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elling your house for top dollar in this market can be a challenge, but it's not impossible. With a little work and research, you can ensure that your home sells for the best price possibleÔÇöand we're here to help.

Figure out what it is worth

The first step in getting your home ready to sell is figuring out what it is worth. This can be tricky, but there are a few ways you can do this:

  • Get an appraisal from a professional appraiser. They will look at the condition of your house and its market value, which they will then report back to you in writing.
  • Use an online calculator or estimator provided by a real estate agent, home seller's association or government agency that focuses on housing. These tools help determine a ballpark figure for how much your house might sell for by comparing its features with those similar homes that recently sold in the area.
  • Use the services of a licensed real estate agent who has access to multiple databases containing recent sales prices for properties like yours throughout your region and state (or even nationwide) if necessary in order to give an accurate assessment of its value based on objective data gathered from past transactions involving comparable residences nearby yours.

Declutter and depersonalize before you put it on the market

This can mean anything from removing personal photos to replacing old appliances, but it's all about making your house as appealing as possible to potential buyers!

Remove items that are broken or that don't work. Broken windows, leaky faucets, worn carpeting, and outdated lighting fixtures detract from the appeal of a home and make it look unkempt when compared with other homes in the area that have been maintained properly. If these items can't be fixed prior to putting your home on the market (and if they're not necessary), remove them so that buyers don't focus on their condition instead of all the positive aspects of your house!

Clear out unnecessary clutter in each room so buyers have an easier time seeing how much space is available for furniture placement or for future expansion plans if needed!

Make home improvements

Make improvements that add value to your homeÔÇöand do so within your budget! In order to make these improvements, start with a list of what features prospective buyers are looking for in homes like yours (more bedrooms? A finished basement? An open floor plan?).

Then, focus on ways to incorporate those features into yours without breaking the bank or taking away from its current design aesthetic. For example, if all potential buyers seem interested in having walk-in closets in master bedrooms but yours doesnÔÇÖt have one currently (you only have a closet), consider adding one instead of replacing all of your bedroom furniture with something new.

Find the right agent

There are a few characteristics that all good agents should have.

They should be familiar with the neighborhood and local real estate market, they should be able to help stage your home so it looks its best, and they should know how to find the right buyer for your home. If you're still looking for an agent in your area, try searching online or asking friends for recommendations.

Selling your home can be a stressful process, but it is important to remember that there are many things you can do to make the process easier.

We recommend keeping the tips outlined above in mind when preparing your house for sale and using them throughout the selling process. By following these tips and doing your research before listing, you'll have a much better chance of getting top dollar for your home!

To learn more quick tips on how to sell your home for top dollar check out this video: Quick Tips on Selling Your Home for Top Dollar.

Posted 
Jul 8, 2022
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