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10 Steps to a Smooth Spring Home Sale

Updated: Dec 23, 2023


Are You Selling Your Home This Spring? Here are my 10 steps to a smooth spring home sale to get you prepared and make the process as stress free as possible! Call for details 312.961.4478.


Consultation and Planning Phase:

1-6 Months Prior to Listing Your Home For Sale


1. Understanding the Market: Review local real estate market data and reports for your home analyzing recent sales, market trends, and pricing to help you make informed decisions.


2. Strategize: Discuss your goals, timeline, and expectations, and how my experience and knowledge of the local market will benefit you throughout the selling process. We will also gather any necessary documents, details, and disclosures.


3. Home Assessment: Identify any necessary home repairs, improvements, or staging recommendations, advising you on the most impactful changes to maximize your home's appeal.


4. Organize, Declutter, and Depersonalize: A decluttered space allows potential buyers to envision themselves living there. Consider donating items you no longer need. This will not only improve your own quality of life but also benefit someone else. For items you only use occasionally, think about renting a self-storage unit. This will make your home appear larger and simplify your upcoming move.



5. Hire Help or DIY: Deep clean your space to make it look new and more valuable. Determine what tasks you can handle yourself and where you might need assistance. I can provide recommendations for trusted contractors and vendors to help with repairs, deep cleaning, and staging preparations. You may also want to consider Compass Concierge, which allows you to use your home's equity to pay for repairs, cleaning, and staging.


Marketing Preparation Phase: 1 Month Prior to Listing Your Home For Sale


6. Marketing and Pricing Strategy: Together, we will develop a custom-tailored marketing and pricing Strategy that positions your home competitively in the market. We can utilize Pre-Marketing options like Compass Private Exclusive and Compass Coming Soon to determine the optimal listing price and generate buzz about your upcoming listing. Leveraging the power of Compass's nationwide network of agents, social media presence, and targeted advertising will help create anticipation and attract potential buyers.


7. Staging Preparations: Collaborate with staging professionals to optimize furniture, decor, and accessories that highlight your home's features and ensure it aligns with our marketing vision.


8. Professional Photography: Arrange for professional photography, video, or virtual tours to capture high-quality images that showcase your home's best features. I will provide guidance during the photoshoot to ensure the visuals align with our marketing strategy.



9. Marketing Collateral Creation: I will work with Compass's in-house marketing team to create compelling marketing materials, including online listings, brochures, and virtual tours. Additionally, I will craft engaging descriptions that emphasize your home's unique selling points.


10. Listing Launch Plan: Finalize the listing launch plan and determine the most effective timing and marketing channels to generate maximum exposure for your home, both online and in person during open houses, broker tours and showings.


Schedule your consultation appointment today at 312.961.4478! Let’s get started on my 10-step listing preparation plan, so you can set yourself up for a successful home sale this spring!


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