Every home seller dreams of a quick and easy sale, no complications, no compromises, and of course an above market all cash offer. While working with a professional REALTOR® is a sure safety net for most common pitfalls most home sales don’t come together over night, even when they do go smoothly.
Thankfully there are a few quick easy things you can do to help the process be even more successful:
Even more than location, location, location – price, price, price is important!
Listing your home at the most competitive price point may determine how quickly you’ll receive offers. Before settling on a definitive price ask your agent to run a comparative market analysis of your home. This will tell you what other homes within your community are selling for.
First impressions count! The curb appeal of your home may determine whether or not your phone is ringing with offers. Thankfully there are many basic things you can do yourself that have a big impact on curb appeal and keep costs at a minimum. A new coat of paint on the front door in a bright, trendy color invites visitors in from the curb. Consider seasonal flowers and a manicured, well maintained lawn. What may seem like small touches, like upgrading your mailbox or replacing faded address numbers make a drastic difference.
Clean, De-clutter, and Staging
Consider hiring a professional cleaning service to come in and really put a sparkle to everything, including carpets. Be sure to de-clutter your home of any abundance of personal items, unfinished projects, or general clutter before a showing. Check into staging rooms – especially if you’ve already begun the move out so rooms don’t look sparse – having rooms staged professionally has the potential to even add to the offer on your home.
These simple tips should help you amp up the sell ability of your home in no time! Be sure and ask your REALTOR® if they have any ideas as well!