Buying your next home is an exciting proposition. Don’t let trouble selling your current house get in the way of your dream home. The price you get on the sale will likely determine the size of your down payment and how quickly you can move. When you are ready to relocate to a new city or new house, use these five tips for selling your home that can help to make the process easier and increase your earnings.
First Impressions Matter
Often referred to as curb appeal, the initial impression. when a potential buyer sees your home is lasting. Spruce up the yard, have an appealing front door, and present a clutter free entranceway for a more attractive home presentation.
Freshen Up and Clean Up
It’s not necessary to spend a lot of money getting your home ready for the “For Sale” sign. However, a deep clean and orderly home will attract more buyers and can even increase your home’s value. Put a fresh coat of neutral paint on the walls, clean the carpets and organize cabinets, closets, and drawers. Make simple repairs like fixing a leaky faucet or repairing a loose piece of tile to reassure buyers you have cared for the home. A pressure washing or surface cleaning of your roof and driveway can also help to increase the curb appeal of your home.
Stage and Declutter
It may not be necessary to pay a professional stager to benefit from staging. Furnish rooms in their optimal use. Convert the children’s playroom back into a bedroom, and stage the odd corner next to the kitchen into a small office. Clear out the garage to fit the cars it was designed to hold. The more you de-clutter, the larger your home will look. Reducing furniture in rooms and clearing out closets will get you started.
Maximize Exposure With An Online Presence
Today, buyers begin their search online. Listing on MLS is a basic requirement. However, you can make your home stand out with lots of great pictures, videos, and a detailed description of the home. If a buyer doesn’t like the online profile, they will never take the time for a personal visit.
Start With A Competitive Price
One of the biggest errors sellers make is pricing the home too high. The logic is that it might sell for a higher price—if not, no harm done, because they can just lower the price. This strategy, however, often leads to a slower sale at a lower price. The most competitive time on the market is the first 30 days. A home that sits makes a buyer wonder if the seller is serious about selling or if the home has issues, often leading to lower offers.
Selling a home is a challenge. You must keep the home in “ready to show” condition at all times while living in it. No more stray toys on the floor, clothes left on the bed, or dishes in the sink. Get through the arduous process as quickly as possible by helping buyers see your home’s best features.
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