House Listing for Beginners: Your Step by Step Guide

Posted by Casandra Properties on Friday, July 31st, 2020 at 12:37pm.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, the housing market is currently booming. In June, sales rose over 20%, with parts of the country's housing market better off than before the pandemic began. 

With all this demand, now is the perfect time to sell your home. Having more buyers means that your home is likely to sell at a faster rate and for a higher price.

But where do you start when it comes to listing your home for sale?

Keep reading to discover what steps are involved in house listing and how to simplify the process. 

House Listing For Beginners

Do Minor Repairs

The best time to list a house is when your house is in the best condition it can be.

If you've been putting off minor repairs on your home, make sure to get them done before you list your home. Anything that is non-functioning will come up during the inspection, so odds are you will have to fix them anyways.

Save yourself the time and get your home in tip-top shape now.  In addition, consider giving your home a fresh coat of paint to improve first impressions. And don't forget a deep clean! 

Find a Listing Agent

Worried about how to list a house on Zillow? Not sure how to let people know your home is available to purchase?

Don't sweat these details—this is where a listing agent comes into play. 

Look for well-reviewed agents in your area. Set up an initial interview to ask about their availability, their experience, and their opinion of your home. Selecting the right agent will make the sale process go smoother. 

Be aware that a listing agent will take a certain percentage of your profits. If you want the home of your hands quickly and without any fees, you'll want a fast sale company.

A simple Google search for "we buy houses for cash" will help you find local fast sale companies. 

Decide on the Details

Now that you have your listing agent, it's time to decide on the details of your house listings. 

Here are a few key points your agent will help you figure out:

  • The sale price
  • If the sale is contingent on anything
  • Open house dates and showing availability
  • Other details like staging or professional photography

Once all the details are determined, the listing agent will officially put your home on the market. 

House Listing Is Challenging: Be Patient

House listing is just the start of the journey to receive an offer. The whole selling process can be hard and take a decent amount of time, so the best advice is to be patient. 

Make sure that your house is ready for listing by doing minor repairs and a deep clean. Then, find a local and reputable listing agent to help you through the process. Together, you can decide on the important details, such as the sale price. 

Once you've got your house listed, you get to move onto the fun part—buying a new home. Head to the Residential Real Estate section of this site to browse the current homes for sale. 

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