Ilene Harpudernew years resolutionswinter home sellingwinter selling December 23, 2021

New Year Resolutions To Help Sell Your Home

2021 was a record year for real estate. Interest rates hit all-time lows, and for home sellers, that meant a great time to cash in. These trends look to continue into 2022. So if you’re thinking about selling your home next year, Ilene Harpuder, a sales associate at ERA Justin Realty, has some advice for things you can do now to prepare to list your home.  


Get a Pre-Sale Home Inspection

“Hire a home inspector to do a thorough inspection of your home before you put it on the market,” advises Ilene. “This way you have plenty of time to make any necessary repairs and will be ready to go when you want to list.” This will remove many objections that your potential buyers may have, and you also might benefit from a faster sale and higher selling price.


Start Decluttering

“Most people have no idea how much stuff they have until they decide to move,” Ilene continues. “Start going through your basement, attic, closets, spare room, and even your main living areas and get rid of everything you don’t want to move to your new home. Donate it, sell it, give it away or throw it away! You want your home to look spacious and clean to attract buyers.”


Get a Head Start on Packing 

If you don’t need it for the next six months, pack it up. Holiday decor, seasonal items, sentimental items that remained after decluttering-pack them all now. “The fewer things you have in closets, the garage, or the basement, the bigger your home will look and feel,” advises Ilene.  


Find a Good Realtor

A good real estate agent will be incredibly knowledgeable about the local market, so you can be sure that you get the best possible price for your home. ERA Justin Realty has received the number one ranking in closed sales in Rutherford for 21 consecutive years, and its agents have, on average, more than 10 years’ experience. 

Ready to sell your home? Contact Ilene or one of the other qualified real estate professionals at ERA Justin by calling 201.939.7500.