The Spring market is approaching fast! Now is the time to get your home ready for sale. Currently, it is estimated that there are going to be multiple offers for every four homes on the market. This is great if you are a home seller—and to be sure you get the highest price possible consider these tried and true home selling tips.
It's All About Preparation!
Start preparing your home for sale at least several months before you list. You don’t just want to start with a physical preparation of the premises, but this is the time to develop a relationship with a real estate agent. An agent knows all the ins and outs of preparing to sell and will be there to guide you in the process. Hiring an agent will make the entire process much smoother.
Take a really good look at your home with honest eyes. The better you make your home look, the higher chance of getting great offers. You may need to do some minor home repairs—in fact, a home seller usually will. Anything that is broke, fix.
When was the last time your home had a fresh coat of paint? Both inside and outside. We become so used to our surroundings that we don’t see the scuffs and dull faded colors. A new coat of paint is the #1 most economical and fastest way to update. Keep your colors neutral.
As I like to say, “It has to go, before you show!” Get rid of all garbage, clutter, and space “hogging” items. When you show your home, you want it to be as clear as possible of anything that would hinder the prospective buyer from seeing the beautiful spaces your home has to offer.
The inside of your home is not the only space that may require work—take a look at your home’s curb appeal. Curb appeal simply means the attractiveness of a property for sale and its surroundings when viewed from the street. Pay attention to landscaping, the front entrance, and the condition of the paint or siding. These are the main things to consider when sprucing up your home’s curb appeal.
Marketing Your Home
Your real estate agent will create marketing materials. Only use the highest quality imagery, especially online. Do not use blurry or unflattering photographs of the premises. It is almost a requirement today to have video tours. Your agent will be able to recommend what type of professional imagery that best suits your individual need.
Use the internet to market your home. Does your real estate agent utilize every opportunity online to show your home? Agents who have command of their online presence understand the importance of social media to stand out from the competition. Take advantage of platforms like Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and Twitter. If you have an agent marketing through these channels you could see an increase in showing activity—and that means a faster sale.
These tips are a good overview for preparing to sell your home. I will bring you through every phase of the process and with my social media marketing—we are sure to sell your home and get you the home of your dreams! Contact me today.