Negotiate a Leaseback. Where are you moving and would some extra time in your home (after you close) be helpful? We can negotiate a Leaseback for a few days, weeks or months. Keep in mind, it’s best to negotiate the Leaseback BEFORE the final contract is signed.
Is your existing mortgage a VA, FHA or Conventional loan? This information will affect what day of the month you should close. As a seller, try and close a Conventional loan between the 5th-13th of the month. This way you can skip that months payment because the loan will be paid off. With a VA/FHA loan, as soon as you begin a new month the payment and ALL the interest is due. So, try and close towards the end of the month (but NOT the last day).
Are your utility bills low? If they are, please make a copy or write down the last years worth of electric, gas and water so customers can see the savings of your house over other properties.
Really think about WHY you originally purchased your home. Please write the reasons down. I want to make sure and communicate all the special features your home has to offer to potential buyers. For Example, 2 blocks from a large park with off the leash dog walking, Small or Large yard, Corner lot for potential boat parking in the backyard, . . .
Professional photos are a must! The home needs to look as nice as possible. So, you’ll want to de-clutter and have amazing curb appeal.
Do you have any loud/aggressive pets? We want to make sure the potential buyers can focus on the property and can picture themselves at home. Loud/aggressive animals are very distractive and make it difficult for buyers to feel comfortable. Ultimately, this distraction could cost you thousands! Is there an opportunity for them to stay with a family member or friend during the showing period.
Do you have the time and money to make additional improvements? This is your best chance to make extra money. Ask yourself, are you willing to spend X on repairs/improvements if I can net you 2-4 times the cost.