7 Best-Kept Secrets To Selling Your Home
Are you thinking of selling but feel overwhelmed? Don't worry! We're here to take the pressure off you and give your mind some ease. We know you want to sell in record time and for top dollar, so do we! With the proper approach and a little effort, your home can sell in no time and at a competitive price. Here are our 7 best-kept secrets to selling your home.
The First Impression is the ONLY Impression
No matter how beautiful the inside of your home is, buyers are already making judgments and forming their opinions before they even walk through the door. Remember, when it comes to selling, you will never have a second chance to make another first impression. That’s why having good curb appeal is the first secret to sell your home. As buyers approach your property, it is important to make them feel welcomed and safe. Typically, you can get 100% return on the money you put into the exterior of your home.
Price it Right
Find out what your home is actually worth and then take 15-20% off of that price. This attracts more buyers which is the key to creating a bidding war. By creating a sense of competition, you will ultimately increase the price that buyers are willing to pay. This is one of the best strategies to take when trying to sell your home.
De-Personalize your home
"Take the home out of your house” and de-personalize it. The more stuff that is personal in your home, the less that potential buyers can visualize themselves living there. These items include family photos, personal keepsakes, any distinctive family items, as well as pets.
Light it up
Did you know we’re psychologically programmed to move toward light? It’s true, Nobody likes a gloomy or a dark room! Good lighting is something every buyer wants in a home, and the right lighting has the power to liven up and add style to a home. So open those curtains, increase the wattage of your lightbulbs and trim bushes to allow the most light in!
Hire a tech-savvy listing agent
The person you hire for the job could make or break the sale of your home. Your agent should be not only extremely knowledgeable about the MLS and comps in your neighborhood but also tech-savvy.
Focus on the kitchen
Your kitchen is arguably the most important room in your home to a buyer. If you do remodel your kitchen, there’s a good chance you will recoup most of your investment during the sale. The fastest, most inexpensive kitchen updates include a fresh coat of paint and new cabinet hardware.
Always be ready to show
Your house needs to be "show-ready" at all times. Don’t leave dishes in the sink, keep visible surfaces decluttered and make sure the bathrooms sparkle.