Learn the essentials of what it takes to position your home for a successful sale.
When it comes to buyers, first impressions can make or break a deal. It’s vitally important to view the investment of time and money into your home as essential to its advantage over other listings in your area. We’ve curated a list of our Top Five Tips to help you maximize your market dollar when the right prospective buyers arrive on the scene.
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What we’ll need to do first is identify how much your home is worth. From here, we’ll take the price and knock if off anywhere from 15 to 20 percent. In all likelihood, buyers with multiple bids will attempt to up the price. This strategy is essential in today’s market when it comes to the sale of homes.
Draw the blinds and let some light in. Most every buyer raves about how they’re looking for a bright and well-lit home. Make sure the windows are clean, all lightbulbs are new, and in the off-case that your lampshades are dirty, go ahead and replace them. You want to ensure the most light possible is entering your home. Just remember: Bright = Inviting = Sellable.
The kitchen is the focal point of the home. If you’ve never heard that it’s your kitchen you’re actually selling, it’s the truth. Consider remodeling if it’s in rough shape. You’ll be amazed at the return if a neutral coat of paint is applied, and cabinet hardware and countertops are replaced. It’s better to have these bases covered than have the buyer chop down the asking price.
A showing can take place at any time, so you always want to be ready in the event that a buyer wants to view your home at the last minute. Be flexible and make sure each room is in tip-top shape. While this may seem like a pain now, it can be the difference-maker in what earns you the sale or not.
You can only make a good first impression once, and in relation to buyers, it’s critical that your home’s interior be at its absolute best. You’ll want to make the space as inviting as possible. A couple ways to make this happen is to put away jackets or coats, make sure your entryway is clear and add some flowers across some of the rooms.