Are you planning to sell your home? Are you overwhelmed with everything you need to get done in preparation? Do you need some guidance? Keep reading for tips and tricks to sell your home fast.
1. A Real Estate Agent Will Help Sell Your Home Efficiently
You need someone you can trust. Ask friends or family if they can refer you to one. If not, go online and search, read reviews, interview a few and pick one that gives you a good vibe. It’s important to choose one that you trust. After all, they’ll be helping you to sell your house and get a cut of the sale. Also, keep in mind all real estate agents aren’t equal. You need one who is knowledgeable about the market. They are going to help guide you in a lot of aspects involved in closing a deal your house. Selling your home will need you to have some familiarity and understanding of the real estate market. Additionally, real estate agents will take all these factors into consideration and sell your home for what they think you can get for it. Since they get a percentage of whatever your house sells at, it’s in their best interest to sell it for the highest price possible.
2. First Impression are Important When Advertising
Since you never get a second chance at a first impression, make the first one count. Set a positive tone for the tour and good expectations. Make sure there aren’t any chips in the paint or that your home isn’t too unique of a color. Unnecessary clutter in the entrance or dying plants are off-putting, and maybe deter potential buyers subconsciously. If you have a garden bed, make sure it’s weeded, has fresh dirt and plants cleanly cut. Do everything possible to increase the likelihood of someone buying your home.
3. Quick Fixes Are Cost Efficient House Improvements
Invite a friend over, or someone with fresh eyes, to scrutinize before you sell your home. Look for anything that might need a touchup. Major updates or improvement projects can cost a pretty penny and need some thought before implementing. They tend to be expensive and may not be worth it in the end. Quick fixes, on the other hand, are relatively cheap and will be worth your time and money when selling your home. Do you have a big personality? Is that reflected in your home? When trying to sell your place, you want people to be able to imagine making this place as their home. To help them visualize this, you need to take your personality out and make your home more generic. If some of your walls are a screaming bright yellow, pick a quieter cream color and repaint. How about the curtains, do they need an update?
4. Optimize Each Room For Potential Sale
Make sure every room has a purpose and isn’t used for storage. A room full of boxes or filled with excess furniture won’t look attractive. Additionally, this may make it difficult for a potential buyer to imagine another use for space. Clutter is not appealing, period. Also, it makes any room look smaller than it is. When selling your home, strive for simplicity and space. Find a home for random objects, somewhere they belong, or get rid of them.
5. Shed Light On Your Gorgeous Home
How well lit is your home? Do you get lots of natural lighting? Make sure the bulbs new and bright. Wouldn’t be embarrassing if one of your bulbs went out during a tour? Do you have enough lamps placed throughout the rooms? Make sure all the rooms are well lit. This will not only look better but will create better photos and improve your brochures and advertising.
6. Price Your Home Objectively For Sale
I can’t tell you how important it is it correctly price your place. It can be the deciding factor for an individual considering to place a bid. How soon do you want to sell? If you’re in a hurry, you will need to price at or below the market value. If time isn’t critical, then you might have a little bit more leeway. But beware, if you don’t price your house competitively it may not sell. It doesn’t look good to have your house on the market for an extended period. Pricing your home at a competitive price shows you’re serious about selling.
There are a lot of factors that go into pricing. Comparable properties in your area, current market conditions, amenities nearby, the quality of schools nearby and cost of financing are all things to consider. Due to all these factors, having a qualified appraiser give you an appraisal, someone who is familiar with the current market situation and can be objective about what individuals would pay for your home might be a worthwhile investment. I know this is your home; you picked it out, you know what you paid for it, how much you’ve invested in it. Since you’ve invested so much into your home, it will be hard for you to be objective when naming your price and easy for you to overprice your house. Although you’ve invested a lot into your home, your financial situation is irrelevant to what someone is willing to pay in the current market. Consequently, your home is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, which usually will be the market value. Remember that your asking price is probably not going to be the selling price.
7. Market Online With Your Amazing Photos of Your Home
Since this is the twenty-first century, whenever you want to know something, you whip out your laptop and Google keywords related to your search. No one is going to buy your home if they can’t find it. Therefore you need to establish an online presence. Rather than taking photos with our phone, hire a professional photographer to take appealing photos of your house and rooms. This can make or break a potential viewer, entice them into checking out your place. Additionally, include pictures of great activities or amenities available near by. Don’t just sell your home. Sell the lifestyle of living in your neighborhood.
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