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Seller’s Guide

Looking to sell your home in West Michigan for the best price? If you’re a first-time seller with zero experience, here are a few tips that can help you out:

1. Give your home a second look.

Try to view your home through the eyes of a prospective buyer. Walk through every room in the house and inspect all areas to see what needs to be cleaned, repaired, painted or repainted, or thrown away. It goes without saying that a home that looks good inside and out attracts more potential buyers.

2. Hire an experienced real estate agent.

With a real estate agent at your side, your chances of landing the best deal between you and a potential homebuyer are drastically improved. Choose an agent with experience, and one that knows the local real estate market very well – like one of our seasoned real estate pros at @Home Realty.

3. Improve the value of your home.

Buyers usually look for the least expensive home in the best neighborhood that fits within their budget – a common trend in real estate. This is why you want to make sure that your home falls within the neighborhood’s price range. Consider cosmetic upgrades like repainting and landscaping on your home, as well as mechanical repairs to make sure everything is in good working order. A little effort goes a long way in significantly improving the value of your home.

4. Take your time.

Consider offers but don’t rush yourself. Price is important, but is not the only factor when considering an offer – be sure to check out other details too. This is the part of the process involving a lot of back-and-forth negotiation, so be sure to work closely with your agent in order to reach the best deal possible, one you and the buyer will both be satisfied with.

5. Review the contract, and finalize the deal.

During the final stage, go through the contract with a fine-tooth comb and collate all the required documents. Once the buyer has settled all the transaction costs, you only have to sign the remaining paperwork and you’re done! Now you can hand the title and the keys to your home’s new owner.