The Price Is Right
No matter how much work you put into your home, it is not going to sell quickly if you do not price it appropriately. While it is not necessary to be the lowest priced home in your neighborhood (especially if there are features that make your home stick out from the surrounding homes). It is, however, important that the price of your home is comparable to other homes for sell in your area.
Increase Your Curb Appeal
The first think potential buyers see when they pull up, is the outside of your home. Your home should be appealing, from the yard to the structure . This means ensuring your lawn and bushes are well manicured. It doesn’t hurt to freshen up the paint on the outside as well. Be sure all gutters are clean, and intact.
It’s important to remove clutter from your home before selling. This doesn’t just mean getting rid of the junk that you no longer need. You may wanted to consider removing large pieces of furniture prior to staging your home for show. This can help the rooms to look less crowded and more spacious. It will be hard for a potential buyer to envision their own furniture in the home, if yours distract them.
Leave a few things behind
Buyers in today’s market have gotten used to closing cost credits and other similar incentives when it comes to buying a home. While these are great, you want your home to distinctively stand out from the competition. This is why it’s a good idea to leave behind a few personal items tied into your home, that future homeowners would value and appreciate. For example, stainless steel appliances or that beautiful plasma TV that is already mounted to the living room wall. Live on a golf course? Consider leaving a golf cart! Things like this are what make your home stand out from others, and wow your potential buyers.
Use Social Media
Now days, a majority of homebuyers start their search online. They don’t want to see hundreds of listings and pictures of homes, before they even step foot in their first viewing. In order to make your home stand out from all the others, add a little flair. A “video love letter” of your home that details what your family loves most about the home AND the neighborhood can help with this. You can post things like this on Youtube and Facebook. The power of networking through social media reaches far and wide, and can help your home sell in half the time as a listing without the influence of social media.
Get Your Home in Tip-Top Condition
Any minor nicks, scratches, broken door handles, etc should not be overlooked. Moving is a tedious process, and the less the buyer feels they would need to do AFTER moving into your home the better. To differentiate yourself via listings, it’s also a good idea to get inspections such as termites/pest etc (depending on your location) in advance. These types of things can be used in listings to give your buyers a piece of mind and comfort about the condition of your home.