Did you know that over 5.5 million homes were sold in the U.S. last year?
Wanna know how to make sure yours is next?
Then read on for our top 7 tips on how to get your home sold!
1. Clean Home = Home Sold
The first step to selling your home is making sure that it is spotless. Not only will the increase the value of your home, but it will make it more appealing to more potential buyers.
Cleaning doesn’t’ just mean decluttering. It means scrubbing baseboards, washing windows, dusting fans and lights, spot cleaning walls, etc.
If you don’t have the time to do it yourself, don’t hesitate to hire the work out to a professional home cleaning service.
2. Make Sure Your Home Valuation is on Point
It’s important to have a fair home valuation from the start.
If your list price too low, your home will surely sell but you probably won’t get a fair price for it.
If you list too high, then you won’t get very many if any offers at all. And the longer your house sits on the market, the harder it will be to sell.
You will need to hire someone to perform a professional home valuation. But when your home sells quickly and for a fair price, you’ll know it was worth the cost.
3. Use a Real Estate Agent
We know! We know! Real estate agents cost money. But we’re here to tell you, it’s worth the price.
There are a lot of ways to fully or partially DIY your home selling process, but these can lead to months of complicated work, paperwork, confusion, distress, and failure.
Agents are there to make the process quick and easy. They do the work, they get the house sold.
Select a real estate agent that you can trust to help you prepare and sell your home.
4. Can You Smell That?
There is nothing quite as off-putting as a foul smell in a home.
You may have become accustomed to the smells in your home, so it might be worth inviting your real estate agent or a friend over to address any strange odors.
If there are odors that need to be professionally addressed, make sure to do that before any potential buyers visit your home.
If none of the smells are serious then just purchase a few neutral, clean smelling candles to place in rooms around the house.
Make sure all the light bulbs in your house are working and are a matching color.
You want to make sure to set a common lighting mood throughout the house. Stay away from harsh lighting and opt for a softer light.
Most potential home buyers want the ease of purchasing a home that’s already built, but the cleanliness of a home that’s never been lived in.
While you can’t accommodate all of those wants, you can make your home feel like a blank canvas for their lives there.
Declutter and remove family photos and memorabilia.
7. Details, Details, Details!
An inexpensive way to freshen up a home is to update the small details.
Take a look at the curb appeal. Give your front door a fresh coat of paint. Buy a new welcome doormat and a fresh set of house numbers. Clean or replace your porch light.
Think of replacing light switch plates and outlet covers. Replace any discolored or mismatched doorknobs.
Take a look at baseboards, molding, and walls to see if any touch-up painting is needed.
Paying attention to the little details can make a home feel clean, well cared for, and expensive.
Now that you know how to get your home sold, it’s time to get started!
Contact us for more info on how to sell your home quickly and easily.