20 Oct How Do I Get My House Ready To Sell
7 Steps Every Home Seller Should Follow
1. Stage your home
Buyers like to have a clear vision of how the home feels and looks when walking through dozens of homes. If you feel like your home is not up to date and clustery, get it staged! This is an important step when getting your house ready to sell, and well worth the money. You will most definitely get a return on your investment as history shows that the homes that are staged always sell the best in todays market.
2. Clean your closets
Walking through a home and seeing a messy closet is a turn off for many buyers. Even tho it may not be a big issue in your eyes, buyers like to think that the previous owner took care of the home and maintained it well. Showing every sign that you were a homeowner that took care of the property is only going to better your chance to sell your home for top dollar.
3. Tighten up the garage
Like your closets, keep the garage clean. This is an area were many forget to clean up and when a buyer comes and walks through a messy, cluttered garage they get turned off.
4. Tighten up your landscape
The look of your home when a buyer drives up for the first time when viewing your home is critical. Even if it means to spend a few hundred of dollars to plant some new plants and clean up your grass. The WOW feeling when the buyer comes up to view your home is like a diamond in the rough. It doesn’t happen often but when it does it means good things.
5. Haul your junk away
Feel free to haul all the junk your have accumulated from cleaning out your house. Check your local Craigslist ads, as there are many individuals who will come take your junk for FREE.
6. Understand the market
Call a local agent and ask them about your local market. What is the average sale in your area? How many homes have sold the last six months? Have there been a decrease or increase in the market? Lastly, in which direction does he see the market heading? Feel free to ask several agents, the more opinions, the better.
7. Select the right agent
Do your due diligence when selecting the right agent. Double check to see they have any unethical claims against them. Ask them what they would price your home at and how they will market it. Ask them if they have any previous sales in the your area. These 7 steps are critical in the home selling process. If you want to sell your home fast, and for top dollar follows these steps and you will be set up for success.