Want top dollar when selling a home? For those in the market, these real estate selling tips may offer a reality check.
- Don’t go it alone.
Hiring a realtor gives you an edge by providing a broader audience through advertising, and helping your home move faster thanks to appropriate pricing – the single most important factor in netting a great return. It’s a delicate balance best left to professionals: Too high and it could sit; too low and it’ll sell fast – for less than its worth.
- Upgrade from selfies.
Professional, well-lit photos are key to getting buyers in the door. Especially in today’s tech-savvy market where potential buyers do a fly-by on Zillow and render a verdict – based on those pictures – as to whether or not a home is worth their in-person time.
- Bust out the vac.
And while you’re at it, do some decluttering. Nothing looks worse – or smaller – than a home that hasn’t seen any deep cleaning action since 1972 and looks like it belongs on an episode of Hoarders. This should be on your must-do list before any listing photos are taken.
- Stop living in the past.
The Al Bundy-style couch may be comfy, and those sticky tiles in the kitchen may have been a rockin’ deal 20 years ago, but it’ll give buyers the wrong impression of your home. The most important updates to buyers include those that you’ll leave behind, such as new flooring, fresh paint, and more lighting, as well as those that you’ll take with you – current furniture and less clutter.
- Be ready.
There’s a reason most real estate selling tips point to move-in-ready as fast to sell. The more readily available your house is for potential buyers to slide into, the more showings you’ll get and the quicker the house will sell.
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