1      Know why you really want to go.

Some reasons are obvious ie: you’re moving to another city or putting in an offer on a new home. Other needs may be less definite ie: outgrowing your space or concerns about cash flow. By working with a Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP), you can assess financing options and the costs of moving against the costs of staying and make the best choice.


2      Set your expectations.

Get a professional assessment of your home’s value to help you determine reasonable price expectations before you even list your home.


3      See your home through others’ eyes.

Make a list of major or minor improvements to make. As a real estate professional, they can point out your home’s best features and its worst.

4      Do your fix-ups.

Repaint or at least touch up interior and exterior paint for a fresh, polished look. Replace items that show wear and tear.

5      Maintain the mechanicals.

Your home’s mechanical systems can make or break a sale with some buyers. Energy-efficient systems may increase your home’s appeal.


6      Clean and declutter.

An open room will help buyers picture their own belongings in the space.


7      Make a seasonal album.

Help potential buyers appreciate your perennial garden or your balcony view out of season by preparing a photo album.


8      Have a copy of your property survey.

A land survey can be a plus for marketing your property in a competitive market. An existing survey should suffice, depending on when it was completed or what physical changes have been made.


9      Brush up your curb appeal.

First impressions are everything in a competitive housing market, so show off your home’s best face.


10   Count on a pro.

A real estate professional will help you to target potential buyers and get you serious offers. You can also count on me to help you negotiate and close the deal. A  Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP) is another important member of your sales team. These professionals can help potential buyers understand just how affordable your home is and help you explore financing options for the home you’re moving to.