The Ultimate Checklist For Selling Your House

Updated: Feb 9

The ultimate guide to selling your house
Here are the steps every home owner should take when selling their house

Ah yes, you’ve decided to sell your house and move somewhere new.

Whatever your reason may be for deciding to sell, here’s the ultimate checklist for selling your house and preparing for the inevitable move to your new home.

Decide How You Want To Sell Your House (Or Rent it)

First and foremost, decide how you want to sell the property. You have a few options to choose from.

So take some time to consider which makes the most sense for you.

For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

Selling For Sale By Owner is less traditional but can save you 6% on real estate commissions if you’re able to pull it off.

Be aware, going the FSBO route will put all the work on your shoulders. Everything from:

  • Preparing the house for sale

  • Staging and cleaning

  • Properly pricing the property

  • Handling showings

  • Juggling offers

  • And managing closing

We don’t recommend selling FSBO, but if you opt to sell this way, you’ll want to read our in-depth guide about the process.

Real Estate Agent

Hiring a real estate agent is by far the most common way to sell your house.

Agents may come with a hefty price, but they bring:

  • Market knowledge

  • Experience with negotiating

  • Industry connections

And, of course, your realtor will handle all the work necessary to list and sell your property. At least they should if they’re any good.

If you chose to list with an agent, be sure to read our guide to working with real estate agents to make sure you find th