Home Selling Process | McKenna St. Onge Tucson Real Estate - Southern Arizona

Home Selling Process

Selling your home doesn’t have to be daunting. Here are some useful tips for the process:

  • Call McKenna to get the ball rolling. It’s best to begin the selling process with your realtor. Together, we can consider your options, your marketing strategy, and potential changes to your home that can increase the resale value.

  • When you first decide you’d like to move, try and reduce the clutter in your home as much as possible. This will make moving easier when the time comes. Some great ways to get rid of possessions that you no longer need include holding a yard sale, giving to charity, or giving items away to friends who might need it.

  • Address problems in your home that might make selling more difficult. Nearly everyone has issues in their home that have been long ignored or postponed. Do a walkthrough of your home and write down potential issues that need to be resolved before putting your house on the market.

  • Consider large upgrades that might make your property more desirable. Investing in remodels, especially kitchens and bathrooms, can significantly increase the resale value of your home. McKenna is happy to help clients decide if they are a good candidate for this option.

  • Make small home improvements to ensure that your home is as attractive as possible to potential buyers. Some very inexpensive changes to your home can make a serious difference to home buyers. Some common improvements include:

    • Exterior and interior paint jobs

    • Flower bed, lawn care, and landscaping

    • Cleaning and spot-cleaning carpeting

    • Removing clutter from countertops and closet

    • Cleaning, scrubbing, and polishing surfaces

  • Decide what is included in the sale. Large, expensive items such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and other appliances are sometimes included in home sales. Including these items in marketing listings can pique interest and work to your advantage.

Work with your realtor for optimal staging. McKenna can help you make sure that your home looks comfortable, clean, and aesthetically pleasing.