Anna Bochenek DiRaddo’s 5 Key Questions to Consider Before Listing a Home
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When you're considering selling your home, there are so many factors to consider before you're ready to sign on the dotted line and move into your dream home. Anna Bochenek DiRaddo and the experts have Hunt Realty are there to help you every step of the way. To start with, they have five key questions to ask yourself if you're ready to list your home:
1) Are my finances in order?
Make sure you know how much you owe on your mortgage and take into account what you owe on any home equity loans. If you owe more than your home could be worth, it may be in your best interest to get your finances in order before selling.
2) Does my house need updates or repairs?
Make sure you finish any incomplete projects around the house. Consider painting if your home needs it, and patch up holes or cracked plaster. You should repair or replace chipped tiles and/or damaged flooring. Make sure you deep clean the home to remove any pet or cigar/cigarette odor.
3) What items should stay with the house?
Do you love your kitchen appliances? Potential buyers may, too. It may be in your best interest to leave items with your home that could add value. Your real estate sales professional can be a great resource to inform you what you should leave and what you should take with you.
4) What should I get rid of?
Depersonalization and decluttering are important when you’re ready to list your home for sale. Consider a storage space to store items that aren’t necessary for your everyday life to help showcase your home in the best way possible. This is also a great opportunity to get rid of items you don’t want to move with you.
5) Should I hire a real estate professional to list my home?
A real estate sales professional is a major help when you are listing your home. What does a good real estate sales professional do to help you get your home sold? They offer advice on how to stage your home, can price your home competitively, market your home, negotiate on your behalf, just to name a few.
Ready to get started? Give Anna Bochenek DiRaddo a call at (518) 605-6456 or visit annabochenekdiraddo.huntrealestate.com for more information and great tips.