Ready To Sell?
When you’ve decided to put your house on the market, follow the tips below to increase your home’s value and decrease the number of days it stays on the market.
Improve Your Curb Appeal
There is only one first impression. Buyers often make a decision about your home before they ever walk through the front door. To increase your curb appeal keep a well-maintained lawn, clean all windows, place planters with seasonal flowers on your porch, or try giving your front door a fresh coat of paint. Remember to give your backyard equal attention!
Walk through your home as if you were a prospective buyer. How does your home stack up against the current competition? If you have worn flooring, outdated cabinets, bad lighting, or leaky faucets, you could expedite the sale of your home and receive top dollar by addressing some improvements before ever showing your home. Focus your attention on the kitchen and bathrooms.
Pretend You’re Moving
Buyers want to imagine themselves living in your home. That means it is time to clean and declutter. We recommend removing any large furniture that shrinks the room and keeping counters free of excess clutter. Once any surplus items have been removed/rearranged, you will want to ensure all floors, baseboards, counters, and windows are clean.
Provide Easy Access
Buyers will feel more comfortable if you are not present for a showing. It is important to keep your house clean and be ready to leave on relatively short notice. You want to give willing and able buyers as much access to your property as you can. The more buyers you can get in to see your home, the more offers you will receive.
Make Necessary Repairs
When a buyer presents an offer, it is almost always contingent on your home passing inspection. Many repairs have simple, inexpensive solutions; however, major repairs could lead to a deal falling through or large concessions being negotiated by the buyer. You will benefit by identifying and repairing large problems ahead of time.
Price it Right!
Selling your home is a big financial decision. Pricing your home appropriately the first time will ensure you get the best return and fastest sale. Capstone REALTORS® use their extensive local market knowledge and a competitive market analysis to accurately price your home. Nothing turns buyers away faster than an overpriced home.