According to the U.S. Census Bureau, American’s change residencies roughly 11 times in their lives. This means that people are spending a significant amount of time, money and effort into selling homes. There is a lot to know about successfully selling your home, and while the details of the process can be numerous, here’s what you need to know for a speedy and most profitable transaction:
Because how you price your home makes a world of difference in a successful sale, it is important to list it at the right price. To be sure of what your home is worth in the current market, get an appraisal so that your pricing is smart and strategic. Remember to have the appraisal done after all needed repairs to the home have been made. This way it’s maximally beneficial to you and the buyer.
This is a good time to begin throwing away clutter and excess extras that you may have had around your home; even if that means getting an early start on packing and storing the boxes elsewhere. A home that is open and free of excess things, feels inviting to potential buyers and it allows them to visualize space potential. You’ll certainly not want to remove all items out of the home, as that doesn’t elicit a “I could live here” feeling for potential buyers; however, a generous amount of decluttering is a great way to ensure your home sells quickly.
Lighting is a Big Deal!
Believe it or not, lighting plays an important role in the way potential buyers view your home. Enhance your lighting in your home by making a few small changes:
1. clean all mirrors and windows – This does wonders in brightening up a room.
2. Replace dim lightbulbs – Swap out old or dimming lightbulbs with new ones.
3. Add additional lighting or mirrors – Tastefully add additional lighting or mirrors in your home, just be sure make the house feel cramped or crowded.
Take as many personal pictures, statues, heirlooms, collectibles, etc. out of the home when showing it to potential buyers. Be sure that any art work displayed is generic and neutral, like pictures or paintings of nature or the city. Depersonalizing your home psychologically helps your potential buyers feel like more than just your house guest.
Sexy Curb Appeal
In real estate outward appeal extremely important, as it is the first things potential buyers see when they arrive. Be sure to enhance landscaping, paint, windows and hardware prior to any listing pictures are taken and before the for sale sign in placed out front. Making sure your home has attractive curb appeal, maximizes the chances of getting potential buyers in the door.