Have you been thinking about putting your Dublin, CA home on the market? Are there things you think you need to do before you’re 100% ready to open up your home to potential buyers? The thought of getting everything perfect before putting your house on the market can be overwhelming. But, how do you decide when you’ve done enough to put a ‘For Sale’ sign in the yard? In order to determine if you are ready to sell your Dublin, CA home, start by talking with a realtor about getting it listed and then get to work on prepare your home for market.

Set up a listing appointment with a realtor

There are several ways you can determine if a realtor is a good fit for you and your situation. To learn more about that process, you can read our blog on the topic. Once you have found a top notch realtor to work with, you need to set up a listing appointment for your home. A listing appointment does several things. First, if you decide to list your home, the realtor will walk you through the technicalities of the process. They will help you understand their role in the sales process and how the process will progress. You will also get into details like how long the listing will be active and what happens when an offer comes in. You will have the opportunity to ask your realtor any questions that come to mind. Another important element of the listing appointment is that the realtor will have a chance to look through your house. Experienced realtors know what buyers are looking for and can advise you on things you can do to make your home more appealing. Better yet, they can let you know which of the tasks on your list that you can leave undone. Once the listing appointment is complete, you should have a clear understanding of how close your home is to being ready for the market

Get to work

There are few homes that need absolutely no work before they go up for sale. Getting your home ready may be as simple as packing up some clutter and putting the boxes in storage. On the other hand, you could have a major project-like replacing the flooring or fixing the room-which you need to do in order to maximize your chances of a quick sale. Listen to the recommendations of your realtor on which projects matter and then get to work. Oftentimes, small changes and adjustments can make a big difference in how your home looks to potential buyers.

You can get started today on the process of selling your home. Call your realtor and schedule a time to meet at your home for a listing appointment. Even if you do not list it the day of the appointment, you will likely gain important information on how to get ready to sell your Dublin, CA home.

Jameel Batshon, Broker/Co-Founder of Century 21 Cornerstone Realtors has 15 Years of Real Estate Experience with a background in Lending that started in 2002 at Household Finance Company. Jameel was Born in San Francisco, Ca and moved to the East Bay at a young age. Jameel has been a licensed Realtor since 2004.