When everybody and their uncle is telling you the “best” things to do to help your home sell, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Before you go making rash decisions that could hurt your chances for a fast sale we would like to give you some seldom mentioned tips that just put your property over the edge…
First Impressions Matter
If your mailbox is curbside make sure it looks amazing. Is the driveway cracked? Your home’s interior isn’t the only area in need of attention—in truth, it’s your exterior that gives buyers their first impression of your home.
Make the Right Use of Your Rooms
Buyers want to see the space used in a traditional manner. So, if you have been using the dining room for a playroom for the children, make sure to re-stage the room with a dining table and chairs. Buyers like to envision themselves living in the space so it is best to have all rooms staged in its designed purpose.
Eliminate Any Odors
If your home has an odor, chances are you don’t even smell it anymore—but potential buyers will! If your home has an odd smell that might prevent the offers from pouring such as stinky drains, pet smells, cigarette smoke, musty upholstery, then deodorize your home.
Update the Bathroom
If you are in an older home and bathroom has a terrible color of tiles like pink or green have it re-glazed. It is not an expensive upgrade and your bathroom will look 30 years younger.
Get Buyers to Fall in Love with Your Home
A framed home seller’s letter is a great touch to leave on the kitchen countertop. Your purpose is to convince the buyer that you and your family loved living in this home because it’s awesome. Tell your story of how you raised your family and the experiences you had in the home. If sellers can connect with buyer on an emotional level, chances of buyer paying top dollar for the house increases.
Give Some Neighborhood Information
Make sure to include tidbits in your listing that mention popular neighborhood restaurants the short distance of your home to the community pool, the number of dog walkers that gather to chat, the proximity to a neighborhood park. The smallest detail can attract buyers.
Don’t Forget to List the House Extras
Be sure and add all the bells and whistles of your home. Buyers would like to know about the motion-sensitive lighting, a garage door timer, a security system, and the energy star rating. The additions can make the buyer feel that everything has been taken care of in this home.
Create a Video Tour And Don’t Skimp On Getting Good Photos
If a video is done well, it will showcase exactly the same things that an open house would. A video tour of the property will draw in buyers. You will need good, well lit professional pictures for the online listings and the video tour.
Get a Pre-inspection
The buyer will want their own home inspection, but getting a pre-inspection so that prospective buyers have a general idea of the property’s condition before making an offer is a win/win situation.
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