How to prepare for your 2018 real estate listing

Posted by Dan Miller, REALTOR on Sunday, September 24th, 2017 at 5:08am.

Although our low inventory market makes it possible to sell your home in any season, many home owners are planning their sale for next spring when buyers will be out in peak numbers. If your goal is to sell next spring, remember there's no substitute for planning and preparation. Take action on these 5 recommendations right now and you'll achieve great results in 2018. 

2018 home selling recommendations

5 tips for a great 2018 listing

#1: Contact your real estate agent to find out what your home is worth. While you're at it, discuss the simple cosmetic improvements that will increase its value. Then re-assess your home's value when your projects are complete. 

#2: Consult with a professional home stager and implement her recommendations. We recommend Debbie Lea from Showcase Home Stagers. She's the best and most experienced in our market. Remember, we include Debbie's consultation as a standard benefit in our marketing plan. 

#3: Schedule your professional photo shoot as soon as your staging is complete. Beau Meyer and Justin Lackner are two highly recommended photographers. We pay for all of your professional photos and take as many pictures as needed in order to get your visuals just right. 

#4: Obtain professional photos of your yard and neighborhood, too. Take advantage of the fall weather and capture your outdoor photos right now. Your fall photos will come in handy when you list in early 2018. 

#5: Launch a "coming soon" marketing campaign a month before your showings begin. Your professional staging and professional photos will capture the attention of buyers and create pent-up demand for your listing. You'll have motivated buyers lined up to view your home as soon as you open your door for showings. 

For more home-selling tips and recommendations, check out all of our latest articles in our blog

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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