Packing, cleaning, repairing, moving, staging, showing, negotiating, inspecting…
Those are just SOME of the verbs associated with selling a property.
It’s a lot of work.
And you might not know exactly what to expect.
So we thought we’d help. Here are some of the highest stress points of selling a home. If you know when they’re coming, you can prepare yourself…
Cleaning — The home needs to be clean and presentable for potential buyers. This means decluttering, deep cleaning, and perhaps even making some cosmetic repairs. It might be necessary to hire a professional cleaning service to help get your home show-ready.
Repairing — Potential buyers will want to see a home that is in good condition. That means fixing any obvious damage, such as cracks in the walls or a leaky roof. It might also include the need to make less visible repairs, such as replacing outdated appliances or repairing plumbing or electrical issues.
Inspecting — Before selling a home, It’s a good idea to have a professional inspection done. This will identify any major problems with the property that could give buyers pause. Be prepared to negotiate with buyers based on the results of the inspection, or quickly make repairs that might hold up the ability to sell.
Waiting — Once you’ve put your home on the market, you’ll need to be patient and wait for the right buyer to come along. This can be a nerve-wracking process, especially if you’re in a hurry.
Negotiating — Once there’s an interested buyer, it’s time to negotiate the sale. This can be a tricky process, as you’ll need to come to an agreement on price, repairs, inspections, and more. Be sure to consult with a real estate agent to get the best deal possible.
That’s a lot, huh?
Want to skip it?
Give us a call at (301) 234-7300. We can make you a fair cash offer within 48 hours, close in as little as two weeks, buy your home as-is, and we’ll even pay all the closing costs!