1. MEET WITH A REAL ESTATE AGENT to discuss the benefits of engaging a professional to help administrate the selling of your home. Gaining an education in this step will help you identify the best way to proceed to the next steps.
2. ESTABLISH A PRICE – Your agent has access to many resources that help in this step. Your agent will provide a market analysis that will help you determine and set an asking price. Without a professional analysis, it can be difficult to view the value and desired price objectively.
3. PREPARE YOUR HOME – In this step, it is important to look at your home through the eyes of a buyer. Your agent will offer suggestions that will enhance the marketability of your home. This professional opinion can save you money as often times upgrades or remodels that you may think are good, are not necessary.
4. LIST IT FOR SALE – Once you have reviewed the terms and set an asking price for your home, the agent will put your home on the open market. It is in this step that a yard for sale sign will be placed in front of your home. Additionally, your home will be listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which is a vital selling tool that is available to your agent. Your home being listed in the MLS also makes it available to be viewed on multiple online sources.