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First-Time Seller? Here’s What You Need to Know

Posted by Rhonda on March 10, 2017
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Selling Your House in Knoxville - What to Do NowSelling a home is a big deal; it’s probably one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make.

And it’s a lot different from buying a home.

So what do you need to know as a first-time home-seller in Knoxville?

First-Time Sellers in Knoxville: The Basics of Selling Your Home

Naturally, the first thing you need is an experienced, talented seller’s agent who specializes in Knoxville and each of its neighborhoods (you found her!). Your Realtor® will walk you through the whole process of selling a home, and she’ll answer your questions along the way.

However, it’s never too early to start learning about the process.

First Things First: The CMA

Your Realtor will give you a comparative market analysis that lets you know how much your home is worth on today’s market. She’ll put compare your house to others that have recently sold (and those that are currently on the market) that are similar to yours, and conduct in-depth market research to find out how much you can ask—and probably get—for your home when you put it on the market.

Step Two: Staging Your Home for Sale

You’ll need to make your home as appealing as possible to potential buyers, which means staging it. Staging is the process of clearing out clutter, cleaning and making minor improvements, and turning your house into a “blank slate” so buyers can picture their belongings in your space.

Step Three: Show, Show, Show!

Your Realtor will be coordinating showings, but your responsibility during this time is to be flexible. It’s hard to live in a staged home (you’re afraid you’ll make a mess!), but if you want to sell your home quickly and at the right price, it’s important.


If you’re selling a home in Knoxville, we can help. We’ll be happy to give you a free comparative market analysis so you know how much your house is worth, walk you through the basics of staging, and put your home in front of all the right buyers.

Call us at 865-368-5150—we’d love to talk to you! In the meantime, search the Knoxville, TN MLS for homes that meet your needs.

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