Choosing your real estate professional is, perhaps, the most important decision you will make when selling property. We believe the more you look around, the more you will see the value of working with us.
However, no matter whom you choose, these simple tips will help you sell your home more quickly and efficiently.
Make first impressions count. Without a doubt, a visually exterior appealing house will attract buyers, who can't help but respond to the look and "feel" of a home. Take time to carefully prepare for showings. Don't forget the following:
Scrub, dust and fix up the works. Buyers will notice details. Get rid of the clutter, repair leaky faucets, wage war on dust and clean until your home shines. Small things can make a potential buyer walk away. When you prepare your house for showing, remember to:
How does your home smell? Nothing will turn a buyer away faster than an odd smell. Try to eliminate smoking, food and pet odors. And don't leave any clues. If potential buyers see a dog or an ashtray, they'll be on the lookout for smells and stains. Use air fresheners such as apple spice or vanilla.
Fresh Linens. Place fresh linens in the bathrooms and kitchen.
Turn on the lights. Open shades and draperies before a viewing. Open all doors inside home. Turn on inside and outside lights. Soft music is inviting.
Listen to suggestions. As you prepare your home, don't rely solely on your own judgment. It's hard to be objective when you're the owner. Your realtor will have helpful, professional tips on how to make your home more marketable.
Let potential buyers "see" themselves in your home. Too many personal items can make viewers feel like they're intruding in someone else's home. Keep things clean and simple. Decorate in neutral colors.
Get out of the house. When buyers view your home, they'll be more comfortable and spend more time if you're not there. If you must be present, be as unobtrusive as possible. Let your agent do the work.
Stay unemotional during negotiations. Selling your home can be emotionally charged, but don't let that stand in the way of making a deal. Have a business-like attitude during the process.
Choose a REALTOR® you like and trust. The Fine Folks at HOME Realty Company would welcome the opportunity to help you!