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Selling Your Home in Today’s Market

September 10, 2019

 

Buying and selling a home at the same time can feel pretty daunting, but it’s completely doable if you have the right team and know-how to guide you. Here are some expert tips to help your home sell quickly and for a great price!

 

 

A professional will help you showcase your home.

 

  • Get referrals from family, friends, and connections on your social media networks.

  • Interview agents: Do they already know a buyer who might be a great fit for your home? Will they stage your house and hold open houses? Check up on their marketing methods and how many homes they’ve worked with in your area.

  • Be sure your personalities click: you’ll be spending a lot of time together!

 

 

 

Make a great first impression.

 

  • Clean up oil stains on the driveway.

  • Give the front door and entryway a fresh coat of paint.

  • Trim back trees and shrubs.

  • Plant fresh flowers in beds or pots.

  • Keep all toys and tools in the shed or garage.

 

 

 

Your agent should spearhead this for you. Make your home a blank canvas for buyers to project their own belongings upon.

 

  • Declutter and put away personal items such as photos and knickknacks.

  • If it’s feasible, repaint the rooms in neutral colors.

  • Clean out closets and box items up.

  • Clear off counters in kitchen and bathrooms.

  • Make sure the home is spotlessly clean before each viewing.

  • Store packed boxes neatly in the garage, shed, or attic. You may even want to consider renting a storage space until you move.

 

 

The right lighting can change a room’s whole look.

 

  • Change any burned-out bulbs outside and inside.

  • Use natural light as much as possible: open curtains, blinds, and doors.

  • In the evening, put on lights throughout the house. Use both ambient and accent lighting.

  • Light the fire if you have one.

 

 

Keep on top of things every day.

 

  • You never know when you’ll get a call about a showing. By doing a light cleaning daily, clutter won’t be able to pile up.

  • Contact your agent frequently to see how many people have seen your home and how many have requested to see it in the next week.

  • Still on the market after a couple of weeks? Ask your agent about feedback they’ve received from buyers’ agents and consider re-staging your home.

 

 

 

*Of course, you need to be ready to show your home anytime someone wants to see it!

Sources: Redfin, uexpress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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