Selling a home is a big deal. Your goal is get it sold fast to move on with your life. Here are some tips to help:
- Pricing Strategy
By pricing your home correctly from the start, you will attract the most buyers and not become “an old listing” with a lowered price later.
- Stage it to Look Fabulous to Home Buyers
Make your home appealing to as many potential buyers as possible by neutralizing non-traditional colors, showcasing furniture in an appealing way and de-cluttering and de-personalizing your home.
- Store Clutter and Depersonalize
A large part of the staging process is de-cluttering your home so the buyer can see the potential of their furniture in your home. Your goal is to have half-empty, tidy closets. Remove family photos and other personal items. You want the buyer to look at the rooms – not your belongings and collections. Think “minimalism”.
- Empty Home?
If you have no furniture, you may want to consider having a few rooms professionally staged. The power of staging is the buyers can see how their furniture will look in your home.
- Repair Things
Knock out all of the minor repairs like touch-up painting or repairing the weather stripping. You want your home to look in great shape.
- Let in the Light
Make your homes as light filled as possible. Open curtains and shades to let in natural light.
- Great Photos on the Internet
Your first open house will actually be on the Internet. Interested buyers view homes first online before seeing the home in person. Photos of your home should be professionally shot, showcasing its finest features. (Note: Your Sibcy Cline Agent will use the services of our team of Sibcy Cline Professional Photographers who shoot as many photos as needed of your home.)
- Hide Your Animals
Your pets need to be incognito during the selling process. Not every one is a dog or cat lover.
- Add Curb Appeal
The first impression of your home will be the front yard! Make sure your home’s exterior looks welcoming. Clear dead leaves. Pressure wash the walkways.
- Use a Sibcy Cline Agent
Your local agent knows the appeal of the area and the condition of the current real estate market.
- Be Ready For Showings
You need to be prepared for showing appointments at all times. This is a really difficult part of the selling process. Beds need to be made up neatly, there should be no garbage, dirty dishes or laundry for public view and the bathrooms and kitchen need to be spotless. Your home needs to be clean and welcoming at all times.