Secret #10: Price it Right
Properly priced homes get more attention, under priced homes get every qualified buyer & investor’s attention. Price it right and you will be stampeded with multiple offers, causing a bidding frenzy that will drive the value back up. This method takes a good amount of courage but when executed properly this is one of the best strategies to sell a home in any market
Secret #9: Show Off All Your Space
Its easier for a buyer to visualize how they would use the space when it’s a some what blank canvas. Having ample storage space is a top request, but it is hard to visualize where a buyer will put all their knick-knacks if they cant see past your personal possessions.
Bonus Tip: Show the closest space buy keeping them tidy and half full.
Secret #8: Natural Light
Do what you have to do to make your house bright and cheery, it will makes it more sellable. Every buyer wants there how to be well lite. To get more natural light take down the drapes, clean the windows and trim the hedges around your windows to get the most light possible!
Bonus Tip: Use higher wattage light bulb and different lampshades to get better artificial light.
Secret #7: HireThe Best Agent
Not all agents, brokers, and sales teams are created equal. Ask them questions about their past sales, the home down the street and where the best place to get a bite to eat locally is. These questions will help you find out who the local expert is. You want them to be able to tell you what your neighbors house sold for and to sell the area as much as the home.
Bonus Tip: Find a broker who embraces technology – a tech-savvy one has many tools to get your house sold and 83% of buyers first see the home on the internet.
Secret #6: Hide Your Pets
While your pet might be a heart stealer not everybody is a dog- or cat-lover. The bowl of dog food, the smell of a litter box, pet hair in the carpet, etc... Could give buyers the impression that your house is not clean. If you’re planning an open house, send the critters to a pet hotel for the day.
Secret #5: Go Easy On The Upgrades
If its a small quick fix then go ahead and complete it, patching up nail holes, new switch faceplates and other small tasks will show pride of ownership and that your property has been well maintained. Restructuring the floor plan? You might want to reconsider, these types of renovations could pay off if done right but not every house will get value from these colossal projects. Instead, keep it simple. Some of these smaller tasks can generate higher offers as well as more offers: clean the grout, freshen the paint, new cabinet hardware, fixing that leaky faucet.
Secret #4: The Future Homeowner Mind Trick
The home will soon no longer be yours so start to depersonalize it ASAP. The more personal stuff in your house, the less potential buyers can imagine themselves living there. Give them a little guidance on how you used the room (or the way you always wished you had) with your large furniture (the things that are hardest to move). Things such as keepsakes, family photos and collectibles should be tidily packed and put in storage (you will be moving soon and glad that you got a head start anyway).
Bonus Tip: Call a Home Stager. Many times they will be glad to give you a consultation on how to use your existing furniture to create the best first impression.
Secret #3: You Are Really Selling The Kitchen
What is the most important room in your home? 99 times out of 100 its going to be the kitchen. Trust us it really is that important! Remodeling a kitchen offers huge upside. New counter tops will cost a couple thousand dollars but a buyer could knock ten thousand dollars off of your asking price because the current ones are dated. Some off the simpler tasks such as paint and new cabinet hardware should always been done - try to stay neutral and not too stylized as you want to appeal to the masses.
Selling Secret #2: Its Showtime!
You should try to be show ready at anytime. The best real estate agents have a good memory and probably saw your home a broker's open house and meet a ton of people. You never know when your agent is going to have a hot and ready buyer that needs to see the home immediately. So, always try to keep the dishes washed, the bathrooms clean and the floors swept. Its a little bit of an inconvenience but it helps get your house sold!
Selling Secret #1: You Only Get One Chance At A First Impression.
You never have a second chance to make a first impression. Curb appeal is huge factor for every buyer and the first thing they see about your home. So, it’s important to make people feel warm, welcome and safe as they approach the house. Spruce up your home’s exterior with inexpensive shrubs and brightly colored flowers. You can typically get a 100-percent return on the money you put into your home’s curb appeal. Entryways are also important. You use it as a utility space for your coat and keys. But, when you’re selling, make it welcoming by putting in a small bench, a vase of fresh-cut flowers or even some cookies.
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Secret #10: Price it Right