Every homeowner wants to sell their home quickly and for the most amount of money possible. One of the best ways to do that is to fully prepare for the process. Any good real estate agent will help guide you through the process, but if you’re looking to sell fast, you’re better off starting as soon as possible.

Know your Remaining Balance – If you don’t already know your remaining balance on your mortgage, call your mortgage company and find out. Ten years ago, most people wouldn’t think about losing value on their homes, but in the past few years, it’s been a harsh reality for many homeowners. Make sure your remaining balance can be covered by the sales price, and your share of closing costs and commissions. If you can’t cover the costs with the equity in your home you may have to come out of pocket or even short sale your home.

Find a Realtor – Many homeowners don’t understand that you have plenty of options when it comes to selling your home. Real estate agents need to work for your business, so you can interview as many as you’d like before choosing to give them your business.

Disassociate with your home – It’s not surprising that people get attached to their homes; they’ve lived and made hundreds of memories there. When it comes to selling your home, however, you have to look at it as a product for sale. What initially drew you to the home? Highlight your kitchen if it’s large and updated, or offer cookies and lemonade in the backyard if you have a beautiful garden or lots of space.

Depersonalize -Since you’re looking at your home as product to sell, you need to show the potential it has, not show it in “lived in” condition. Staged homes are de-cluttered and depersonalized, like a showroom or model apartment. You want to showcase your space in the best light and storing away any random mail, blankets, and random piles of lighters, sunglasses, etc. will help your house look cleaner and larger.

Storage Unit – You may to stow away larger items in a storage unit or garage. Any items you’ve had in closets and attics, or any furniture that may be outdated or too taste-specific.

Minor Repairs – Minor repairs usually won’t stop a buyer from seeing all of the homes for sale in Denver CO, but a first-time homebuyer may be overwhelmed by all the repairs and can request that they be fixed after the inspection. Getting ahead of the game can help you save time and money in the long run.

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