Planning On Selling Your Home?
The peak home buying season may be over, but there are still steps you can take to ensure a speedy sale. Setting the right price and making a good first impression are essential to attracting prospective buyers.
Here are 10 tips to follow that can help you sell your home as quickly as possible!
1. Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal
This could mean adding new sod, planting flowers, replacing your mailbox or painting your front door. You will want to leave a good impression when prospective home buyers come to visit your home.
2. Update Your Interior and Exterior
There are many affordable and easy ways to give your home a makeover that will help you sell your home. New fixtures, fresh paint and updated landscape are all things you should consider doing before putting your home on the market.
3. Price It Right From The Start
Sellers usually think that setting the price higher at the beginning will result in a better sale. However, this result can actually lead to a slower sale. If the price is too high, many buyers and their agents will stay away, assuming that you are not willing to negotiate.
4. Clean, Declutter and Depersonalize
The fewer things that are in the home, the larger it will look, so remove any knickknacks, personal items and excess furniture. Take down family photos, religious items or anything personal. Finally, you might want to hire a cleaning service to do a deep cleaning.
5. Stage The House and Rooms
If you have odd rooms with no obvious role, give them one. A room that is near the kitchen that you never really used can be made into a pantry or an office, for example.
6. Make The Property Easy To Show
The more flexible or available you are for visit, the more likely that you will attract prospective buyers. Be ready to show the home on early mornings, late evening and on the weekends, with little notice. Also, give the prospective buyers some space and leave the house so they can feel free to roam and explore as they please.
7. Make Sure Your Listing Is On All Major Sites
This is usually part of an agent’s service, but it wouldn’t hurt to double-check that your home is listed on Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com. It also helps to showcase your home on social media.