If you are preparing to sell your home in the near future, this spring is shaping up to be a hot market for sellers. Here are a few easy tips you can do to ensure that your house stands out against the competition.
Tip 1: First Impressions Matter
In today’s market, it is all about the first impression a buyer gets when pulling up to your house. Studies have shown that 80% of buyers know how they feel about your house before they even step inside. Taking the time and money to clean up landscaping, pressure wash siding and driveway/walkways, clean windows, and add color and personality to your front entryway ensures that buyers will be impressed.
Tip 2: Get a Pre-sale Inspection
An inspector will be able to tell you what areas of your home might need attention prior to the sale. After a pre-sale inspection, you can determine whether you would like to fix any areas needing attention or determine how much you might be willing to credit the buyer if it comes up during the buyer’s inspection.
Tip 3: Clean and Organize
Walk through the areas of your house and clean, organize, and simplify by removing personal items, clearing clutter, and packing up items that are not used frequently. Pay special attention to closets and the garage. If these areas are cluttered, it gives the impression that storage is not ideal.
Tip 4: Address Minor Repairs
Prior to putting your house on the market, patch holes in the walls, fix leaky faucets, fix creaky doors or doors that stick, and replace burnt out light bulbs. If these items are not repaired, a buyer might feel that the house has not been properly maintained.
Tip 5: Pick Out a Realtor
The right realtor can make all the difference in the world when it comes to selling your home. From getting the most flattering pictures posted in your MLS listing to negotiating the best deal for you, make sure your realtor is the right fit and knowledgeable about your market. Also, make sure that your realtor is familiar with the top five home selling mistakes!
Are you thinking about selling your home in the near future? Let’s talk!