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  • Writer's pictureTeresa Quintana

Prepping Your Home for the Mid- Michigan Spring Market? Here are some tips to get started.

If you are considering listing your home on the spring market, here are some helpful hints for getting started.


The first thing you should do is hire an agent to list your home. An individual to represent your best interests and help you navigate the transaction. There are many moving parts in a real estate transaction, so the ability to problem solve is a really important quality in an agent. Between inspections, appraisals and title work, all kinds of issues can present themselves, and peace of mind lies in being presented what your best options are to navigate situations. In addition to problem solving skills, online marketing skills are particularly important as well as reachability and communication skills.


The next step is getting your home ready to list. Some very basic items include decluttering and depersonalizing your home to get ready for professional photography, and to get the home show ready. Professional photos make a rather large difference in perceived value when buyers view your home online. Prepping for and utilizing this service truly makes a difference!


Depersonalizing includes removing photos from your fridge and walls, reverting to natural paint colors if possible, and stowing away specific to taste decor etc.

Your agent should do a walk through of the home to look for recommendations of items that may help your home sell for quicker, or for more money.


Your agent can help walk you through maintenance items that may come up in a home inspection as well so you can prepare your home and prevent those roadblocks in the sale of your home. This can include making sure the home is up to code for different loan types that buyers may bring offers with.


You should receive a preliminary Comparative Market Analysis as well. This is where data is pulled from the Midland Board of Realtors (or your local board) to see what current comparable sales suggest your homes listing strategy should be. A CMA will also help you understand the current market conditions in Midland County.


And lastly, this agent I speak of, should be me! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, or would like to schedule a free consultation! You may contact me directly to book, or book online via www.MidlandSold.com for an consultation!


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