Here are three tips to getting your home sold faster.
Tip #1: Hire A Pro
The housing market is tough and the competition is fierce. Being aware of how much a home is worth before putting it on the market can save money, time, and frustration. For this reason, it’s wise to hire a professional real estate agent.
- Real estate agents know the market. There is a lot of work involved with selling a home. Real estate agents know about property trends, how to research the market, and how to find the best value for a home. They can price homes competitively to entice potential buyers instead of scaring them away.
- They know how to make a home more appealing to potential buyers. Homeowners should make sure their homes are clean and clutter free before listing them on the market. A real estate agent may even suggest hiring a home stager. Staging a house may cause a higher closing price and staged homes tend to sell an average of 81% faster.
- Real estate agents know how to find the right buyers. It isn’t enough to list a home, put up for sale signs and hope the right buyer appears. Real estate agents conduct a screening process for potential buyers. With the knowledge of a home’s actual market value, the agent is armed with all the information he or she needs to get the most money for your home and negotiate fairly.
Tip #2: Improve the Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is the first impression, so it's important to make it a good one. Try these simple budget upgrades to give your home the "WOW" factor that buyers are looking for!
- Crystal clean. As simple as it sounds, it is extremely important to make sure your house is nice and clean on the outside. Don't forget about the exterior!
- Knock knock. Another important design feature of your outer home is the front door as it is one of the only features of the exterior that buyers will be forced to look at up-close. A new door will not only look great from the curb, but also the details of its quality will inevitably be seen by anyone who enters the home. Make sure your door is in tip-top shape before you start your showings!
- Raise the roof!: If your roof isn't in good condition or looks like it isn't in good condition, then an upgrade may be needed. Most buyers are quickly turned off when they see a roof that's in poor condition because it can be an expensive fix.
- Fantastic furniture. Patio furniture is an easy and inexpensive way to differentiate your home from the rest! Add a pop of color to a neutral-colored house by placing vibrant chairs and planters on the front porch as featured pieces, or add a cute table and chairs to your lawn to show how useful the space can be. That being said, be careful not to overdo it, as too much patio furniture or potted plants may give the illusion that your home is cluttered, which is a major no-no in the real estate world.
Tip #3: Stage Your Home To Sell
There are many great ways to stage your home that will immediately interest viewers, but some have the power to engage the senses and impress potential buyers all the more.
- Use textures and fabrics that complement. There is most likely a certain kind of buyer you'll have in mind when deciding to stage your home, so it's important to keep in mind how your house might appear to them. While differing textures and fabrics can certainly add depth and character to a home, you'll want to ensure they are also flattering to each other and compliment the style already apparent in your design aesthetic.
- Keep a handle on the accessories. Instead of going for big, over-the-top pieces, stick to a style that's neat and tidy with some quaint accents that will play it up. A few brightly cultured coffee table books or a quirky light fixture can go a long way in adding interest to your living space!
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