Your home is a treasure chest of memories and selling it can be bittersweet. When selling your home you have to think about a variety of things including attracting the right buyers, locking down the best deal, and moving. It takes careful planning and knowing how to spruce up your home to make buyers rush for their checkbooks. Here, we share seven proven tips to sell your home for top dollar!
1. Find a Great Local Realtor
The best agent for you doesn’t necessarily work at the name-brand national brokerages or close the most transactions. The best agent is an experienced professional who will listen to you, conducts herself ethically, and is knowledgeable about your neighborhood. You’ll want to check their online presence and social media, read reviews from past clients, and visit their company website.
2. Price Your Home Aggressively
Choosing the right price is a huge contributing factor to whether or not your home sells. This magic number is usually arrived at by a combination of strategy, instinct, and research. It’s the job of the realtor to understand the market and help you find your price, and the great realtors will usually hit that number right on the nose.
3. Constructive Critiques
Welcome critiques from your Realtor with open arms. Taking recommendations on how to improve your home can reward you with a higher sale price. The most successful sellers are the ones who listen and act upon constructive criticism.
4. Curb Appeal
First impressions are always vital when it comes to selling a home. Start from the outside and work your way in. Clearing walkways of overgrown weeds and debris and adding some seasonal color are simple, cost-effective ways to make your home stand out.
5. Fix Known Issues
Invest in a pre-inspection of your home so that you are aware of any issues before putting your home on the market. This gives buyers peace of mind and will further their interest in your home. Any issues that arise should be fixed before your home goes on the market. Make sure to touch up the paint if needed, clean the carpets, and declutter your home so that it is “Show Perfect”.
6. Light it up
Maximize the light in your home. Takedown the drapes, clean the windows, change the lampshades, increase the wattage of your light bulbs and cut the bushes outside to let in sunshine. Do what you have to do make your house bright and cheery – it will make it more sellable.
7. Understand the Process
Smart sellers can capitalize on a negative outcome to strengthen their chances of selling their homes. For example, if your home is not attracting as many buyers as you would like, work with your Realtor to figure out the reason and make corrections quickly. Being proactive and addressing the issues at hand will increase your chances of successfully selling your home.
Following these seven tips can make a huge impact on how much and how fast you sell your home. We are more than happy to answer any of your questions and to guide you along your home selling journey!