First Steps of Selling a Home
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First Steps of Selling a Home

First Steps of Selling a Home

Start Early

The first steps of selling a home should start several months before the property is made available. Look through the eyes of a buyer. Ask yourself: What needs to be cleaned, Repainted, Repaired, Or thrown out? Consider, if you were buying this house, what would you want to see? The goal is to show a home that looks good makes the most of its assets like space and location and attracts as many buyers and as much demand as possible.

Allow yourself enough lead time – not just a day or two – to make the most of the sale.

Get an Outside Opinion

And get help from a real estate agent – early.  A real estate agent can tell you what things, in their opinion, could help push the sale of your home. They can also tell you upfront what may hurt the sale of your home. For instance, they could suggest that an investment in landscaping could boost the list price of your home. They may even suggest something like painting your kitchen cabinets. Remember, kitchen, curb, and bathroom appeal can make or break a home.


The best thing you can do is declutter. Think minimalist. This is not because it is the go-to trend. Rather, when selling a home, less is more. You want some things left out to spark potential buyers’ imagination. However, not so much that they cannot imagine their home goods there. Pair down and edit a room as much as possible. This will also help you get a head start on the packing process!

Take away

Remember the key to selling your home is presenting it to potential buyers as their new home. Too much decor and personal items may sway them based on taste instead of space. Keep the space neutral and clean. We know you can find the right buyer for your home!


Crossland Title would be honored to help coordinate the closing of your home, and even the purchase of your new one! With nearly 40 years of experience, we are long-standing experts in this field. Finally, we look forward to helping you with all of your title search and insurance needs.  Also, check out our Facebook for up-to-date information.