home-selling timeline

In an ideal world, the moment you stick a for-sale sign in your front yard is the moment buyers line up with offers. Unfortunately, selling a home is not that easy. The home selling process can take some time. To properly plan around this process, it’s crucial that you understand the timeline of selling a home. The following is a general breakdown of the typical home-selling timeline:

  1. Researching the local market – To understand the value of your house and how much negotiating power you’ll have, you’ll need to research your local market. Look at recently sold comps to get a good idea of the demand in your area. Begin research at least two months before you plan to list.
  2. Hiring an agent – A real estate agent can help you prepare your home for sale, pinpoint the right asking price, and line up buyers. Begin working with an agent six weeks before listing.
  3. Preparing your home – At the same time you hire an agent, you should begin prepping your house by making repairs and investing in home improvements that will boost the home’s value.
  4. Moving out – Although you don’t have to be moved out before you begin showing your home, it’s a good idea to be. If you can, begin moving out around a month before you list.
  5. Marketing your property – Start advertising your property online a week before you officially list it on the market to begin generating interest.
  6. Selling your property – Once listed, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to sell. The average home stayed on the market for 24 days in 2020. However, keep in mind that closing can take an average of 46 days, which means from the day you list to the day you close can last roughly two months.

All in all, expect to spend between three and four months preparing and selling your home. For more home selling advice, contact us at Randy Lindsay today.

MY BIO

Randy has enjoyed over 27 wonderful years in the Real Estate industry making dreams come true for homeowners.

Superior customer service is #1 to Randy and he provides this to all of his clients using knowledge, professionalism, integrity and persistence.

Randy is a successful and experienced real estate agent who expertly represents both buyers and sellers. Scores of Charlotte area residents have trusted Randy in the process of listing their homes to sell.

read more

Real Estate in Rock Hill,

Fort Mill and surrounding

York county

Reviews on Zillow
1425325
"Randy was very easy to work with. He was open and honest, and always there to answer any questions or concerns we had. He was available and worked ... more "
5.0/5.0
by Diana Holliday
1422016
"My wife and I worked with Randy to sell our home located in the Lake Wylie area. Great job of preparing the information and advertising for the ... more "
5.0/5.0
by Bruce Dycus
1421990
"Randy actually helped us sell our old house and buy our new house. He was honest and hardworking and sold our home in a week. We were pleased with ... more "
5.0/5.0
by Jennifer Tobin
Mortgage calculator

Find us on Facebook

Archives