6 Best kept secrets for sellers
1. Your closet should be mostly empty. One of the main things buyers are looking at when viewing homes is the storage space. Appeal to potential buyers by decluttering your closets, or even putting some of your storage into an off-site storage unit while your home is on the market. Make sure that what you do leave behind is neat & organized.
2. Web Appeal is the new Curb Appeal. By the time a buyer shows up to view your house, they likely already toured it via online photos or the walk through video. What does this mean? First, that your house needs to look its absolute best when the listing photos are taken by our photographers. When entering the home, we want to see the longest stretch of uninterrupted flooring; no carpets or furniture in the way if possible. In addition, any flat spaces (counter tops, tables, etc.) should be bare of all but one item, or cluster of items. These small alterations will allow the home to feel more open & larger.
3. Price Matters. A Buyers first impression, is their only impression. If you think you'll price your property optimistically and bring it down gradually if needed, you should be open to reconsider. Homes should sell within the first two weeks. If they don't, the market is telling us that the price doesn't match the condition. Our goal is to get you the most amount of money in the LEAST amount of time; our proven strategy can help you to do that.
4. Light & Bright SELLS. Maximize the light in your house. After location, good lighting is the one thing that every buyer wants in a home. Take down the drapes, clean the windows, increase the wattage of your light bulbs and cut the bushes outside to let in sunshine. Do what you have to do make your house bright and cheery – it will make it more sell-able.
5. Don't Over-Upgrade. Touching up some paint, swapping out light bulbs, cleaning the grout, and other small things always pay off when it comes to selling. You probably wont get your money back if you do a huge improvement on your house before selling. Consult your real estate professional before deciding to make any upgrades to your house if you are thinking about selling within a year.
6. Take the H O M E out of your house. One of the most important things when selling your house is to do your best to make it look like a model home, or depersonalize it. Buyers want to envision their family in the house, and it makes it difficult when they're looking at someone else's family on every wall. Pack up the family photos & save them for your new home.