The more space you were able to show the better. Buyers buy space, make sure your home looks spacious. It’s time to get through to your belongings and keep away things that make your home cluttered.
- Stage your home
Arrange your home to the most selling potential. Create a visual impact, make sure that your home is clutter free, clean, and attractive. Give it a facelift to attract buyers.
- Curb Appeal
The first thing a buyer sees is your home’s external appearance. No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers have already judged your home by its outside appearance. Make sure that the bushes and lawn are well manicured or the house is freshly painted. You might have to spend some money to make your home exterior look more appealing but it is money well spent if you get more buyers coming in.
Take the home out of the house. The more personal stuff you have in your home, the less buyers can visualize themselves living there. Make your house appear as neutral as possible so anyone could imagine living there.
- Show your home
Your house needs to be ‘show-ready’ at all times. Keep your home clean and appealing. Access is also important, don’t make it hard for agents to get their clients into your home. You have to be available whenever they want to come and see your home. It may be inconvenient for you but it will give positive result.
- Price it right
You have to price your home right. Consult a listing agent, do your research about the market trend, see comparable homes in your area. It is important that your house is not out of line with other comparable homes in your area. Remember, the homes that look like a great deal are the ones that get the most visits from buyers and receive multiple offers.
- Sweeten the deal
Another way to make your home more attractive to buyers is to offer terms that will get buyers attention. Example of this is offering the buyer credit towards closing costs or offering transferrable home warranty.
- Make all necessary repairs
Even minor things like chipped paint or a tilted mailbox can make your home appear that it is not well maintained. Tackle all the necessary repairs, there’s no avoiding it because buyers are going to do an inspection and the inspector will be able to point out all issues on your home.
- Move-In Condition
Buyers want homes in move-in condition. It’s a major selling point to be able to market your home without buyers having to shell out money on repairs. Give the impression to your potential buyers that they will be able to move right in and start enjoying their new home.
- Hiring an agent
According to a survey by NAR, 2/3 of the people sell their own homes say they wouldn’t do it again themselves. Selling a home takes knowledge, time, and negotiating skills. The agents are there to help you set the right price, market your home, and get buyers to your doorstep. Once you’ve found a buyer, they will handle the paperwork for you. No need to make your home selling experience stressful.
Read more: Home Selling 101 for First Time Sellers
Are you selling your home? We can help! The J Michael Manley Team go above and beyond to get your home sold in the market. Our marketing efforts are geared toward getting your home sold as quickly as possible for top dollar.