Pricing is more important to buyers than ever, and homes that are priced well attract the buyers. Home sellers should study the market by looking at recent data for homes that have sold in their neighborhood to help determine the list price. Sellers should price their homes at or just below market value to ensure a quick sale at the highest price the market will bear, according to HGTV.com.
Before putting your home on the market, make any minor repairs that could give buyers second thoughts about the home, according to HouseLogic.com. For a few hundred dollars, a seller can hire an inspector to find any defects or potential problems in the home. With an inspection report, sellers are able to fix problems that could potentially derail a sales contract. Moreover, making small repairs throughout the home can give buyers the impression that the home is well-maintained.
Staging your home to accentuate its positive features is another selling tip. Sellers should hire a stager or arrange their furniture to maximize the space. Another tip in making your home look its best while on the market is to remove clutter, organize storage spaces and depersonalize by removing most of your personal belongings and trinkets, according to House Logic. Sellers can make their rooms and closets feel larger by removing extra furniture and half their belongings in closets and rooms. Keeping the home light by opening the blinds and drapes can also help your home sell.
To sell your home, it must be ready and looking its best all the time in case buyers want to tour the home. Keeping it spotless and tidy can help sell the house by making a great first impression on the buyers, according to HGTV. In addition, removing children and pets from the home can facilitate showings and prevent buyers from thinking the home is not clean and in inferior condition. Sellers should be flexible to accommodate showing appointments and have the house ready to show.
Spruce up the front of the home and the landscaping. When buyers arrive for an appointment, this will be their first impression of the home. Sellers are advised to make any repairs on the front of the house and recondition exterior surfaces by cleaning and repainting, according to State Farm. In addition, a fresh coat of paint on the front door will enhance the look of the home. The landscape should be trimmed, and sellers should consider planting some shrubs and flowers to highlight marketing photos and improve the curb appeal.