Selling a home is all about incorporating the right ideas into the home selling game plan. Everybody and everything seems to have a game plan, a strategy to get something done. Hey, we’re in Football season where it’s all about game plans. Who is your favorite? What NFL team has the best game plans? Well, selling a home requires a game plan too. Today, I’m going to talk about some really smart ideas to selling a home. Let’s cross that closing, finish line.

Play out these ideas below and you’ll be sure to win the game of selling a home.

Smart Idea #1

You want to make sure that you want to sell your home and you’re not wishy washy about your decision to sell.

You need to make up your mind, be confident in your decision to sell and start the process.

Selling a home is not always an easy decision. There are a lot of factors that go into selling a home and a really huge factor are your emotions and letting go. Flashback to those countless memorable family meals or perhaps little Joey’s first bike ride down the driveway. The list of good times likely goes on and on as they’re etched in your memory. Savor those moments as they can never be taken from you, however when you’ve decided to sell your home, you must now put them aside and base your decisions to selling a home on solid home selling advice not clouded by memories.

This is a critical first step. Decision to sell made. Do what it takes to sell. Save yourself the agony.

Smart Idea #2

Realize that little things do matter.

It’s true! A shiny new Kitchen sink. A new Kitchen faucet. How about new knobs on your Kitchen cabinets? What could you do in your home’s Kitchen? Repair those things around your home that you’ve been meaning to do. All of these little things matter because they can make the difference in how appealing your home may be to a prospective home Buyer. And, because they’re “little” they won’t necessarily break the budget, yet will take you closer to selling your home. The costs associated with these things can amount to getting a Buyer interested for a lot less money than what you would potentially give up in price due to your home being seen as less than desirable.

Little things are key when you want big things to happen.

Smart Idea #3

Consider a Pre-Listing home inspection.

Know before you sell.Selling a home with smart ideas

Be prepared on what a Buyer’s home Inspection would reveal. Taking care of needed home repairs will always save you money before a Buyer comes to you and tells you what repairs are needed. If a Buyer’s home Inspector’s repair estimate is between $300-$500, what estimate do you think the Buyer will use when requesting money from you in order to make the repair? Yes, you guessed it, they’ll estimate it high at $500; you immediately lost $200! Don’t let them haggle with you, take care of it before when you’ve completed your own home inspection. Or if you don’t want to take care of the items highlighted in your home Inspector’s reveal, then simply note the items on your Seller’s Property Disclosure and price accordingly so any home Buyers know what needs fixing and therefore has been reflected in the price of your home’s selling price.

Makes you ready for the Buyer’s attempt to reduce your home’s sale price.