When it comes to selling a home, you must put your best foot forward. You should spruce up all the areas of your home to leave a great impression with potential buyers. The process requires careful planning. Here are some essential tips for selling your home:
- Improve your curb appeal
- Offer a reasonable price
- Replace any fixtures
- Get your home in `Move In’ condition
Improve your curb appeal
Most buyers look at the curb appeal before they decide to look inside. To draw the buyers’ attention to your home, you should combine visual charm and attention to details. According to real estate studies, most buyers make their decision on the front walkway. The first upgrade on your house exterior is to apply a fresh coat of paint. At the very least, use a welcoming color. This work is best left to a professional painter. You should also:
- Make the front door welcoming
- Upgrade the lighting
- Keep up with basic maintenance
If there’s no curb appeal, buyers will try to low ball you on price or reject the house without looking further.
Offer a reasonable price
The listing price of your house should not be far away from other comparable homes. Pay attention to the dividing lines, major streets, and physical barriers. It’s a disadvantage to sell your home on your own. A real estate agent will help you set a competitive price that will allow the home to sell at the best price. They understand the market so they will initially set a realistic price. It’s not always imperative that you have the lowest price on the block. But even if you’ve made some renovations, you should put yourself in the buyer’s shoes. Be realistic with the value of your home.
Replace any fixtures
Many buyers want homes with little or no cosmetic repairs. Because the bathroom and the kitchen carry the highest return, you should upgrade the fixtures. This doesn’t mean that you should buy new appliances. You can install updated hardware and perhaps paint the cabinets to give your kitchen a new look. Don’t forget to change the counter tops, if a total new look is desirable. After that, spruce up the bathroom where necessary. You may want to install new fixtures and mirrors to create a clean, new look.
Get your home in `Move In’ condition
Most buyers are looking for a house they can move in right away. They want to picture themselves in the space. You should ensure all the plumbing fixtures and appliances are in pristine working condition. The idea is to help the homeowner visualize their move in to start enjoying the home. Use neutral colors, de-clutter the storage areas, and make the house welcoming. The prospective buyers should be able to imagine their family . Also, make sure there are no imminent repairs. Keep in mind that buyers are comparing your home to other top tier houses on their list.
The first impression matters when selling your house – it can make or break the deal. You want your home to sell fast and for top dollar. Therefore, you should do everything to make sure it’s in excellent condition. Be ready to make a few repairs and most importantly, set an attractive price.
At Eric Craig Real Estate Team we are professionals that can help you realize the most from your property investment. Let us help you sell your home!