With the fall season almost here, what can sellers do to maximize the chances of selling their home? Hiring a qualified real estate agent and setting the right listing price are the first steps to selling youre home quickly. There are things you can do to help differentiate your home from the competition and attract potential buyers.
Curb appeal...You don't get a second chance to make a first impression. That's why it's essential to "wow" potential buyers from the first moment they lay eyes on your home. Make sure your shrubs are trimmed, leaves are raked and your porch is tidy and the house is freshly painted. Good landscaping and a new coat of paint can not only generate buyer interest but can also increase the value of purchase offers.
Update...within reason. Some buyers know that they are going to renovate when they purchase a home; others look for a "turnkey" property that is move-in-ready. If your house needs updating, consider some cosmetic improvements, such as paint or wallpaper. Repair all appliances to make sure they are in working order. And consider low-priced facelifts to kitchen and baths such as repainting cabinets and replacing light fixtures and faucets.
Staging.....can help a home sell faster. Move or remove furniture to make rooms look bigger. Eliminate clutter and knick-knacks. And don't overlook outdoor living spaces when staging your home.
If you're considering selling your home, give me a call. I can help you get your home in top-notch shape to attract buyers.