Are you thinking about selling your home in Las Vegas? The process can be overwhelming, but with the right Realtor® by your side, it can be a smooth and stress free experience. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the top 10 steps to selling your home in Las Vegas, including how to find the right agent and take their recommendations into account.
1. Research and Find a Reputable Agent
The first step in selling your home is to find a reputable real estate agent who specializes in the Las Vegas area. Look for agents with good reviews and a proven track record of successful home sales. We recommend the Kagan Johnston Group at Go Global Realty, known for their expertise in the Las Vegas market and outstanding customer service. Your agent will also have a list of vendors to choose from to help you get the home ready for the market.
2. Schedule a Consultation
Once you’ve found the right agent, schedule a consultation to discuss your specific needs and goals for selling your home. Your agent will be able to provide valuable insight and advice on how to best prepare your home for sale. Don’t hesitate to interview a few, after all, you are trusting them with one of your most valuable possessions to sell. But once you’ve picked an agent, work with them exclusively. Some of the most difficult steps to selling a home can be easily surmounted if you trust the advice of the agent you picked to sell your home.
3. Prepare Your Home
Follow your agent’s recommendations for preparing your home for sale, including any necessary repairs or renovations. This will help ensure your home is in top condition and will attract more buyers. Helpful tip, declutter your home and store your most valuable possessions. Although it happens rarely, you don’t want to leave the things you really love lying around for those that may be in your home.
4. Determine the Listing Price
Your agent will provide you with a market analysis to determine the appropriate listing price for your home. It is important to price your home correctly to ensure a quick sale. This may include tactics such as offering buyer incentives to let buyers know you are willing to help them pay down their interest rate and/or pay some of their closing costs. In this market, that tactic can put you a cut above the rest.
5. Get Professional Photography Done for Your Home
You love your home, so make sure the photos accurately represent how you feel about it. Allow your agent to take professional photographs of your home or allow them to hire their professional to be used in listing and marketing materials. These photographs will be the first impression potential buyers have of your home, so make sure they are high-quality and showcase the best features of your home. Some photographers will also offer a virtual tour option, which will allow prospective buyers to view your home without having to physically come see it first. This may reduce the number of showings you need to coordinate for.
6. List Your Home
Allow your agent to prepare and list your home on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and other relevant websites. This will ensure that your home is seen by the most potential buyers possible. The MLS will also syndicate to a number of websites you may have heard of (some of them starting with Z).
7. Show Your Home
Follow your agent’s advice on staging and showing your home to potential buyers. This will help buyers envision themselves living in your home and make a positive impression. It’s very important to be as flexible as possible when scheduling your showings, within reason, to allow for the highest number of prospective buyers to view your gorgeous home. Most agents will recommend you install a few security cameras that connect to your phone so that you can make sure your belongings remain in place.
8. Respond to Offers
Respond promptly to any offers or requests for information from potential buyers. Your agent will help you navigate the negotiation process and ensure that you get the best deal possible. Its important that you and your agent thoroughly review the offers submitted and either accept, counter, or reject them in a reasonable period of time. Many buyer’s agents will intentionally lowball their first offer in this market, so make sure to weigh the pros and cons of rejecting an offer outright or countering it with terms that are more suitable to you.
9. Finalize the Sale
Carefully review and sign all necessary documents to complete the sale of your home. Make sure that your utilities remain on through the close of escrow and that you make reasonable accommodations for the buyer to do home inspections, appraisals, and walk throughs. Your agent will guide you through this process to ensure that everything is done correctly.
10. Move Out
Once the sale is complete, it’s time to prepare to move out. This is a great time to declutter and organize your belongings, making the move-out process as smooth as possible. In many cases, you will be able to get a short lease back period from the new buyer so that you can coordinate your new living arrangements and move out in a lower stress time frame. Its important to make sure that you have communicated with your agent clearly about your expectations on move out so that there isn’t a last minute rush to vacate your old home.
Selling a home in Las Vegas can be a daunting task, but with the right agent by your side, it doesn’t have to be. By following these 10 steps and working with a reputable agent like the ones at the Kagan Johnston Group at Go Global Realty, you can ensure that your home sells quickly and for top dollar. Let their expertise and knowledge of the Las Vegas market guide you through the process and make your home sale a success.