5 things to consider before selling your home

Selling your home can be a tricky and stressful process without the help of a good agent and
some tips to stay on track. And while Real Estate Brokers like Compass pride themselves on
working with people to make their real estate dreams a reality, it’s important to know what to
expect when selling your home. Here are the 5 main things to consider before selling your home.

How flexible are you willing to be on the price?

It’s important to do your research and check what the price ranges are for similar homes
being sold around your area. Then compare those prices to yours and allow yourself a little
time to reflect on how flexible you’re willing to be on the selling price.
Remember, a great deal of ‘window shopping’ is now done online. What does that mean for
your place? It means there are many house-hungry shoppers who have set very strict price
brackets in their search engines. If you price yourself too high at the start, you may miss out
on the perfect sale.

A common real estate trick is to underprice the home a little, which creates more buzz,
attracts more interested parties, and bumps the price up as they continue to bid on your

Leaving sentimentality out of a sale

When it’s time to make a final sale, it’s important to leave sentimentality where it belongs –
as far away from the deal as possible.

No one expects you not to feel a myriad of emotions when it’s time to pull out of your old
driveway for the very last time, but adding sentimentality to a potential sale situation can be
the kiss of death.

Making the viewings feel more special

Each new home viewing is the chance to entice buyers into making an offer and feeling like
they’ve found their perfect new home. It goes without saying that a fresh lick of paint and a
good clean are important parts of the process, but don’t forget about making it feel like a
warm and inviting place to live.

Appeal to the senses – the smell of freshly baked goods, the crackling of a fireplace, or the
look of a perfectly set dinner table can all add to the experience of an open home viewing.
The curb appeal of your home

While many people hear the term ‘curb appeal’ and roll their eyes, it’s actually one of the
most vital parts of selling a home. And if you want to get the right price, it’s something you
need to consider.

What is curb appeal? It’s that very first impression a buyer will get when they see your home
from the outside. So paint those fences, mow that lawn, pull out those weeds, and try to view
your home with a critical eye. Would you buy this place based on how it looks from that first
step into your front yard?

Don’t lose sight of what your end goal is

Selling a home can be a tricky process, but if you remember what the end goals are, and
work with a reputable realtor, you can make sure it’s smooth sailing from that first listing to
finally handing over the keys.


Things to remember before selling your home

Things to remember before selling your home
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It’s never easy to get your home ready for a sale. Chances are there’s enough on your plate already without having to deal with the endless questions and concerns that come with selling a place.

Whatsmore, whether it’s condos in Colorado to houses for sale in Houston, each market is different and needs to be catered to on an individual basis. That’s why it’s important to remember the following things before you get that house up for sale to ensure your future is smooth sailing and stress-free. 

Realtors are on your side

Contrary to popular belief, real estate agents are on your side. They’re under an oath to serve you to the best of their ability. Now, doing this may sometimes mean that they’ll have to tell you things that you don’t want to hear, but nevertheless, everything your realtor does is for the benefit of your specific goals. 

Are you still concerned about working with a real estate agent? Look into reputable companies with a proven track record of delivering client satisfaction. 

Keep your prices realistic 

The price of your house is going to always reflect the current market at the time it has been put on sale. And while no one expects you to lowball yourself out of a good offer, it’s important to keep your listing prices competitive and realistic. 

Once people find your home and view it, the offers will increase over time. Just don’t aim too high from the start and scare off buyers. 

Curb appeal is real 

Everyone makes a judgment based on a first impression. It’s just human nature. And your home is no exception. Put some effort into trimming that lawn, painting that fence, and washing the exterior of your house. Plant a few colorful flowers and entice buyers in by winning them over from that first glance. 

Small touches make viewings more memorable 

Once you’ve cleaned and polished the house up and down, it’s time to add a few small flourishes to your home viewings with some tried and tested tactics to draw buyers in.

If you have a fireplace, get it burning and let people enjoy the soft glow and crackle of wood. Set up the dinner table to look like a family meal is about to happen. Fill the kitchen with the smell of fresh muffins. 

Remove personal items 

Now that you’ve made the house feel cozy and lived in, it’s time to remove all personal aspects of you that are on display. This is a pivotal part of the selling process and offers the buyer a blank canvas on which they’ll begin to picture themselves. 

Consider the buyer’s point of view 

If you take away one thing from this, it’s essential that you put yourself in the buyer’s shoes and remove any emotion or sentimentality from the situation. Remember that this is a buyer and seller relationship and nothing more. 

Keep the buyer’s wants and needs at the forefront of each decision you make, and you’ll soon be selling your home and making the next chapter in your life a reality.


Frost Buddy Universal, 5-in-1 can cooler can is a summer must-have

Frost Buddy universal, 5-in-1 can cooler can is a summer must-have

As I get the trailer ready for some upcoming camping trips, I am adding some useful items inside that I took note about after last year’s trips. I added more color to our room in the trailer, some more hooks in the bathroom for towels and some drink ware that was not disposable because I felt so wasteful with all the trash we created throwing away plates and cups. One of these additions is my Frost Buddy Universal because keeping my drinks cold is so hard outdoors in the summer.

Frost Buddy

As the photo above shows, this one can cooler fits 16 oz cans, bottles and 12 oz cans, slim cans, bottles or acts alone as a 16 oz tumbler. It actually fits many other beverages, so see the full list here. You utilize a removable insert tube and top ring to create the fit you need. I did a mountain check after sitting out on a hot evening and my mountains are still blue.

keep drinks cold

The double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel keeps drinks cold for up to 12+ hours. The bottom is a non-skid silicone and it is dishwasher safe. There are so many fun colors and designs. Frost Buddy Universal, 5-in-1 can cooler can is a summer must-have!

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Bare Candle Company uses natural ingredients and premium fragrance oils

Bare Candle Company uses natural ingredients and premium fragrance oils

I am not sure what I am most excited about looking at my Bare Candle Company candles – burning these great scents or finding creative uses for these reusable jars when done. These bare candles are as natural as they look. Each candle is crafted with wax made entirely from soybeans grown in the United States. This reduces its carbon footprint while providing local jobs.

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