We’ve talked quite a bit about putting your home on the market after the holidays or in the spring. Are you ready?

The new year is upon us and it’s time to get yourself geared towards a successful sale. Is there anything you can be doing right now to get ready?

Well, sure!

If you have a friend in the real estate business, or a real estate agent you know and trust that you’re going to be using to market your home; now is a good time to have them over for some coffee or dinner.

Call them up and tell them about your plans. Let them know your timeline and give them some time to do a little research on your neighborhood. When you have them over, ask their advice on the improvements they think you need to make in order to make your home sell faster. Is it just new paint or does your home need a complete overhaul?

This will give you and them a chance to really know what your goals are. It could be that you don’t have the time, money or desire to make any improvements—-there’s a market for as-is homes as well. Don’t be afraid to have this discussion. It could be that a few simple improvements could net you quite a bit more—-or it could be that the improvements you need to make will cost way more than you had planned.

Either way, having this information early is the best plan.

Call a REALTOR today!!

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