Are you contemplating selling your home in Humboldt County? To get you started, we’ve put together a Humboldt County home sellers’ checklist that we hope you’ll find useful. Have a look!
Walk through your home and take note of what needs to be repaired. This will give you an initial idea about what you’ll need to do before you list your property.
Consider getting a professional home inspection done. This is especially helpful when it comes to older properties and a professional will be able to point out possible problems that a future buyer’s inspector doubtless will.
Calculate all possible expenses. While the object of a home sale is to put money in your pocket expect to spend some before it can actually happen. Budget for things like repairs, the home inspection, closing costs, and moving expenses.
Determine your selling schedule. Whether or not you need to sell your home fast or you can afford to wait a bit will help determine the kind of marketing strategy that’s right for you and whether or not you can afford to hold out for better offers.
Find the right real estate professional. The advice and guidance that an experienced and dedicated Realtor can provide is priceless and can often mean the difference between a successful home sale and a listing gone stale.
Prepare all your documents. Have all the relevant documents you’ll need at hand, these will include anything from assessments and surveys to tax and utility bills to disclosure forms.
Get necessary repairs completed. You might also consider having some upgrades done, but make sure to talk it over with your Realtor as sometimes not all improvements will have a positive effect on the asking and selling price.
Find out what your home’s fair market value (FMV) is. This can be a somewhat involved process and the insights of your Realtor on current market trends will prove invaluable. Your Realtor will probably start with a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA), which will compare your home to other comparable and recently sold Humboldt County Real Estate for Sale.
Set a price. It’s especially crucial to get this right the first time. Your Realtor will be able to help you determine a price that neither you nor your potential buyers will balk at.
Ready your home for showing. Once crucial repairs have been made, it’s time to make the small cosmetic changes that can often make a big difference on how a property is perceived. Sometimes cleaning, de-cluttering and a fresh coat of paint is all that you’ll need to do.
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At Forbes & Associates, we have been helping sellers sell Humboldt County California Real Estate for the better part of three decades and there’s nothing we love more than connecting the right buyers with the right sellers. Browse the site for more information and let us know how we can help you today.