Eight Tips To Get Your Home Sold Quickly
Getting your home sold quickly is important for many different reasons. One of the reasons why you want to sell your home quickly is because it will generally sell for much more money when it first goes on the market than it will months later. Obviously, the longer a home sits on the market, the more buyers start to assume something’s wrong with it. These eight tips will help you get your home in tip top shape so that buyers will want to make an offer quickly.
First, make sure to clear out the clutter. Buyers need to picture themselves in your home with their own things. When you have all of your personal possessions lying around, it’s hard for some buyers to imagine themselves living in the home. Since you’re moving anyway, go ahead and start packing things up so that you can clear out spaces. When you have clear spaces, such as rooms and countertops, it gives the appearance of a larger home.
Next, make sure to clean your house from top to bottom. It really needs to be spotless. Consider hiring professionals to come through and do a massive cleanup. You want to clean the windows, scrub the front door and even wash the light switches.
Next, it’s important to get your house in tip top shape. If you have a long “honey do” list, go ahead and get a jump on doing those items. We all have a long list of home maintenance items that need to be done, but it’s especially important when you have your home up for sale.
The fourth step is to clean up your garden, trim your shrubs and mow your lawn. Remember that first impressions are lasting impressions. You only get one chance to make a good first impression, so make sure that the exterior of your home looks as good as the interior.
Our fifth step is that you don’t want to forget all those storage spaces that you have in your home either. Clean out your garage, attic and other storage areas so that people can really see how much space they will have to store their own things.
On number six, you want to make sure that you hire the right agent for the job. Always choose someone who can show you a proven track record. It’s vitally important to have an experienced agent who knows how to navigate today’s unique marketplace.
Our seventh tip is to identify your future buyer. Look at the reasons why you chose your home and realize that other buyers will likely choose your home for the same reasons. This lets you know the need to make special efforts to highlight those areas when you’re selling your home.
Finally, it’s important that you don’t get greedy when trying to sell a property. Let me tell you a quick story. I once had a home for sale and got the sellers a great offer quickly. They were concerned that the home was selling too fast and might be underpriced, so they didn’t take the offer. Now, let’s fast-forward to this current real estate market that’s not doing so well. The house is still on the market for sale, but now it’s worth 20% less than it was back then.
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