They say that a home is an extension of your personality and selling it can be an arduous task to any homeowner. A lot goes into the home selling process and it would usually involve a lot of planning and decision making. Luckily, we have compiled a list of tried and tested tips that can make it easy as ABC for anyone who is planning on selling their home this year.
Here are the ABC’s of selling your home:
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Finding the right real estate agent can definitely make your home selling journey a breeze. From conducting a Comparative Market Analysis to helping you prepare your home for open houses, your agent will be there with you every step of the way. Don’t just hire a real estate agent because he/she is someone that you knew back from college or could be a neighbor’s friend. Find someone with a good track record of sales that knows how to sell your house fast and with a good price tag. Research as much as you can about the realtor that you’re working with by checking online reviews and client feedback. Most realtors nowadays establish their online presence and checking their social media accounts and website will give you a good grasp of their personality and if he/she could be the fairy godparent that you never knew you needed.
In selling a house, it would also help that you set aside a particular budget if you are planning to do minor upgrades and renovations. Doing minor repairs will make it convenient for the new home owners to just move into their newly purchased home. Try not to go overboard on home make-over though and instead focus on small upgrades and see how it can make a big impact and change how your house will look.
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for your home as it helps brighten up the room. It is advisable to use lighter shades of paint to make the rooms look bigger. It would also give a good first impression to potential buyers. Consider doing minor upgrades to the kitchen and bathroom area like new light fixtures, new shower curtains, and cabinets and see how it can make a noticeable transformation to your space. Make your rooms look prettier by dressing it up with new blinds or curtains as these are one of the first things that potential buyers will see.
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Make your house clutter-free by cleaning up and putting into storage all the excess stuff that you have accumulated in every nook and cranny of your house. Those Grand Canyon ref magnets may have to go for now. Buyers need to envision themselves in your house and having all your wedding photographs on the wall might make it hard for them to imagine themselves living at your house. Be sure to clean and scrub kitchen and bathroom floors, countertops and cabinets until they are gleaming and free of grime.
Extend the clean up to your front yard by trimming and shaping hedges, cutting the grass, planting plants and flowers. This would definitely add up to the curb appeal of your home. Remember that the exterior of your house will be the first one that potential home buyers will see and you would only have one shot in setting a good first impression.
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Get Ready to Sell Your House
With the growing real estate market, home buyers consider an array of specifics before deciding to purchase. Buyers are now tech-savvy and rely on various mobile apps and websites to help them choose their dream house. And as they say, pictures are worth a thousand words. Professional staging and photography are essential in marketing your house.
Making sure that your house “sparkles” among the rest will give it an added advantage amongst the rest of the For Sale signs in your neighborhood. A well-maintained house will definitely get more interested buyers and will be sold faster at a good price. Buyers will feel more at ease in purchasing a house in good condition because if what is easily visible to them on the outside is maintained then the ones that are not easily seen has probably been maintained too.
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