Greg Clemens’ Ultimate Guide to Listing Your Henderson Home for Sale

Greg Clemens’ Ultimate Guide to Listing Your Henderson Home for Sale

  • Greg Clemens
  • 12/17/22

Finding a well-qualified buyer and closing your home sale is no easy feat, even in a hot seller's market. If you’re ready to list your Henderson or Las Vegas home for sale — but aren’t sure where to begin — you’re not alone.

Preparing to sell your home undoubtedly takes time and effort, and it can be challenging to know where to start. From decluttering to hiring a realtor you trust, below is real estate agent Greg Clemen’s ultimate guide to selling your home in Henderson.

Ready to sell your Henderson home? Follow these steps

Begin with decluttering

Research shows that first-time home buyers tend to stay in their homes for around 11 years. Homeowners who’ve owned a house previously traditionally keep their homes for approximately 15 years, on average. Understandably, staying in the same home for that long means you’ll accumulate some clutter. With that in mind, you’ll want to ensure that your home is thoroughly decluttered before listing.

There’s no question that decluttering can take serious time and effort, so you’ll want to be sure to give yourself sufficient time to tackle this project. Consider blocking it out in chunks to give yourself the necessary time to sort and organize. Begin focusing on one room at a time and thoroughly declutter that before moving on to a new section. While decluttering can seem like a nuisance, you’ll be happy to know that doing so can increase your home’s value by 3-5% — and kick-start the moving process.

Clean from top to bottom

After successfully decluttering your home, the next order of business is cleaning. Before a photographer arrives, you’ll want to make your home shine. Like decluttering, this step can take some time, so you might want to consider bringing in a professional cleaner to get your home looking its best.

If you decide to tackle this project yourself, there are some tips and tricks you can follow to get your home sparkling. When it comes to cleaning, you’ll want to pay extra attention to the kitchen and bathroom. These rooms (known to collect grime) require a deep dive. The living room and dining room are other rooms that potential buyers are most interested in. Clean everything from ceiling fans to baseboards.

As you prepare your house to hit the market, it’s best to pare down your pet supplies. Keep in mind that buyers might not share your affinity toward pets. Plus, they may be allergic, so it’s best to make your home as pet neutral as possible. Be sure to note any damage caused by pets, and pay extra attention when cleaning to eliminate pet odor. To ensure your home is ready, vacuum floors, air out the house to neutralize the scent, and store away any pet items. This might include leashes, bowls, or bedding. While this might be slightly inconvenient, it will help widen the pool of interested buyers in your property in the long run.

Set the stage

Staging is one way you can make your home look its best. Staging is the process of rearranging furniture, redecorating, or organizing in a way that appeals to potential buyers. Whether your home is occupied or vacant, staging will help highlight its best features. You’ll want to stage after thoroughly cleaning and decluttering and before taking professional photos. Start with depersonalizing your space. Remove any family photos, college memorabilia, or knick-knacks — this allows potential buyers to envision themselves living in the space.

Research by the National Association of Realtors found that 77% of buyer’s agents said that staging made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home. It enables viewers to imagine the home as their own, and it will also help you get more bang for your buck. Data has shown that staged homes will sell for an average of 17% more than non-staged homes.

Focus on repairs

When it comes to selling, you don’t want anything that will distract potential buyers from their interest in your home. That’s why it’s essential to tackle repairs before selling, ranging from dents in the walls to appliances that no longer work. You can start by conducting a complete walk-through of the interior and exterior of your home and making note of anything that needs to be repaired or replaced. Your real estate agent will assist you in identifying items that should be on your to-do list.

While taking care of repairs is critical, remember that now isn’t the time for a complete renovation. For instance, it’s not time to update the kitchen or give the bathroom a makeover. Instead, you want to focus on small home improvement projects that will bring you the greatest return on investment.

Prepare to move out

When budgeting your move out, be sure to take into account moving expenses and closing costs. The exact amount of closing costs that sellers pay varies by state and transaction. In 2021, closing costs were roughly 1.03% of a home’s sale price.

In addition to preparing yourself financially, it’s essential to make sure that you’re ready emotionally. Moving can be emotional; for most sellers, detaching themselves emotionally from a home is one of the most challenging parts of the sale. To make the process easier, try viewing selling as a business transaction and your home as a product. This way of thinking can help you view your home objectively to see if any repairs need to be done before listing.

Consider curb appeal

Curb appeal plays a large factor in attracting potential buyers. After all, your home only has one chance to make a first impression. Give the front door a fresh coat of paint, power wash driveways and sidewalks, and add some outdoor lighting. It’s worth noting that the Washington Post recommends investing as much as 10% of your home’s value into landscaping in an attempt to make the outside of your home as attractive as the interior. Consider hiring a professional landscaper to get your yard looking vibrant and healthy in no time.

Hire an experienced Henderson real estate agent

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When it comes to selling, some buyers attempt to forgo the traditional route of working with a realtor to avoid paying the 4-6% commission fee. While this is feasible, it can prove to be more difficult in the long run. Working with a real estate agent means you’ll have someone to guide you through the process and answer any questions you might have. This is especially useful when it’s your first time selling a home. Plus, they’ll be able to bring you more potential buyers, assist with marketing your home, and guide you through the legal aspects that come with paperwork.

Listing agents will also be able to help you determine the price at which to list your property. To do this, real estate professionals conduct a comparative market analysis that surveys nearby recently sold homes.

When you’re ready to sell Henderson real estate, Greg Clemens and his talented team are equipped to help you strategize a successful sale. Whether it’s your first time selling or your fifth, Greg will help guide you through the process with compassion, expertise, and stress-free guidance. With years of experience in the Henderson real estate market and extensive knowledge of current Henderson homes for sale, Greg is the right agent to help sell your home.

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