5 Tips for Home Sellers

5 Tips for Home Sellers

If you have decided or are contemplating selling your home, this is the best time to do so. Below you will find 5 tips to get you on your way to a successful sale.

  • Stand out in your Neighborhood 

Making the decision to sell is probably one of the hardest things to do. Once maid, you have to begin your work. Start with making your home stand out from everyone else in the neighborhood. If your home needs a fresh coat of paint, roof repairs, window repairs; then these are the kind of things you want to target first. The earlier you start preparing for this, the sooner your home will be ready for a sale.

  • Clean the Clutter

This part is usually one of the hardest ones to get done. You may want to stand back and look at closets, living spaces, rooms, bathrooms; and just picture what an outsider may think when they view it all for the first time. Start by packing away all excess items not needed. Make sure to also pack away all valuables since your home will be visited by many Agents and possible buyers. Designate an area of the home where all your boxes will  be to avoid crowding all your important areas of the home. Home Staging should be considered as a way to attract more interest to your home.

  • Improve Curb Appeal

Stand in front of your home and see your home as a total stranger would. Compare the curb appeal to other neighbors and see if you are needing to maybe trim down shrubs, trees, etc. Consider adding some flowers to your garden areas to add color to the front of your home. Keep the grass cut and trimmed during the whole sale process. Nothing is more inviting than a fresh clean lawn with colorful shrubs or flowers decorating it. Also consider placing a new Welcome mat at the entrance of your home.

  • Move in Condition

Everyone likes Move-In condition ready homes. Try to stage your home to do just that. If the home is needing minor repairs, consider getting them done. If a fresh coat of paint is needed, this should also be done. If any of the rooms in the home have wall to wall carpets, you may want to consider getting them professionally cleaned. Make sure to clean and dust everything in the home. Buyers will see your home clean, and will determine that you have taken care of the home. This will be a good first impression for you to have on your side.

  • Price it Right

When determining the selling price of your home, bring in a professional to help you. A REALTOR® can determine with Market sales and data information available to them, what a good selling price could be for your home. Keep in mind these evaluations are based on numerous factors such as comparable sales, market trends, and the current condition of your home. Ultimately, the selling price of your home will be determined by what a qualified Buyer is willing to pay, and what you as the Seller, are willing to accept.

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