How to Jump-Start the Home Selling Process in 5 Steps

How to Jump-Start the Home Selling Process in 5 Steps

  • Marie Henderson Group
  • 06/26/23

Gladwyne is a bucolic town located just north of Philidelphia. With only a 30-minute drive to the big city, it’s surprising that Gladwyne feels a world away. The small town is filled with beautiful nature preserves and parks and offers an old-world charm that transports you to the early days of European villages. The downtown area of Gladwyne has a decided British village vibe and features historical architecture, featuring quirky remnants of the past like dumbbell waiters and cellar rooms. You have all the essentials you need downtown, including a drug store, grocery store, churches, and markets like a charcuterie shop.

The homes in Gladwyne can be expansive, and many have large, sprawling properties that offer privacy and seclusion. Many residents own their own horses, and the town is still filled with horse trails to this day, in addition to more modern walking, biking, and hiking trails.

Gladwyne is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed, rural lifestyle filled with privacy and old-world charm. If you’re thinking of selling your Gladwyne real estate, you might be wondering how to get started. Our guide will walk you through the major steps to sell your home and get a great offer.

#1 Find a great realtor

The first step to selling your home is finding a great realtor to work with. Realtors are real estate professionals that can guide you through every step of the selling process. A great realtor will take the time to connect with you and fully understand your real estate goals. They’ll ask you about why you’re selling your home and what price you’re hoping to sell for. They will help you decide on the right price for the market and demand in your neighborhood.

A great realtor will always be available to help you with any concerns you might have. They are completely dedicated to you and will help you with anything you need any day of the week. They are invaluable partners and will help you sell your home faster and for a good price.

In the Gladwyne and Philidelphia area, there is no better realtor than the Marie Henderson Group. Marie and her team are ready to help you through each step of the selling process, making your real estate goals a total breeze.

#2 Work with a stager

Once you’ve connected with your realtor, they will most likely advise you to work with a professional stager. Stagers are design professionals who can help you create the perfect look in your house that buyers want. Your realtor will be able to connect you with trusted stagers that they’ve worked with before and that understand the design trends in your area.

The first thing your stager will help you do is to declutter your home and remove any personal effects. All of the small touches that make your home feel like yours have got to go. When selling your home, you want buyers to be able to picture themselves in the home, so you want to remove any personal effects.

Next, your stager will help you declutter and organize your belongings. You should always keep your closets and storage space half full and completely organized to showcase the space in your home to buyers. Buyers will look through every cabinet and drawer, so everything needs to be neat and tidy.

Next, your stager will help you create the perfect look in your home that showcases an open floor plan, bright, natural lighting, and other features that buyers are looking for. This may involve placing some of your furniture into storage and using staging furniture and art that is more neutral and creates the design trends that buyers are looking for.

#3 Hire a professional photographer

After you’ve worked with your professional stager to create the perfect look in your home, it's time to capture it on camera. Even though today everyone has a great camera on their smartphone, taking listing photographs of your home is best left to the professionals. Professional photographers have the equipment and expertise needed to portray all the value your home has to offer accurately. They will be able to create beautiful photographs that accurately showcase all the amenities of your home and communicate the value of your home to buyers.

You can also work with a professional videographer to do a virtual home tour of your space. This can help attract buyers from out of town that may not be able to tour your home in person right away. Having a virtual tour allows potential buyers to explore the house and really see all the value your home has to offer.

#4 Host a great open house

Once your home is in top shape and your real estate agent has created a listing using your professional photographs, it's time to create some buzz and host a smashing open house. Open houses are events where many buyers are invited to tour your home.

Your real estate agent will help you come up with a great theme that showcases the value your home has to offer. For example, if your home has a wine cellar, you might host a wine tasting in the evening. The theme might encompass a garden party if your home has a beautiful outdoor space. Your real estate agent will come up with a great way to entice buyers and show them all your home's beautiful amenities.

#5 Create connections

A great real estate agent won’t just list your home, but they will also actively market it by promoting it through their connections. This might include direct calls to potential buyers they know are interested or generating advertisements in prominent magazines, newspapers, or online. Your real estate agent will do all of the heavy lifting to make selling your home a breeze.

If you’re ready to get started with the process, contact Marie Henderson today. She has extensive expertise in the luxury market around Philidelphia and can help you with all your real estate needs.

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