the market at the beginning of the summer, like May, June, and July, tend to sell for more than homes that get put on the market in other months. Additionally, if you list your home on the market on a Thursday rather than on any other day of the week, it’s been found that your home may have a better chance of being sold quicker and for more money.
The Emotional Aspect
As was mentioned above, selling your home can be an emotional experience. Because of this, you may want to take some time preparing yourself emotionally before you really get into the home selling process.
To do this, DaveRamsey.com advises that you prepare yourself for things like having people come into your home and judge the space as well as coming to terms with the reality that you’ll be moving out of the space. Doing these things can take some time, so try to prepare yourself for these emotions well in advance.
If you’re going to be selling your house soon, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you prepare for this experience.