Selling a home is easier said than done; you won’t know the struggles of it until you actually experience it firsthand. As an agent who goes through the selling process almost every other day, I know exactly how tough selling a home can be. But it doesn’t have to be that rough; there are things you can do that’ll help speed up the process. Below are 4 tips I’ve learned through the years that are sure to help you sell your home faster.
Boosting your home’s curb appeal is one of the easiest ways to help you sell your home faster. I’ve talked about curb appeal in one of my previous blogs and here’s a follow-up of it. Anyone can do it and it’s pretty simple if you think about it. Curb appeal is nothing more than lawn maintenance. Simple things like mowing the lawn and trimming the hedges will make your house look more appealing. Planting flowers and giving your home a fresh coat of paint will definitely make it more colorful, which will help attract buyers. You can always go bigger by replacing your front door or mailbox for a classier look.
A home without effective curb appeal will give people the idea that the house is old and in bad condition. This is something you don’t want buyers to think when they look at your house. It’s important that your home makes a good first impression, so make sure you brush it up with some great curb appeal.
The Price is Right
This isn’t just a popular game show on television; it’s also something your home needs to have, the right price. Most people want the most return on investment, so they’ll price their home really high. Once they realize that no one is going to buy it, they lower the price. This approach will only slow down the selling process; instead try researching how much your home is worth or get an appraisal and price it within a reasonable range. Everyone loves the idea of getting a good deal, so maybe you could shred a decent amount off the original price. You might start to see multiple bids come in; a bidding war may just end up driving the price back up to the original price you were asking for or more.
Yes, you heard right. Cleaning the inside of your house is another simple tip that will help you sell your home faster. When I say clean, I’m talking about getting rid of all clutter and extra personal items in your house. Fewer things in the home will make the rooms appear much larger. So go ahead, remove the children’s toys from the living room and take down those family pictures. A spacious home always makes a good impression when you let people tour your home.
One very important component that can make or break a sale is the closet. Everyone loves a bigger closet and buyers sometimes make their decision based on how much space your closet has. The best way to tackle this is simple, clean out your closet. Take out your clothes, shoes and don’t forget to use some air freshener to get rid of all that shoe smell. When cleaning the inside of your home, always remember less is more
This is probably the easiest and fastest way to sell a home. Real estate agents are here to help and let’s face it, agents know a few things about the real estate business that other people don’t. A good agent will help you handle all the paperwork and find new ways to get your home noticed. They’ll also save you time, especially when you’re not available for those early morning and late afternoon home tours.
Do you need help selling your home? If so visit us today and we’ll discuss how we can help you sell your home and start enjoying a new home. We look forward to hearing from you.