You Thought Home Selling Was Easy?

By: Mark Lucasa

Carrying out a transaction like that of selling a home is not like your usual buying and selling of bread and butter. What I mean by this is that there is a lot of paperwork that needs to be taken care of and one of the things that need to be done is preparation of a home-selling checklist. This is a record of the thing you need to do before, during and after the sale so as to ensure smooth running of things and to have a reference point.

A home-selling checklist is normally detailed and call for a lot of input, but as a guideline, check to see that your home is in very good shape. Do a thorough clean up of the place to ensure that it is appealing to the buyers. The first impression is the lasting impression. Do not worry about how much repairs will cost you because at the end of the day, this little effort will earn you a lot.

A sales associate or agent is a factor that you might need to include in your home-selling checklist. A qualified person for the job will play a crucial role in ensuring that you strike a good deal. If you decide to hire one, be prepared to meet the cost of doing so. If you decide not to, then you must be prepared to handle the sale up to the close amicably. Your home-selling checklist must capture your plans. These include issues like packing and moving. Decide what is moving and what is being left.

Think of how you want to show case your home to your buyers. Do you wan them to find an empty house, or do you wish to demonstrate to them how their furniture and other stuff can fit in by having yours intact? As you think of this, identify the flaws in the house and see what to do about them. If they need any repairs, take care of them immediately. This may call for repainting, re-carpeting, and small fixtures here and there.

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Mark is the owner of Flat Fee MLS San Francisco, a Flat Fee MLS company that specializes in placing For Sale By Owner (FSBO) properties on the Realtors Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for a low one time flat fee. Please visit San Francisco Flat Fee MLS to learn more about their services and the Flat Fee MLS packages they offer.

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