Below is a table of contents. We will discuss each subject in subsequent weeks.
Today we discuss the number 1 most important thing you must do. It is so obvious yet almost always overlooked. Doing this will improve your success.
We spoke to Real Estate Industry Experts here in Colorado. We looked at what gurus like Mr. Warren Buffet have to say. We did all this for you to make the process of getting your home sold super easy.
I 100% guarantee if you do stat with number 1, then move through each step, you will find someone to buy your house and feel really good about it once it’s closed and you have moved on.
Does that sound like a plan?
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Number 1: Make a plan.
Here we discuss the most commonly overlooked step you must take to sell your house successfully. It doesn’t cost you a single cent. Warren Buffet repeatedly advises on how important planning is.
Number 2. How to clean and declutter.
Number 3: What to do for pricing and strategy.
Number 4: Repairs and upgrades that actually pay for themselves.
Number 5: Photography: “PRO” or NO?
Number 6: Video walkthroughs – low tech and high tech
Number 7: Measure ongoing progress using Trello.
Number 8: How to stand out from the crowd.
It doesn’t end there, though. We are also compiling The Definitive Guide to Sell Your House in Today Market. This is an exhaustive look into absolutely every minor detail.
So far, we have spent 73 hours planning this. We have posted the first 1367 words as of today.
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1. Make a plan to sell your house.
Research shows that creating a plan can more than double your chance of success. Therefore, if you’re thinking about selling your house, you have to do this absolutely– and this plan should be created before any other step is taken. It will guide you on every decision. Keep you focused on the prize. It will make you into a ruthless selling machine.
Start by creating a summary or an overview. This summary will outline what is it that you want to do? Who will be involved, how you plan to do it, etc.
The summary is a mini version of the entire process. It is your “war room.” At any point, if you are unsure, you will look to the plan to keep you moving in the right direction. It will 100% guarantee your success.
It should include the following:
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
NB: Do not get into too much detail for the summary. Instead, use it as a brainstorming session. You will create a more detailed version later.
You may feel like you are repeating yourself through this process. That’s OK. Just work through each step, and you will come out the other side with an excellent understanding of what needs to be done and why. I 100% guarantee it will make the process of selling your house fast and super easy.
These are the guidelines for what you need to get down on paper. More is better. Don’t be afraid. We can organize it all later.
Who is involved in selling your house? This can include:
- potential buyers
- maybe even agents
- people required to rehab house
What are you trying to achieve?
- Obviously, you are trying to sell your house.
- Do you want to sell your house quickly?
- How much do you want to get?
Why do you want to sell your house?
This can help guide some of the other questions and answers also.
- Do you want to change?
- Do you have a new job, so you must relocate?
- Are you downsizing?
- Maybe there is another reason?
When do you want to sell your house?
- The when of selling your house can be how fast, i.e., today, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year?
- It could be the time of year, e.g., summer, winter, etc. When do you want to move to?
- Where is your current house located?
- Where do you want to move to?
How do you want to sell your house?
- Do you want to sell it the traditional method with an agent?
- Do you want to sell it by yourself as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO)?
- Do you want to sell it to an I-Buyer like WatsonBuys.com or Zillow?
These questions help you get together your team in a measurable fashion, create timelines, and measure success.