1. Identify your motivation to sell
Spend time exploring your reasons for selling. Ask yourself these important questions:Do I have equity in my home? Can I afford to sell? Am I ready to leave this home behind? Is it a smart financial move?
2. Research the best time to sell
Spring and Summer are typically the best seasons to sell a home in the Black Hills. Mild weather and easy navigation help buyers to view homes.Another major factor to consider is whether the current market trend favors the buyer or the seller.
3. Hire An Agent
List your home with an expert agent at Black Mountain Real Estate. We have a proven track record of success. Our knowledge of the area, professional photographs, pricing strategies and marketing platforms are sure to sell your home.
4. Price your home competitively
Research recent sales that are similar to your property, hire an appraiser or rely on your agent’s expertise.
5. Make small upgrades and finish small projects
Time to finish those “honey to dos” and make those small upgrades that do NOT cost a large amount of money. For example: fresh paint, new blinds, and updated plumbing fixtures in bathrooms and kitchens.
6. Declutter and Clean
Make your home presentable. Appearance is everything when selling a property.By removing clutter, organizing and cleaning, your home will appear larger.This not only helps when it comes time to move, but allows a buyer to visualize themselves in the property.
7. Fulfill Contract Obligations
Provide the buyer with a seller’s property disclosure, complete requested repairs, order a survey, and provide a good clean title to the property.
8. Plan Your Move
Do not wait until the last minute! Schedule movers, start packingboxes and leave home spotless for the new owner’s final walk-through.