Selling your home is a big task. There is much to prepare and plenty to deal with during the home selling process. Not only do you want to sell your home in a timely manner, but you also want to ensure you get top dollar for your property (both of which your real estate agent can help with). Here are eight tips to effectively sell your home.
- Market it at the Right Price
- Remove Personalized Items From Your Home
- Always Be Ready to Show Your Home
- Keep Upgrades Simple
- Focus on the Kitchen
Using data from comparable home sales in the area along with market statistics and your home valuation, your real estate agent can help you set the right price for your home. Pricing a home too high can deter potential buyers from even taking a look at your home. Remember, there is always room for negotiation and it is better to list your home for a price that is attractive to potential buyers than one that will scare them away.
When potential buyers are touring your home, you want them to be able to envision themselves living in the space. This is harder to picture if you have tons of personal items such as family photographs filling the rooms. Try to make space seem more natural by removing particularly personal items and decor. A home stager may be able to help you set your home up to appeal to many potential buyers.
You never know when a buyer will walk through the door. When selling your home, you have to be prepared to show the home whenever a potential buyer wants to see it. No dishes in the sink, no dust bunnies in the corner and keep the bathrooms pristine. This is tedious, but it will help sell your home.
Don’t overdo upgrades in your home. Chances are you won’t see the return on that investment. Small things like paint, cleaning the grout, upgrading lighting and cleaning curtains can help you get top dollar for your home without breaking the bank.
Kitchens are what sell homes. You may end up spending $10,000 on new countertops and upgraded appliances, but this can mean the difference between selling your home for top dollar and being forced to lower the sale price.
If you are interested in putting your home on the market, let me help! Contact me today and we can start the home valuation process. Be sure to also check out my featured listings in the New Jersey area.