When you walk out of the closing after your home sells, would you like to have a big smile on your face or would you be content with just breathing a sigh of relief?
I think you want to have a big smile because your house sold quickly and you were able to get the best price and terms possible.
Let’s look at some things you can do to put a BIG Smile on your face when selling your home!
Grin and Bear It
The first thing you need to understand is that selling your house is a complex process. There are a lot of factors that you will need to consider to sell your home quickly and still get the highest price you can.
It is easy to sell a home that is priced below market value…
I am sure you have seen some of the ploys used by some agents that say they can sell your home in a really short amount of time. The truth is it is easy to sell a home for less than it is really worth! However…
Time is Money
The longer a home is on the market, the more likely it is to sell for much less than the original list price. Lets discuss some of the things you can do to attract highly motivated buyers and beat the snot out of the competition.
Tips That Will Help You To Get More Money When You Are Selling Your Home:
Correct List Price The RIGHT List price is the most important thing! Over priced homes just sit and will not sell quickly. Forget about “trying” a higher price for the first week or month. This does NOT work!
Get an Inspection! Bite the bullet and pay for a full inspection of your home BEFORE it goes on the market. You better believe that the buyer will hire an inspector and will want to inflate any repair costs. If you inspect the home and make all needed repairs, you won’t have any costly last minute surprises!
First Impression You only get one chance to make that crucial first impression. Often the buyer will form their opinion about your home as they drive up. Your curb appeal can improve a buyer’s perception of your home’s value.
Clean and De-clutter! A dirty or cluttered home does NOT show well. It gives the buyers the impression that the home may not have been properly maintained. A clean uncluttered home just feels bigger and more attractive. Your best bang for the buck is on cleaning supplies and getting rid of the clutter!
Paint is a Seller’s Friend! The second most bang for your buck is paint! I know you love the wild custom colors or murals in your home but that stuff has got to go! If you have anything that might not appeal to the average buyer, it must GO! Think neutral colors.
Smart Updates If you have the money to update your kitchen or bathrooms, it will help. Studies have shown that renovations and upgrades in those two rooms have the most impact on the potential selling price of the home.
You have to realistic about what is possible and probable when selling a home. Properly preparing your home BEFORE it hits the market and selecting the CORRECT listing price is essential when selling a home!