When you plan to take a journey – such as a vacation or road trip - you hope it will be ‘smooth sailing’ all the way. Quite simply, that means the trip will be relatively trouble-free, and without stress, upset, or hassle.
And in many ways, selling your property is a lot like a journey. So how do you ensure that selling your home will be as ‘smooth sailing’ as your road trip adventure?
No one can ever guarantee that there won’t be some kind of challenge or curve-ball to overcome on the road to selling your home; life isn’t like that. But there are tried-and-tested ways to help ensure everything goes as well as possible, minimising the chance of any of life’s unexpected events from occurring.
First of all, preparation goes a long way toward having a successful sale. Start early, and make a list of everything that you need to do around your property to get it ready for viewings and buyers. The list should include cleaning and tidying, getting major and minor repairs done, and maybe even a few upgrades - such as painting walls or installing a new kitchen sink.
And if you need a contractor for any repairs or upgrades, don’t wait until the last minute as trained and certified professional contractors can be tough to find in a hurry. Book a professional now.
Second, take the time to fully understand the selling process and what to expect. Don’t be shy about asking questions. For example, if it’s been a while since you last sold a home, you might need to refresh your understanding of how scheduling works for viewings, what staging is all about, how offers are received and considered, etc.
The better you understand the selling process, the more comfortable you’ll feel.
Thirdly, and most importantly, give me a call early in the process. I can offer the advice and help you need to sell your property quickly and for the best price. I can also make your selling adventure go smoothly and successfully.
In other words, if you want ‘smooth sailing, call me!