Whether you’re selling in a buyer’s or seller’s market, the basics of how to sell your house don’t change. Buyers will be most interested in your home the first few weeks it’s on the market, so you need to make sure your house is ready to go on day one. It is possible for you, as a seller, to offload your home quickly. Real Estate experts say selling comes down to a few key things. By using these easy and inexpensive tips, you can expect an offer quicker…
Clean Your House So It Stands Out
Fast selling means getting rid of clutter both inside the house and in the yard and putting some elbow grease into making everything look as new as possible. Your home will look bigger and its best features will stand out best when there is the least amount of clutter in it. Storage space is a big selling point for buyers, and the less of your stuff they see in the closets, the bigger your storage spaces will look. You may want to rent storage space to store some of your stuff or better yet… get rid of stuff you may not need. It will also result in less things to move. Clean each and every room in your home from top to bottom. Give all kitchen appliances a once over, clean air vents, shampoo your carpet, mop every floor house. Just remember the payoff will be worth it for a potential buyer!
Stage Your Home To Sell It Faster
Home staging is basically cleaning your home and rearranging the furniture (or renting furniture if it’s empty) so your home looks like a showroom. A professional home stager sees your home from a buyer’s perspective and understands how to highlight its strengths and soften its flaws.
- Pick neutral colors for walls, decor, and furniture
- Let in all the natural light you can
- Leave just enough furniture in each room to make it look functional and roomy
- Deep clean everything
Hire a Photographer For the Listing Photos
It may feel like hiring a professional photographer will be a waste of money, but a photographer can make your home look brilliant in your listing. They have all the tools to capture the correct lighting.
- They will have a wide-angle lens for great photos
- They can take high-resolution images—a camera will typically take higher resolution photos than your phone.
- They can edit the photos, brighten them up and crop them so every room is straight and beautifully centered.
- They will take horizontal photos. They look better in online listings.
Have Your Home Available For Showings
If you want to sell your home quick you will need to be flexible and open with your time, to allow your real estate agents to tour it as often as possible. This is a very frustrating time. Because you have to live in the home but keep it in pristine order for showings and you have to leave each and every time there is a showing or an open house. Selling fast is best done when homeowners
aren’t present for potential buyers to tour your home.
Amp Up the Curb Appeal
Your home’s exterior is the first thing a buyer sees, in-person and online. If it doesn’t look good, a buyer will move on to the next listing. In the yard, trim hedges, refresh mulch, and edge the lawn. Consider pressure-washing your house, walkways, and driveway, and painting trim and shutters. Polish the front door hardware, paint the door and clean any cobwebs or bird droppings off your front porch. Flowers, particularly near the entryway, make your home feel alive and inviting.
Attract a Buyer with the Right Price
To sell your home fast, your home needs to be priced to compete with the others currently on the market or recently sold in your neighborhood. Your real estate agent will help you decide on the right listing price for your home, he/she has all the tools for that decision. Pricing is as much of an art as a science sometimes. It’s not just about what you need financially, but what the market will handle and how much value your home—and your neighborhood—has. At the end of the day, the amount of money you are asking buyers to pay could be what seals the deal.
Tom has 20+ years experience in helping his clients buy and sell properties. Tom is also great resource for trusted vendors that can help assess and fix a property before buying or selling it.
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