Getting ready for your real estate listing while the weather is still nice

Posted by Dan Miller, REALTOR on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 2:25pm.

As we shared in a recent article there is still time to sell your Madison area home before the snow starts flying. And even if you don't plan to sell until 2020, this fall is the perfect time to start working on your sale. Here are a few things you and your listing agent can work on right now in preparation for your upcoming listing. 

Planning and Preparing for a Fall Real Estate Listing

Planning and preparing for your real estate listing

1) Learn your home's current market value

Mad City Dream Homes will complete a market analysis for you and help you understand your home's value on the open market. At the same time we'll share our recommendations for minor cosmetic updates which will help you sell your home quickly and for top dollar. Of course we'll re-visit your market analysis once your updates are completed and right before you're ready for showings to begin. 

2) Create a floor plan for your home

Mad City Dream Homes will hire a professional floor plan sketcher to measure your home. Then we'll use the floor plan to create an accurate MLS listing and professional marketing materials for your sale. 

3) Stage your home with guidance from a professional

Our home stager, Debbie Lea, is hands down the best in the Madison area. She'll give you all of the guidance you need to create a beautiful showcase listing.

4) Capture exterior photos

While you're working on your staging, Mad City Dream Homes will capture exterior photos of your home on a beautiful, sunny day. We'll also gather aerial photos of your setting, depending on the type of property you own.  

5) Capture neighborhood photos

We'll also capture professional photos of the surrounding neighborhood. Our photos of local parks, schools and other community amenities will help us sell the benefits of owning in your specific location. 

6) Schedule your interior photo shoot

Once your staging is completed, we'll schedule your interior photo shoot with one of our preferred professional photographers. We'll choose the photographer whom we feel is the best fit for your particular type of property. 

7) Create all of your marketing materials

Whether you plan to sell in 2019 or 2020, Mad City Dream Homes will create all of your marketing materials in preparation for your upcoming listing. We'll customize all of your marketing to ensure you have a beautiful listing that will make you proud of how your home is presented to the general public.    

8) Launch your listing

When the time is right, we'll launch your listing, beginning with your coming soon marketing. Your property will make a splash on the web when it's syndicated across thousands of websites for all the world to see. 

There is no substitute for planning and preparation

Our most successful sellers tend to be those who start working on their listing several months before they need to sell. These sellers tap into the expertise and resources of our team, as we work together to create a top-notch listing. 

Do you know someone who needs to sell their Madison area home, condo or investment property? Please connect them with us. We'll help your friends prepare for a successful real estate listing and give them full access to our staging, marketing, and market expertise. A handshake is all we need to get started. 

This article is published courtesy of:
Dan Miller, REALTOR
Mad City Dream Homes & RE/MAX Preferred
610 Junction Road #205, Madison, WI, 53717

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