Most people have an opinion about the best way to sell a home. But how do you know if they are giving you excellent home selling advice or total BS?
This post will tell you tried and trusted methods that give home sellers a successful outcome.
The first and most important part of selling your home is selecting the correct price! There is always a difference between what sellers and potential buyers think a home is worth.
You must be realistic about what is possible in today’s real estate market. If you are serious about selling your home, then you must understand the importance of correctly pricing it!
Real estate markets are in a constant state of change. There is a difference between what you read about the US housing market and what is happening in your area.
This is one of the most important reasons for working with a local experienced Realtor. They will be able to provide you an in-depth analysis of the local market and help you determine the best list price.
Something else to consider is how housing markets can change from one season to the next. Plus, the make up of home buyers changes from season to the next.
In the winter months, you will usually find the most serious and determined buyers. During the summer months, you may find that buyers are more concerned with moving quickly.
Something else to think about is how you can decorate your home to entice buyers based on the season. Make sure you decorate your home to match the season.
There are different factors to consider in each season to keep your curb appeal at it’s best. You need to keep leaves raked in the fall, the yard cut during the Spring and Summer and the home looking welcoming and cheerful on the coldest dreary winter days.
You need to ensure the interior of your home is bright and welcoming as well! The simplest way to do this is to make sure there is plenty of light!
I suggest opening all your curtains and blinds when your home is being shown. It only takes a few moments to open your blinds and curtains before you leave your home for a showing.
Bright and airy rooms give home buyers a better feeling about a home. Adding new higher wattage LED bulbs is a cost-effective way to ensure a room is brightly lit.
Another important task for preparing a home for sale is removing clutter and thoroughly cleaning every room. You need to remove personal stuff such as pictures so that buyers can envision the property as their home!
Cleaning your home is the cheapest and best way to win over buyers. While you are removing clutter, you can get a head start on the packing that you must do when your home sells!
While your home should be bright and cheerful, it does NOT mean that bright unusual paint is acceptable. Fresh neutral paint is another highly cost-effective way to prepare a home for sale.
Add some pleasing aroma by lighting some candles or baking something tasty. An inviting atmosphere can help the potential buyer realize your home would be a good place to live.
Your house should be ready for a showing at the drop of a hat. When your home is for sale, you may find that some buyers want to see a home with very little notice.
I know this is inconvenient but your home can only be sold if it can be shown! Restricting when your home can be shown will drastically reduce the number of showings.
Most of today’s home buyers want a home that is move in ready. Your home needs to be well maintained OR it will affect the final selling price.
Instead of spending too much on unnecessary repairs, I suggest getting a professional home inspection. You will able to make repairs in the most cost-effective manner BEFORE they send buyers running away.
The one problem with getting a home inspection is that you MUST disclose anything that the inspection uncovers. Since most buyers will get a home inspection of their own, these problems will be uncovered anyway!
By already addressing these issues, it shows buyers that you are honestly trying to sell a home in the best possible condition. Also, making last-minute repairs can be stressful and much more expensive.
To summarize, it can be hard to know what home selling advice is true and what is a bunch of bull. This article has a few of the most obvious and important home selling tips.
The recommendations in this post are proven to be effective. However, this is just the beginning of what must be done to sell a home!
You should consult with a local experienced Realtor prior to listing your home. They will tell what you must do to make your home sell quickly and for the most money.