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6 Tips When Preparing To Sell Your Home

January 22nd, 2023 • 4 min read

Couple hanging painting on living room wallIf it’s time to sell your home and move somewhere new, there are many things you’ll need to do beforehand. Selling a home isn’t something that most people do every day, and you want to get the best sale you can. Whether you’re looking to move into new construction or relocate somewhere like Parrish, Florida, there are several things to consider before selling your home.

Here are some top tips when preparing to sell your home.

Find Out Whether It’s a Good Time to Sell
People who want to get the best deal they can on their home should spend time researching the markets and finding out whether it’s a good time to sell. If there is a better time to sell, consider delaying the sale of your home and choosing to list it at a later date when the markets are more buoyant. On the other hand, if you’re in a rush to sell your home and move into new construction, you should list your home now to sell your home sooner. To help you reach these conclusions, consider working with a real estate professional. Ultimately, deciding whether it’s a good time to sell your home will come down to a combination of personal and external market factors.

  • Be Realistic About Your Home
    You should be realistic about the home you’re selling and its worth. If your home is new construction, it may hold more value than an older home in the area. Compare your home to others nearby when deciding how much to sell your house. Your real estate professional can help assess your home’s value and help you get the best value for your home – or contact an appraiser for advice. Pricing your house correctly for the market will not only help your home sell quicker, but it will help determine how much money you have when deciding the price point when purchasing your new home.
  • Invest in Repairs
    You will have a better chance of getting the money you want for your home if you invest in general maintenance and repairs. Weigh the pros and cons of investing in large-scale repairs like windows or roofs. However, invest the time and money into smaller maintenance projects, especially to showcase that everything functions as it should. If parts of your home, such as your kitchen and bathrooms, are outdated, consider renovating to increase the value of your home. Alternatively, price the house knowing the new owner will need to make repairs and renovations.
  • Declutter Your Home
    Clutter can become one of the biggest barriers when selling your home. Removing clutter as early as possible can help make the listing process of your home efficient and ensure your home looks appealing to prospective buyers. One helpful tip for decluttering your home is to tackle one room at a time. Identify what you want to donate to charity or recycle and what you want to take with you to your new construction home.
  • Depersonalize Your Home
    Much like decluttering, packing away personal items such as ornaments, photographs, office papers, and wall art before listing your home is critical to a successful showing. Remember, buyers will want to see the bones and structure of your home and how they might live there. They do not need to see your life.
  • Increase Curb Appeal
    First impressions count. Preparing your home for the best sale possible involves putting yourself in the shoes of a prospective buyer and thinking about what they are looking for. While this will vary between prospective homebuyers, some specific things will increase your chances of a sale. For example, ensure that the exterior of your home is tidy and there is no visible damage. Ensure the lawn and landscaping are trimmed and weeded, or add flowers or potted plants for visual appeal. Consider repainting doors, shutters, or other outside fixtures.
  • Decide Where to Move
    Moving is more than preparing your existing home for the market. Before selling your home, you should also consider your next steps and where you will move from. You may decide to move to new construction or venture further away from your current town or city. Finding your next home can help you to prepare more effectively to sell your current home. You will better understand how much money you need to raise from the sale of your home and the timeframe you need to work within before moving.

Finding Your Perfect Next Home
When you’re ready to sell your home and find a new one, there are many options to consider. If you’re looking to move to new construction, check out North River Ranch in Parrish, FL. This popular new home community in Parrish, Florida, offers a wide range of new construction home options, including townhomes, villas, and single-family homes. You’re sure to find something you and your family can enjoy for years.

About Neal Land & Neighborhoods

Neal Land & Neighborhoods is a Manatee and Sarasota, Florida-based community and master land planning and development organization led by John A. Neal. The company incorporates smart master-planning and public infrastructure solutions to create the next level of elite community planning in Southwest Florida. By working with carefully selected new home builders, Neal Land & Neighborhoods aims to establish thriving, sustainable, livable, and ecologically sensitive communities throughout Manatee, Sarasota, and Hillsborough counties. Neal Land & Neighborhoods currently owns or controls several thousand acres of land entitled for more than 9,000 future residential homes and the supporting mixed-use commercial and retail. For additional information, visit