First-Time Home Seller? Read Our Tips to Sell Your Home Like a Pro
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If you’ve never sold a home before, it’s a nerve-wracking experience, especially if you don’t know what to expect. After all, it’s a very different real estate experience to buying a house. If you’re feeling the stress, don’t worry. Read our tips below to help you sell your home like an old pro.
Tackle Your Curb Appeal
When we live in a home for a long time, we get used to little things like the gate that sticks, the chipped paint on the side of the home, and the overgrown bushes lining the driveway. But trust us, potential homebuyers will notice these things as soon as they see them.
This is why it’s essential your home has impressive curb appeal. You want potential buyers to be interested in seeing more as soon as they pull up in front of your home.
Stage Your Home
Since you’re going to have to clean up your home anyway, stage it at the same time. Potential buyers want to be able to picture themselves and their family living in the house they are viewing. So, you should remove any evidence of your family pictures and other personal belongings. Read this previous blog post for some great tips on how to stage your home like a pro.
Have a Home Inspection Done
Although it’s usually the home buyer who does a home inspection, it’s something you should think about doing as a seller too. This way, you can find out exactly what the buyer will find out when they do one — and allow you to price your home accordingly or do the repairs before you put your home on the market.
Make Sure Your MLS Listing Is Up to Par
When your home is listed on the MLS listings, it can get lost amongst the other houses for sale. However, if your photographs are professionally done by someone with experience doing real estate photography, it’ll stand out, and more people should stop to view your listing.
You also need to ensure you include plenty of photographs in your listing. Show photos of every room of your home, because otherwise, people viewing your home may wonder if you’re hiding something.
Also, when people are searching through MLS listings, they’re often searching for certain keywords such as close to schools, renovated kitchen or bathroom, pool, large yard, and other things that make your home stand out from the rest. So, if your home has any of these things or anything else that’s unique, make sure you include it prominently in your listing.
Have a Fair List Price
It can be tempting to overprice your home, especially in a seller’s market, but this can often backfire because you could end up limiting the number of prospective buyers who see your house based on price parameter searches. Your Real Estate agent can help you come up with a fair price based on the market and condition of your home.
When you sell your home, it’s all about flexibility. You’ll need to be open to home showings at inconvenient times, fixing up parts of your home and doing repairs you wouldn’t otherwise, and considering all offers.
When you have a great Real Estate agent, you're guaranteed to sell your home faster and for top dollar. Qualified REALTORS®, like us at the Garman Group, put our years of knowledge and experience into making sure your listing stands out, and your home is ready to sell. Contact us today!