The Basics

How to Buy & Sell A Home

This quick overview will provide an outline of the important steps in each process

To Sell Your Home

Start with a Plan

Approaching the selling process with a plan will help keep you on track. Consider essential points like your timeline and ideal price point. Going through these questions with a professional you trust can make all the difference.

Work with a Realtor

Greenwich REALTORS® have in-depth knowledge of the Greenwich market and a network of trusted partners in the industry. They follow a strict code of ethics that puts your interests first. Working with a professional gives you unique insight into things like comparable home prices, how long they stay on the market, and the best times to sell.

Price Smart

Your home’s exposure is at an all-time high when it’s first listed, which means that setting the right price at the beginning is essential. Too many people overestimate what their home is worth and are afraid of taking less. Your Realtor will research comparable house sales and assess your home’s condition to help you find a realistic price that won’t alienate your market.

Get Rid of Clutter

People want to be able to imagine themselves living in your home. A cluttered room is uninviting and uninspiring. Take this opportunity to clear out junk and pack away personal items like small photographs.

Imagine You’re the Buyer

Have you gotten used to that creaky door? Does anything need a fresh coat of paint? Look at recently sold homes and ask yourself: “Does my home have the same appeal?” It’s time to take yourself out of the picture, and let the buyers imagine themselves living there. It doesn’t matter that you like the homes that are selling.

Set the Stage

Think about how potential buyers will use the spaces in your home. If you’re an empty-nester who’s converted an extra bedroom into an office, consider adding an inexpensive inflatable mattress made up as a bed to make it easy for buyers to visualize it as a bedroom. Or remove the gym equipment from the living room…

Stay Flexible

To sell your home as quickly as possible, you need to be willing to have some flexibility when it comes to showings. Have a realistic talk with your Realtor before your listing goes live. How much time do you need in advance? Can you set aside weekend afternoons to be out of the house?

Don’t Neglect Your Pets

Not everyone will find Fido as lovable as you do, so it’s important to make arrangements for your pets. Take them with you or keep them in a designated part of the house.

Realtors showing buyers your home want to minimize any dangers or stress for your pets. They’ll abide by any showing instructions your Realtor has entered into the Greenwich MLS.

Rely on Your Realtor

Your Realtor is here to help you. Don’t hesitate to reach out to them with any uncertainty or confusion. They’ve gone through this before and can offer you much-needed advice and encouragement.

As GAR Members, we promise to be with you every step of the way. Let’s get started!

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