Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply feels
Ways To Increase The Sale Of Your Home
Dated: March 6 2017
Little things mean a lot when it comes to selling your home and getting a great price for it. But if Everything counts and you have only so much time and money to invest, how do you know where to start to get your home for-sale ready and to fetch the best price? As we head into the hottest selling season and with 5.3 million homes expected to change hands this year, use some or all of these strategies to help you leverage all you can against the competition.
Stage and declutter your home
Do all the work necessary to make your property look good, not through expensive changes but through excellent staging. As your agent I will provide proper advice and even bring in a professional. Clearing out clutter is the first step. Myself along with a stagier can help with the process to declutter and depersonalize for sellers and just tidy things up using the sellers’ own possessions for the most part. Keeping up on needed repairs, Regular home maintenance, cleanliness, and minimizing clutter is all part of preparation when it comes time to sell.
Enhance your curb appeal
First impressions sell your home. As soon as a potential buyer drives up to your house, they’re making judgments. A messy yard or a broken mailbox could cost you.Exterior space is free extra square footage and is so appealing to buyers, make sure to enhance it. But if your staging budget doesn’t include the outdoors, make the most of the walk from the car to the entry.
Pay attention to details
The details that you may believe are insignificant can turn out to be major selling points for your home. For Irving that includes everything from paint touch-ups throughout the house to a full redo of public rooms. Wash your windows, replace compact fluorescent bulbs with incandescent or halogen, and remove or minimize personal photographs. If you have a small budget, upgrading to energy-efficient windows, and adding new appliances in the kitchen.
Refresh your kitchen and bath
Don’t forget two of the the most important rooms in your home: the kitchen and bathroom. Consumer Reports estimates that you can increase your home’s value by as much as 7% through renovation. If you don’t have renovations in your budget, fresh paint to freshen up your space and potentially boost your asking price. Choose a neutral palette to increase the appeal to as many tastes as possible; buyers need to be able to easily visualize themselves living in the home, and bright colors might turn them off.
Invest in good photos
Photos that show your home in its Best Light when it comes time to list form a lasting first impression. Home buyers seeking a new place to live will see the pictures online before ever making a decision to visit.
Try not to take it personally
Whatever comments are made about your home, they’re never intended as a personal affront. Remember, everyone has different tastes, but clean and well-maintained never goes out of style.
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