So you’ve taken the plunge, deciding to sell your home. It’s a big step. You want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to sell your quickly. There are things you can do to better your odds of success.
- First impressions are most important: When potential buyers pull up to your home it needs to POP! Keep your landscaping clean and bright. Plant some new flowers, keep your lawn mown and keep your windows clean. Buyers may not even enter your home if they don’t like the look of the outside. Pinterest has a lot of ideas to inexpensively upgrade your landscaping.
- Declutter your home: A clean home is a home that sells. Decluttering your home will make it look larger. Depersonalize your home by taking down pictures and religious items. You want buyers to picture their family living in the home not yours. You may want to try Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method of tidying up. Basically you lay out your possessions pick each one up. If it brings you joy keep it, if it doesn’t let it go. See what Martha Stewart thinks about the KonMari Method here.
- The Kitchen Is King: Cooking, eating, talking it all goes down in the kitchen. It’s what truly sells a home. Giving your kitchen a face lift may be easier than you think. A coat of paint, new hardware on the cabinets, and freshening up the grout can give your kitchen a new look without breaking the bank. Try and brighten it up as much as you can and of course it must be SPOTLESS!
- Keep Your Home In Show Ready Condition: Before listing your home give it a deep thorough cleaning or hire someone to. Than stay on top of it. Be ready to meet a buyer’s schedule you never know when they may want to see your home.
- No Pets: I love animals. I’m not saying get rid of your pets. Just take your pets with you when your home is going to be shown. If a buyer can’t go into to the back yard because Spot is doing his job protecting the home how will they be able to write an offer? Go on a walk with your pets so the buyer can see the house without your best friend trying to be the buyers new best friend. Keep their area clean and odor free. Nothing turns off a buyer more than pet odors. Don’t make this mistake.
- Price it Right From the Start: When you list your home you want it priced strategically. The longer your home sits on the market without an offer the more wary of it buyers may become. When they see it’s been on a while you don’t want them to wonder what’s wrong with this home? Check my video about strategically pricing your home.
7. Hiring the Right Realtor: This one is the most important. A good agent, like me lol, is the best thing you can do. Your Realtor should hire a professional to photograph your home, aerial photos, and video maybe important too. They should offer a property website specific to your home. Your Realtor should be marketing the home through all the online platforms. They should be savvy with their social me approach. You should interview a few before you hire me to work with you. When interviewing other agents ask these questions.
Selling your home might be something you only do once or twice in a lifetime. Make sure you do everything you can to make the process as easy as possible. Start with a free evaluation of your home’s value. Then contact me to talk about a marketing strategy for your home