Home Selling Tips
There is so much to do when you decide to sell your home that you don’t even know where to start. Here I will outline some simple tips so that you can get the maximum value for your home.
Hire An Experience Real Estate Agent
More than 95% of property sales are handled by a Real Estate Agent. A good Real Estate Agent will analyze the market and set the listing price, market your home, host open house events handle contracts and negotiate with the Buyer’s Agent.
One of the first things a buyer will notice as they pull-up to a property is the landscape – lawn, flowerbeds, mulch, plants and trim. Mow the lawn, add mulch to the flowerbed and trim hedges. Make sure everything looks alive.
With a little help from your Real Estate Agent, you can change the the feel of your home by painting with contemporary colors. There is no more important home selling tip that will help you gain maximum return on your investment than a fresh coat of paint. Selling your home is all about appeal and not about personal preference so it is recommended to use neutral colors such as off white and light creamy colors for maximum benefit.
One very important cost effective home selling tip is to make your home clutter free! The more clutter around the home, the smaller it is perceived to be. Go through everything and rent a storage area to store personal items you will be taking when you move out. Today’s buyers like bright open spaces when they come by to take a look before making a decision.
The easiest way to know your home is spotless and looking its best is to hire a professional cleaning company. They will make it spotless and can complete the work in less than a half day. Buyers will pay close attention to kitchen and baths so make sure these areas are spotless. In addition make sure your carpets are as clean as possible. If needed, consider having your carpets professionally cleaned. This is one of those things where spending a few hundred dollars can save you thousands by being sensitive to the buyer’s thinking of a need to replace the carpets immediately.
Smell is powerful, and can easily drive someone away from buying your home. However, you may not even realize the smells are there. Ask an outsider that you trust, like your Realtor, to let you know if there are any unpleasant odors – like pet or cooking odors – and address them before you show the home. Pet odors can block the sale of a home because some buyers fear they won’t be able to get rid of the odor once they purchase the house!
Many buyers are very focused on kitchens, which is why you want to make sure yours is reasonably appealing. You may want to install new appliance if the existing ones are in really bad shape. Most Real Estate Agents will tell you that the kitchen is the most important room in the home because this is where we spend most of our time.