Putting your home on the market is a big and exciting step! It is also a step that comes with a lot of work, but is totally worth it. If you have never sold a home before or you’ve sold many, but still aren’t sure of some of the best practices we are here to help. With the real estate market more competitive than ever, it is important that your home makes a great first impression for potential buyers.
Before putting that For Sale sign in your yard there are a few things that you need to do:
- Set a Price.
- Deep Clean your Home.
- Stage your Home for Success.
Set a Price.
Research, research, research. It is important that you don’t set your home above the suggested market price because it could make your home tougher to sell. Just because you think your home is worth one price, at the end of the day the market dictates the selling price based on the logistics of your home. If you need help seeing why your home is worth what it is, be sure to check out similar homes in and outside of your area to compare.
Deep Clean your Home.
When a potential buyer is walking through your home they are checking every nook and cranny, that is why it is so important that you deep clean your home before putting in on the market. Every room in your home should be cleaned and viewed as a potential buyer. Putting new towels and linens in the kitchen and bathroom can also give buyers a sense of newness even if everything is not new.
Stage your Home for Success.
It is important for your home to show well so that it sells well. Home stagers are always available for hire or consultation, but if hiring a home stager is not in your budget helpful tips can be found all over the Internet. You want your home to tell a story to potential buyers, and make it easy for them to envision family gatherings or R&R at your place as they walk through. When you take it on yourself to stage your home for success, you make it easier for the agent to show your home and sell your home quickly.
If you are ready to put your home up for sale and schedule your first open house, be sure to contact us today!