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3 Things to Know Before Selling Your Home: A blog about essential things you need to know before selling your home.

Selling your home is one of the most important financial transactions you’ll ever make. Knowing what to expect can help you avoid the pitfalls that could cost you money or jeopardize your deal. Here are three important things to keep in mind when preparing for this big step:

Give yourself enough time to sell.

It’s important to make sure that you have enough time to sell your home. You need the right amount of time so that the buyer can get financing, do an inspection and make an offer. If you’re selling on your own, this process could take anywhere from a few weeks to six months. If you’ve got a real estate agent helping out, it’ll likely take them only about six weeks or so before they find a buyer for your home.

However much time it takes for someone else to purchase your property, remember that there’s still another side of this equation: finding somewhere else to live while yours is being sold or rented out until closing day (if at all). Ideally, if everything goes smoothly with selling yours outright instead of renting out part or all of it first (which may reduce costs), then moving into somewhere temporary right away shouldn’t be too big of an issue—as long as it’s close enough by so we don’t waste any precious days getting settled into our new abode!

Make repairs and cosmetic changes before selling your home.

  • Make sure your home is in good shape, both inside and out.
  • Clean up, organize and put away anything that might be lying around.
  • Decorate the home with fresh paint, new flooring or other enhancements to make it more attractive to buyers.
  • Repair any damage so it looks like the home has been well-maintained and cared for over the years you’ve lived there.
  • Make sure there’s plenty of natural light streaming into each room during the day; artificial lighting should be used only when necessary (for example, if you sell an evening gown online).

Find a realtor who is knowledgeable about your area.

Finding a realtor who is knowledgeable about your area.

Before you even think about putting your home on the market, make sure you have a great realtor. You want to find someone who is familiar with the local schools and has sold properties in your neighborhood or one similar to it. There are several things you can do to help ensure that the realtor you hire knows their stuff:

  • Ask for recommendations from family members and friends who have bought or sold homes recently (and ask them why they chose that specific agent).
  • Search online for agents in your town/city/county, etc., and read reviews from others who worked with them before hiring one yourself. If possible, talk directly with people who’ve used each agent’s services before deciding which ones might be right for you!

Have you considered these three things before selling your home?

Have you considered these three things before selling your home?

  • Have you given yourself enough time to sell?
  • Are the necessary repairs and cosmetic changes completed so that your house will look its best?
  • Do you have a realtor that is knowledgeable about your area, who can help you find someone who is interested in buying your home at its current market value.


If you are planning on selling your home, it is important to be aware of these three things before undertaking the process. Selling your home can be a stressful endeavor, especially if you do not have experience with the process. By doing your research and finding an experienced realtor to work with, you will help ensure that this transition goes smoothly from start to finish!

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