Are you ready to sell your home? Or, maybe you’ve already listed your house, and you haven’t gotten any “bites” yet? There are many ways to make your house more marketable and to help your house sell fast.
1. Air Quality Makes a Big Difference When You’re Selling Your Home
Be honest. Have you ever walked into someone’s home, and it just did not smell right? No matter how clean your home is, there are likely to be some lingering particles of dust and dirt in the air. Read on for some tips from This Electric Home so you can have indoor air that smells as fresh, clean and healthy as the great outdoors, and people will notice the difference.
Things like burning cinnamon sticks or spraying air sanitizer in the indoor air are not enough. In fact, they only veil the unwanted and unpleasant odors. There is no substitute for when the air inside your house looks and smells crisp, fresh and clean.
Air filtration systems also remove many of the harmful bacteria in the air. Especially at this time when people are coming in and out of your home, it is so important to take steps to protect yourself, your family and your visitors. Everyone will appreciate your efforts to clean, freshen and purify the air in your home. Buyers will feel more comfortable and confident, they’ll spend more time viewing the whole house and you will be amazed at how much faster your home will sell!
2. Take Care of the Minor Repairs
You and the other members of your household are probably used to minor inconveniences in your house. It might be a loose screen door, a broken cabinet handle, stain in the carpet, and a lot more of the little things that need attention. When someone is interested in making an investment in a home, they notice these things. Home sellers are encouraged to spend a few dollars to fix the minor repair before someone else points them out to you. Do a walk-through of your house and have those small jobs taken care of before you put your house on the market. You’ll get your money back many times over when your house sells and closes.
3. Get Rid of the Clutter
Like many other homeowners, you have probably accumulated a lot of stuff over the years. It is nice that a room looks homey and lived in, but the house should be super clean and decluttered. Put some of the unnecessary items away for now because they will only distract a potential buyer. What’s more, an open and airy look makes even small rooms will look bigger.
4. Stage Your House
Staging is a great way to get your home prepared and ready to be put on the market. Professional staging will achieve that wow factor, and yours will be the house that a buyer remembers after a long day of house hunting! Your beautiful home will show even better when your Realtor brings a customer in to view your tastefully decorated home.
5. Hire a Professional Landscaper
Now that you’ve gotten the interior of your house in great shape, it’s time to take a look at your property. Your home’s curb appeal is the first thing that people notice about your property. Your yard should look beautifully maintained, so your home will show off your pride of ownership. There are probably plenty of other homes for sale in your neighborhood, and most buyers will do a drive-by first. People want to look at the ones that have the most curb appeal, and they’ll skip the ones that fall short.
6. Use a Professional Photographer
An overwhelming majority of consumers who are shopping for a new home start their search on the internet. Your home has to compete with many other home listings. Professional photos make a huge difference because many people will determine if they are interested in the house only after looking at the photographs online. The photographer you hire will have the best equipment that will capture the beautiful nuances of your home. Their photos will showcase your property and attract much more attention. The odds are good that you will have an offer in hand in no time!
7. Price It Right
Please be sure that your home is competitively priced to get the attention it deserves. Your agent can do a market analysis to help you determine the price, but at the end it is up to you. They will market your home for you in a professional manner that will generate the most interest from qualified buyers.
The more exposure your home gets, the faster it will sell. If an open house is part of your Realtor’s strategy, you should welcome it. Other Realtors will want to show your home too, so your agent will probably hold a broker open house as well as one for the customers. By now, you’ll be proud to show off your gorgeous place. The air quality in your house will be perfect all day long, so you will not have to worry about any unwanted surprises. You and your home will be the envy of the neighborhood!