Get prepared for the big sell – Here’s some helpful advice to ease your stress around a complicated process:
Deep cleaning: A clean home is bound to spark buyer interest! A messy and unkempt house does not photograph well and can be hard on the eyes during a tour. If you need more confidence in your cleaning skills, hire a professional cleaner to do the job.
Repairs: If it’s not broken, don’t fix it! A licensed real estate agent can help you determine what needs a tune-up.
Replacements: As a significant selling point, a new appliance can go a long way for buyers, especially in the kitchen. These upgrades will help you sell your home for more money.
Curb appeal: Landscaping touch-ups, power washing, and repainting where needed add a freshness factor to the home. For example – overgrown weeds or dirty exteriors are free points to get back.
Marketing preparation: Depersonalize the space, stage it, and get ready for photos! Neutralizing the home will appeal to the unique style of each buyer. A home should reflect its owner but save personal quirks for an actively lived-in home. For the staging/selling phase, minimalism will maximize buyer interest.
Price correctly and sell at the right time: Poor pricing and timing can increase the time your home spends in the market. It can also leave money on the table. Your real estate agent can help you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) to show you what similar homes in the area are selling for.
If you have any questions about selling your existing home, we’d love to set you up with a licensed real estate agent to get your home ready to sell. Contact us if you have any questions!