Choosing A Listing Agent
Wether you are local or relocating to Georgia, you’ll probably need to sell as quickly and efficiently as possible. Most people can’t afford to buy a new home until they sell their current one. A good home sale starts in the same place as a good home purchase – with a top-notch real estate agent.
I Don’t Know A Top-Notch Realtor
Start by asking your mortgage professional, friends, family, and co-workers for recommendations. Pay attention to the “For Sale” signs on homes in your area. Research the Internet, read mortgage and real estate bloggers, look through the ads in the paper to see if there are a couple of names that appear consistently.
As you get your list of prospective agents together, you’ll want to select a few to interview. You need to be comfortable with your agent. They’ll be an excellent resource for you to help you get the most out of your home sale. Make certain you have an aggressive listing agent who knows your market, can price your home well, and will work at marketing your home.
Sprucing Up For Buyers
If you’ve been putting off any small cosmetic jobs around the house, now’s the time to do them. Touch up the paint and repair any minor holes or cracks. You want to show people that your home is well maintained. Pay special attention to the outside front of the house and the front entryway. Those areas have the biggest emotional impact on potential buyers. If you have a place to store little-used items, get them out of sight. Clutter and excess stuff make your home look smaller and unappealing. And finally, clean the house from top to bottom – especially bathrooms and kitchens.
Previous posts in this series:
- Hunting For Your New Home – Part 1
- Choosing The Right Real Estate Agent – Part 2
- Getting The Right House – Buying A Home – Part 3
- Home Financing Options – Part 4 of Buying Your Home
- Applying For Your Loan – Part 5 of Buying Your Home
- Preparing For Closing – Part 6 of Buying Your Home