If you are thinking about selling your home then you need to read these simple and easy tips to help you sell your home…
The Condition of Your House is Very Important
- You never get a second chance to make a good first impression
- 50% of homes are sold based on curb appeal
Price is the most important item a homeowner controls
Condition is a close second
A crucial part of marketing any product is the presentation of that product. Corporations and retail businesses understand this concept and pay millions of dollars each year to advertising and marketing consultants to get the best advice possible. Presentation is important when you are selling your home too. In order to compete effectively with other sellers, homeowners must present their homes to buyers in an attractive and desirable condition.
When you purchased your home, you probably comparison-shopped. According to the National Association of REALTORS® a buyer looks at an average of 15 homes prior to making a buying decision. Regardless of how many properties are on the market, available buyers will tend to seek out the best-priced property that is in the best condition.
Think Like a Buyer When Selling a Home
You are not just selling a house. You are selling a life-style, security, prestige, hopes and dreams. Buyers want the best for themselves and families. Your home should represent the best of the best. Put yourself in the buyer’s shoes! When the buyer arrives at your front door they are hoping this is it. Don’t make them search elsewhere. If you have done your homework, every room in your home will make the buyers want to move in and make it their new home!
Start Making a List
Walk outside and take a look at the property through the eyes of a buyer. Does the house need painting, repairing, or look worn? Remember, if you think it will take too much work to fix things up, your buyers will probably think so too. Make a list. Then do the same thing on the inside. After all the better it looks, the quicker it will sell.
Want to know where to start?
Start with un-cluttering, then cleaning, repairing, painting. Get busy and complete as many repairs, improvements, and enhancements as you possibly can. As you now know the most buyer excitement is created early in the listing period. Get ready and stay ready. The time you spend tidying up can pay big dividends!