I’m ready to sell my home, now what?
Selling your home can be a difficult decision. Use this guide to get started.
When is the right time?
- You’ll need to determine your timeframe. When do you need to move or are you only considering a move? The timing can be challenging if you want to find your new home before you list your home, since some sellers won’t take a contingent offer and your fear is that your house will sell before you find your new dream home. An experienced, hard-working agent will be able to help you with many of these decisions and layout a timeline.
What should I do first?
- If you have an agent that you have worked with in the past that you know, like and trust, then give him or her a call to set up an appointment. Research the real estate market online at CheyenneHomeStore.com. There you’ll be able to see current listings, listings in your neighborhood to compare to yours, blogs about the real estate market and statistics and choose a realtor if you don’t already have one.
- After you’ve met with a realtor, then you should have an idea of what you need to do to get the home ready to go on the market. Do you need to clean, organize, declutter, repair or paint areas of your home and yard? If so, then you’ll want to get those items taken care of quickly. Your realtor should have a list of recommended service providers.
How do I choose a realtor?
- If you don’t have an agent, then go to CheyenneHomeStore.com to read the agent bios and see the pictures. Call one or a couple to see who you connect with, then set an interview. Zillow is also a good place to view reviews on agents. Family and friends can normally give you a good referral too. Never be afraid to ask questions and go with the agent who you believe will be honest and trustworthy in your transaction, listens to you, is up to speed with technology and uses modern marketing systems.