With a New Year approaching you may be getting ready for a new home. Like many of us, you will need to sell a home before getting into the next one. Vincent Fattizzi with Coldwell Banker Real Estate and www.FindStAugustineHomes.net is giving us some home selling tips that are sure to help you showcase your current home for its future buyer.
Setting yourself up for a quick sale involves many factors, but it can be easier than you think! Setting the right price is essential to attracting buyers, but what else can you do to sell your home in the shortest amount of time? Here are 10 steps you can take to help ensure a speedy sale.
Price It Right from the Start!
A proper comparative market analysis can help you maximize the realistic asking price for your home without scaring off potential buyers. Listen and work with your realtor’s knowledge of price comps of your community which, can help you find the ideal price.
Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal
New sod, colorful flowers, and a freshly painted front door will grab buyers’ attention. Make sure there are no trash cans out, no mailboxes that need to be fixed or leaves to be raked. Curb appeal is everything when it comes to first impressions.
Update the Exterior and Interior
Keep things current so you don’t fall behind. New fixtures, fresh paint, and updated landscaping are easy, affordable, and keep you on par with comparable homes in your neighborhood. A realtor can provide you with insight as to which projects will benefit the sale of your home the most.
Clean and Declutter
Prospective buyers should be able to envision their family in the house, not yours. The less clutter around your home, the easier this will be, and the larger your home will appear. Clean out the unnecessary items, and have your items organized. This can even include taking personal photographs down.
Stage Your Home to Showcase Its Possibilities
Give roles to rooms which don’t have an ‘obvious’ use. Home staging is the best tool to accomplish this goal. Simple things such as new throw pillows, or fresh flowers can make a big difference for a little cost to you. Let your realtor give you professional staging advice that, will make a lasting first impression on potential buyers.
Make the Property Easy to Show
Buyers want to discuss your home while on a walkthrough, and a realtor can give them the perfect tour. They don’t want to do it with you standing behind them. Pre-plan where you’re going to spend most of your time when your home is on the market, so you have morning, evening, and weekend times available for interested buyers to tour your home.
Remove Your Pets
A potential buyer might not share your feelings for Fluffy and Fido. Pet hair and odor can be a huge turn-off for some buyers. Have a place for your pets to stay when buyers are scheduled to tour your home.
Make Sure Your Listing is Prominently & Professionally Displayed on All of the Major Websites
With today’s technology, many buyers want to view your home and neighborhood from the comfort of their living room. A professional realtor can market your home to thousands of potential buyers on nearly every outlet used by today’s buyers. This can ensure the content displayed is both professional and attractive to generate the highest number of interested buyers.
Get Professional Photos of Your Home
Potential buyers will probably see your home in a picture online before they see it in person. You don’t want pictures taken with a cell phone to be the first impression. Professional photographs will highlight all of your home’s most attractive features, making your home standout at first glance.
Showcase What’s Great About Your Neighborhood
Your neighborhood is often a big selling point for prospective buyers. Amenities, schools, and other features can turn an interested buyer into a contract.
What are your own tips for selling a home? Share them in the comments below! For more home buying and selling tips, and to learn about Coldwell Banker and Vincent Fattizzi’s realtor services visit www.FindStAugustineHomes.net.