Did you know the LaMon Team is full of secrets? Ok, not really... but we do have a few tips and tricks up our sleeve when it comes to listing a home! Two of the most important outcomes we strive for when working with a seller are:
#1) Reducing the amount of stress that comes along with listing.
#2) Getting our sellers top dollar for their home.
It takes true knowledge of the Atlanta market and real estate experience to achieve both these outcomes. Keep reading (or watch the video below) for more tips on how to list your Atlanta home without going crazy. And don't forget, the LaMon Team is here to guide you every step of the way! Reach out to us before you're ready to list, so we can assist you with each of these steps and remove some of the stress that can come with preparing to sell.
A huge step to selling your home is getting it into “selling shape.” The best way to accomplish this is by decluttering—or at least, make it look like you’ve decluttered. Try to store all your household appliances out of sight, but still make them easy to access if you need to use them. The key here is putting your appliances away once you’ve used them. This will make your home feel clean and clutter-free during showings and open houses.
Or, maybe it’s time to donate. Your local Goodwill is about to become your new best friend! This is a great way to declutter while also giving back to the community. Don’t pack stuff thinking you’ll get rid of it once you move—donate it now so you’ll have one less box to unpack.
We know you love your eggplant-colored living room, but not everyone will feel the same way when they visit for a showing. We’ll be honest with you here—white paint will do a room wonders! Depersonalizing is a step you need to take to help buyers imagine themselves living in your home.
There’s nothing more disheartening than a home going back onto the market after a buyer’s inspection. To keep surprises from popping up, if your home is older than five years, you might want to consider getting your house pre-inspected before listing. This way, you and your agent can decide if there are any fixes or alterations you need to make before selling—or you can share your findings with potential buyers so they understand your situation.
Perhaps the most important part of selling your home is—drumroll please—pricing. This is a very important part of a real estate agent’s job, so it’s critical that you find an experienced agent who can provide a thorough, detailed market analysis for your home. Our goal is to keep the balance between a buyer’s demands and a seller’s expectations. Because, let’s be honest, a home sitting on the market is the kiss of death. Trust a professional to price your home right—the first time!
The right agent should be familiar with your local market and have the systems and processes in place to market your home to the right audience. A house is a major asset for most people, so you need an experienced agent who will guide you step-by-step through the listing process.
While the real estate market might feel like a complex game, we’re here to guide you through the rules and teach you how to come out a winner. One final word of advice about prepping your home to sell, remember this—how you live in a house and how you sell a house are two different things.
Give us a call when you’re ready to sell your Atlanta home, we’d be happy to get you started!
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