With interest rates at an all-time low and home prices on the rise, now is a great time to sell your home! Marketing your home starts with getting it in tip-top shape. You want a potential buyer to see your home’s assets, not the tedious repairs that need to be made or the clutter you may have grown accustom to. Make any obvious repairs that buyers will see as they tour your home and clear out the clutter and oversized furniture if possible. Curb appeal is equally important. Make sure your lawn and gardens are maintained if you have them. A good first impression is crucial!
Your next step is to find a Realtor that specializes in selling homes in your area. He/she will have the most knowledge of sales trends in your neighborhood and be best suited to help you price your home to sell in a timely manner. Over pricing your home will deter buyers and prolong the sale of your home. Help your realtor help you by listening to their advice, after all, they are the professionals.
Once you have your home listed, you want to make sure to keep the home tidy and looking it’s best. You never know when a potential buyer may want to tour your home. Making them wait while you get it ready may result in them finding another home in the mean time. Always be prepared.
It’s always a good idea not to be present when buyers are touring your home. They may feel rushed or uncomfortable, you want them to feel at home and spend some time in your home. If you have pets, you may need to make arrangements for them on days you have showings. Not only can it make buyers anxious to have strange pets jumping on them, it can also be stressful for your pet to have strangers walking through their home. If it’s not possible to remove the pets, make sure to keep them in a safe place so they and the buyers feel comfortable during this time.
Following this advice can help you sell your home in no time. Here at Walter Realty, we strive to make the process of home selling/buying as easy as possible for you!