Posted by on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 10:29am.

If you’ve been toying with the idea of selling your home, or just waiting until the new year to put your home on the market, there are a few things you can do right now to ensure a quick home sale in the future.

The sooner you start planning and getting everything in order, the more prepared you will be when it comes time to put your home on the market. Here are 3 steps you should take now before you plan to list your home.

1. Connect with a reputable real estate agent in your area 

Connecting with a local real estate agent and developing a trusting relationship before you list your home allows you to start learning the market from a professional while also transitioning from the mindset of a homeowner to that of a seller.

A dedicated agent will provide useful information, advice and assistance leading up to the listing of your home. Work with an agent who can connect you to local resources like inspectors, painters and other service providers.

Another benefit of connecting with an agent early on is that the agent can assess your home’s condition and suggest improvements that will help boost your home’s value.

2. Have a formal property inspection

Why would you want to have someone point out your home’s flaws before selling? Because it’s better to know about any issues upfront so you can address them before your potential buyer discovers them. A licensed property inspector will assess the home’s major systems and components and tell you what needs to be fixed or replaced.

The earlier you have your inspection, the more time you’ll have to complete any projects. Additionally, you can put a financial plan into place, instead of scrambling to find the money when you are close to closing and your back’s against the wall. 

3. Make all necessary fixes and improvements

After you’ve had your formal property inspection, it’s time to get to work. Waiting to the last minute to make fixes and improvements will be too stressful, both mentally and financially. Space projects out so you can get quality work done in the right amount of time for the best price available.

Best of luck accomplishing these tasks for a quick home sale next year. Remember, if you’re looking to cross #1 off the list, call Team Laguna today at (949) 874-1187!

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