Selling your home comes with its unique set of challenges. The thought of packing up years of memories and coordinating the logistics can be daunting. But with the right approach, research, and help from a trusted real estate professional, you can make the process smoother, more manageable, and perhaps even fun! With these easy steps and the guidance of a local Lamacchia Realty REALTOR® you will be ready to move without the added stress.

1. Start Early and Declutter Your Home

With any major life decision, preparation is key! The moment you decide on selling your home, start decluttering. This not only makes your home more appealing to potential buyers but also reduces the items you’ll need to move. Additionally, it will make each room of the house much easier to stage when it comes time for listing photos and showings.  When you begin going through your home, you may be surprised by what items you may find while cleaning out your attic or garage. Turn unwanted items into cash by holding a garage sale or selling online on Facebook Marketplace or Poshmark. It’s a win-win!

2. Understand Your Property’s Value

REALTOR holding upwards arrow above wooden housesIt’s important to know what kind of real estate market you’re getting into when selling your home, which is why thorough research is so important. Have a good understanding of the current market trends in your area. This will give you an idea of what to expect, and how you can use the market your advantage when you’re getting ready to sell your home. The best step you can take when deciding how to properly price your house is to consult with a professional REALTOR® from Lamacchia Realty. Our experts can provide insights tailored to your specific neighborhood, ensuring you get the best value for your home, and earn the most money following the sale.

3. Utilize Lamacchia Property Management’s Fix It and List It Services When Selling

Minor fixes make a major difference when putting a property up for sale! Before listing, ensure that all minor repairs are taken care of. A small investment can significantly increase your home’s appeal. Go around the house and see you have any leaky faucets, chipped paint, or light switches that need to be replaced. Little repairs like these can be done in just a matter of hours, and it can really help drive it home to buyers that the property has been well taken care of. Bigger repairs might pose financial and logistical problems. Luckily, our sister company Lamacchia Property Management can come to the rescue! We offer handymen services to help you with these fixes. It’s a hassle-free way to prep your home for the market.

4. Plan the Logistics for Your Move

man working on laptop and notebookSelling your home and moving into a new one involves many moving parts and legal dates to remember. But what is also important is to consider the dates on which you’ll be physically moving from one property to the next. The best approach to getting yourself organized is to create a timeline! Outline key dates, such as when you’ll start packing, the last day in your old home, and the first day in your new one. To make things even smoother, consider hiring a professional moving company to ease the transition. They’re experts in handling everything from bulky furniture to delicate items. They’ll ensure your items are safely and efficiently transported from your old home to your new chapter!

5. Throughout the Selling Process, Stay Informed and Flexible

Throughout the process of buying and selling, be sure to consistently stay updated! Regularly check in with your Lamacchia Realty agent. They’ll keep you informed about viewings, offers, and any feedback from potential buyers. Your agent will be your biggest resource, so you may even want to have their number on speed dial! It’s also just as crucial to be ready to adapt. Sometimes, some steps of the transaction don’t go as planned. Being flexible and having trust in your REALTOR ® can help reduce stress during any potential unexpected situations.


Hand holding keyRemember, selling your home and moving to a new place is a significant milestone. It’s natural to feel a mix of excitement and apprehension. There are complexities to navigate, legal procedures to understand, and not to mention the emotional attachment you may have to your current home. However…you are not alone! With the right guidance and support, especially from trusted partners like Lamacchia Realty, you’ll be ready to move and start your new chapter with confidence!