You have invested a lot of time and money into your home and it is your biggest asset. The memories created in your home are extremely valuable. Selling your home is a big deal. The company you chose should be too.
Are You Ready to Sell?
Before you think about selling— it’s important to consider the state of your finances. Do you have enough equity in your home to make a move? Can purchase your next home before your current home is sold?
Start by contacting your mortgage company to find out your payoff amount. It is also a great time to start the conversation about your next move and what you’ll be able to afford.
You’ll also want to get a better understanding of the value of your home and the market conditions in your area. Are homes selling quickly in your area? Are home values rising consistently? Knowing the market conditions will help in setting the right price – which is crucial from the very beginning to take advantage of buyer interest.
Home Seller Resources
Be an informed seller. By tapping into the resources provided by Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman, you’ll be better educated on the current state of the real estate market. Our quarterly Northwest Vermont Market Report, provides demand and pricing trends for Northwest Vermont’s four counties (Chittenden, Franklin, Addison and Grand Isle).
Request a free, no-obligation Comparative Market Analysis of your home's value. This is a detailed report of similar properties that have recently sold in your area to provide a more accurate home value estimate. Contact us if you would like to set-up an appointment with one of our agents.
Preparing Your Home for Sale
Getting your home ready doesn’t have to be expensive or terribly time-consuming. It’s about presenting your home in the best possible light. As you look around your house, it can be easy to get fixated on the big-ticket items that you think should be upgraded or updated, but renovations and upgrades are rarely recouped in the sale of the home. Unless you believe they will be a hindrance to selling your home, we recommend focusing on cleaning, decluttering, and organizing your home.
For tips on getting your house ready read our guide: Preparing Your Home For Sale. Need a little help? Check out our recommended Home Service Providers to help you get started.
The Right REALTOR Matters
Not all companies and Agents are the same. Any Real Estate Agent can put your home in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) - our team looks to maximize the exposure of your home by investing in marketing through all of the channels homebuyers may use in their search. With the experience and expertise of our agents to the marketing and advertising support of our dedicated staff, your home will have the greatest exposure in the market.