Let’s be clear…it’s a great time to sell your home. Inventory is low, resulting in higher asking prices…and mortgage rates are historically low allowing buyers more purchasing power. That doesn’t mean that all homes sell immediately or for top dollar. Despite what you may read or hear, buyers are still picky…within reason…but rightfully so. By concentrating on just a few key things it’s possible to minimize the time your property spends sitting on the market. From improving curb appeal to removing excess clutter, here are several things that can help you to improve property values, attract potential buyers, and ensure a profitable sale.
Curb appeal is never a concern that should be taken lightly. Your home’s exterior appearance, landscaping and general exterior appearance all play a key role in ensuring that potential buyers are more likely to form a positive first impression. From listing photos to the first glimpse that buyers will have when they pull up to the curb, a few improvements can make a major difference.
Home improvements and renovations can boost property value and help to ensure a quicker, less stressful sale. While a few upgrades can be well worth the effort and expense, it’s wise to stay focused and avoid going overboard in your efforts. A few small projects are often easier to manage and of greater benefit than larger efforts that have the potential to get out of hand.
A Good Agent
An experienced real estate agent is not a resource you will want to be without. Working with a professional who has a better understanding of the market as well as the tools, experience and skills needed to manage the sales process can provide a wide range of advantages. Homeowners who elect to go it alone could soon find themselves faced with an uphill battle.
Removing excess clutter and making an effort to depersonalize your home’s interior can help to ensure that buyers are provided with the blank canvas they need in order to better visualize the full potential of the space. Having less clutter within the home makes it much easier to prepare for property tours and open house events. Dealing with clutter now also means having less to pack up when it comes time to move to your new home.