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First-Time Sellers

When it comes to selling your home, it feels like there is a never ending checklist of things you need to fix, update, or take care of. Not only that, but the simple fact of keeping the home clean at all times of the day is exhausting enough. Does it have to be this difficult? Not always. With some organization and a plan, the process of selling your home can go from hectic and crazy to planned and predictable.

In a hot real estate market like Northern Virginia in 2022, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Here are five tips that we think will help make the process of selling your home quick and easy!

5 Top Home Selling Tips

  1. Ask about home staging. The first impression is key when it comes to potential buyers, so you want yours to be a good one. Ask your agent about how to best stage your home to boost the appeal.

  2. Professional photos. So much home shopping happens online in 2022, which means that you want social media and home listing sites on your side. Ask your agent to find a great real estate photographer and put emphasis on the lighting!

  3. Do the most with home showings. In a hot market like Northern Virginia, it might only take one weekend for your home to get multiple offers. So you might consider planning a fun weekend away while your agent shows your house off!

  4. Decide what you want to improve beforehand. Most homes have a long “wish list” of improvements or repairs that need to be made. Odds are, you won’t be able to make all of them before selling. Decide what is top a priority and run with it!

  5. Set the right price. When it comes to listing a home for sale, setting the right price makes a world of difference. Find an agent that has experience listing homes like yours and knows the market. When the price is right, the buyer will come knocking!

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Sell in Northern Virginia

If you're still on the fence of whether or not to sell your Northern Virginia house, think about if your current home still meets your needs. For many homeowners, working remotely impacts which features are most important in a home.

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