Think selling your home is as simple as choosing to do so, hiring a real estate agent and sitting back while the offers roll in? While hiring an agent is the most important step, there’s a lot more you need to know in order to ensure that your property sells, and brings in as much money as possible. These five tips will help you do that.
There are mixed opinions about staging your home, but a little bit can go a long way toward making a bare, empty house feel more like home. The key is not to go overboard. Stage it just enough that potential buyers can envision themselves living there, and so that the rooms don’t seem so small and bare.
Leave Stuff Behind
No, that doesn’t mean leaving the junk in your garage. Leaving valuable items behind that increase the worth of your home to potential buyers can make it sell faster. For instance, that storage building outside? Leave it. Stainless steel appliances can be left in place as an incentive to buy. Basically, anything that makes your home a better value is a good idea.
You control showing frequency. Make sure that you give your realtor a lot of flexibility in when he or she can show the home. The more showings, the greater the chance of selling the place.
Hire an Agent
Yes, you need to hire a real estate agent. This should go without saying, but it’s an essential step toward successfully selling your property.
More buyers cite good light as one of their primary buying considerations than anything but location. Clean your windows. Take down heavy, dark curtains. Consider repainting faded or dark rooms to lighten things up a bit.
With these simple tips, you can ensure that your home sells as quickly as possible.