Selling your home can be a confusing and draining process, especially if you are trying to continue taking care of all of life’s other demands while getting your home ready to sell. As a real estate professional, I am going to share with you my top picks of services to hire out when selling your home, to make the whole process simpler and less work for you!
Home staging professionals
A home stager knows how to make your home look bigger, brighter, more stylish, and increase your home value overall. Hiring a professional home stager can greatly reduce the days that your home is on the market, which is important if you need to sell immediately. Buyers want to walk into a home that looks like a picture perfect example of the lifestyle they could expect if they bought your home. Adding fresh furniture, accessories, and paint colors to an older home can make it look newer and will score major points with potential buyers as they are ranking all of the houses they choose to see.
Unless you are a hoarder, nobody likes a messy house—especially if it’s a home you are considering to buy. Sure you can clean your home yourself, but be prepared for a lot of self invested elbow grease and time. Getting your home white-glove ready for an open house or home showing takes a lot of work, and if you are a busy working family, then it might be worth it to hire a maid service to come in and do the dirty work for you.
Hiring a real estate agent to help sell your home is a smart decision for many reasons. A real estate agent simply has more knowledge of the home buying and selling business than you do and they are always up to speed on current market conditions. Agents act as buffers between buyer and seller and can help filter out the buyers who are not truly interested in purchasing your home. Real estate agents are great negotiators and have a much larger professional network than the average homeowner. Agents will handle the mountain of paperwork that comes with selling a home and will be available to answer any questions after the sale is final (paperwork is the main reason that most home sellers hire an agent).
Many buyers choose to hire a home inspector so they know exactly what they are getting themselves in to. However, it may come to your advantage as the seller to do a preemptive home inspection with your own home inspector. Hiring your own home inspector will give you a chance to fix any deal breakers before they become an issue down the line. This will give you peace of mind that you have fixed everything before the buyer’s inspector can find something that is a deal breaker for the buyer.
If the man in your life isn’t exactly a handyman, then you might want to hire a professional handyman to make both cosmetic and major repairs to your home before you put it on the market. After you have your home inspected, you will need someone to make any necessary repairs to get your home in selling condition and a professional handyman is just the man for the job!
I hope this post helped any home sellers out there who were wondering which services they should consider hiring out. Having a team of professionals on your side when selling your home will make the whole process that much smoother.
I wish you the very best as you go through the process of selling your home. If you have any other questions or would like some advice from a professional, feel free to contact the Besst Realty Team! The lindee Bess team stands ready to help, please call 801-782-4574.