Is selling your home on your to-do list for 2021? While selling a home can be a big undertaking, it’s much easier if you strategically set goals. If you’re planning to put your home on the market in the next few months, why not use the New Year to help you get started? Here are seven New Year’s resolutions to make if you plan to sell your home this year.
Resolution #1: Make repairs
Make the resolution to finish minor repairs. It’s easy to let small jobs fall off your to-do list. Some repairs must be addressed before potential buyers view your home. Before starting, contact a Realtor to help you determine how to prioritize your repairs.
Resolution #2: Clean and de-clutter
As a seller, you want potential buyers to be able to imagine themselves in your home. Cleaning, de-cluttering, and de-personalizing help buyers see themselves in your home. Go through your belongings and purge what you no longer need or use. Box up personal items and keep them in storage until you move. Thoroughly clean the house, including floors and windows.
Resolution #3: Set a timeline
Make a plan when you are ready to sell. There are many steps involved in selling a home. Schedule a listing date well in advance so that you can make a reasonable timeline and coordinate your efforts. When you set the listing date, it’s much easier to manage your time and be methodical with your approach. Your Realtor can help you set your timeline as well.
Resolution #4: Stick to a budget
Dreams of completely renovating the kitchen before you sell may not be in your best interest. There are some repairs and renovations that will bring a return on your investment – and some that won’t. Take the time to research which renovations will improve your bottom line.
Resolution #5: Be realistic
Resolve to be realistic about the selling process. Every seller wants to sell quickly for a high price. It’s important to know what you can honestly expect in your market. Set a realistic timeline for your sale as well as a realistic listing price. Having unrealistic expectations can cause unneeded stress and worry.
Resolution #6: Partner with a trusted agent
Finally, when you’re preparing to sell your home, resolve to partner with a trusted real estate professional. A real estate agent that is an expert in your local market can help ease the burden of the process and offer suggestions and guidance along the way. An agent will understand the details of your market and can help you set the best listing price for your home. They’ll know how to best market your home and can be a trusted partner all the way through the closing process.
If you are interested in speaking with an agent today so you can begin to prioritize your steps to selling, feel free to call us at 713-869-5700 or fill out the form below and a knowledgeable agent will reach out to you. Happy New Year! See you in 2021.