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Waltham Home Sellers Checklist

Waltham Home Sellers Checklist

We all know just how stressful selling a home can be, but it does not have to be!  This checklist will be a guide to keep you on track and ahead of the game.  From hiring the right real estate agent to closing day.  There is plenty to cover, so let's get into it. 

Before You List

You may be tempted to list your home right when you decide that you are willing to sell your home.  However, there are some things you want to check off your home sellers checklist first.  To ensure that you get the best price for your home, take care of these items before listing your home.  

Hire The Right People 

Selling a home is not a small or easy feat.  Finding the right time to sell, repairs, and even staging your home might be too much.  It is recommended to have a Waltham real estate agent by your side to assist you with selling your home and providing you insight into the market.  

If you decide that you are not going to hire an agent we highly recommend that you at least dust up on local laws and regulations of the process.  

A proven real estate agent can assist you to avoid the headaches of all the laws and regulations to follow during the process to ensure that the process moves along smoothly.  

Understand Your Waltham’s Homes Worth

Before jumping into an appraisal and slapping a price on your home , conduct your own comparative marketing analysis (CMA) to discover your home’s value.  Research the local housing market to see what similar homes in the area are selling for.  When calculating the worth of your home , take an honest look at the condition and consider any improvements that could be conducted.  

Prepare to Spend

Whether it is repairing squeaky floors or replacing them entirely, preparing to sell a home requires investments.  Be sure that you are ready financially by creating a budget and sticking to it.  Here are some main expenses that you can run into:

  • Capital Gain Tax

  • Staging 

  • Transfer Tax

  • Mortgage Payoff

  • Mortgage Payoff Fee 

  • Title Insurance 

  • Repairs

  • Real Estate Fees

Prepare Your Home

Getting a home inspection before placing your home on the market to sell will give you time to make any last minute changes or repairs.  A skilled Waltham realtor will be able to provide insight due to their experience dealing with getting multiple homes ready to sell!  Be prepared for a cost to have a home inspection done, the national average is around $300.  Your realtor will be able to guide you through each process so that these fees and costs do not creep up on you. 

Contact Hans Brings Today!

If you are a resident in the Waltham area that is looking to take advantage of the current market and sell your home contact Hans today!  He is skilled and experienced when it comes to the home selling process.  Hans will walk you through each step and be able to answer any questions that may pop up.  Get started by calling him at 781-891-9993 or by filling out a contact form on his website!


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