Have a speedy sale even if peak selling season is over. Follow these tips to help ensure you sell your home as fast as possible.
Price Your Home Right
Price your home right from the beginning. Often sellers will try to price their home too high for their market, with the intent to lower the price if the home doesn’t sell. Then the home sits, and sits, and sits.
Eventually the seller will drop the price of the home and receive an offer. Time and time again, the seller could have sold their home faster and sometimes for more money, had they priced it correctly from the start.
An experienced Realtor can help determine the best price for your home. The Realtor will look at your home, the current local real estate market, and local data to help determine a price.
What impression does your home give to potential buyers? Do you have fallen limbs or dead plants in your yard? Peeling paint or hard to read house numbers?
Give your home a quick power wash to spruce up siding and sidewalks. Try to clean up any trees or debris in the yard. Add a pop of color to outdoor furniture or use colorful plants.
Home buyers need to envision their life in your home. Create a space where they can picture holidays, weekends and day to day life. Time to pull out the storage bins!
Remove Personal Touches
Remove all personal touches. Take down your photos, kids art and extra pet supplies and put them in storage. Take the time to remove your family name or children’s names if they have been added to the decor.
Make it easy for the home buyer to visualize how they will put their personal stamp on the home.
Let your home shine. Clear the kitchen counters. Clear out the extra towels and sheets in the linen closets. Pack up your clothing that is not in season. This will show the extra space in your home and give you a head start in packing.
Make rooms feel bigger by removing extra furniture. Any furniture not needed for staging or that may not be essential should be stored or packed.
Try to keep your home as clean as possible. Untidiness can be a huge distraction for buyers. Keep up with your laundry, dishes and clean showers and sinks after each use.
Smell Fresh. Keeping your home clean will help to keep your home smelling fresh. Odor can be a big turn off to home buyers.
Let There Be Light
Let the light shine! Before a showing of your home, turn on all the lights and open the curtains. Clean up all the bulbs and light fixtures to ensure the best light shines.
Exterior lighting is also important. Buyers may drive by the home at night to see what the neighborhood is like. Keep the exterior of your home lit well to create a welcoming feeling.
There are many factors that go into selling your home quickly. Take charge of the factors you can control. If you have any questions on what you need to do to sell your home, contact the Aimee Ness Realty Group!
For current market information for your Lafayette and West Lafayette communities or a free consultation, contact The Aimee Ness Realty Group Lafayette Indiana. Our team with over 10 years of local experience, has your back to find your dream home, or sell your current home.