No matter what market you’re trying to sell in, selling your home is always a stressful situation. Depending on how long it takes to sell your home, you could go weeks with having to host people coming to view your house. This process can quickly become tedious, especially, when none of the buyers have followed through in the actual process of buying your home. Not to mention, you have to continually leave your home at a moment’s notice and have it presentable at all times. This can take away from the homey experience that you have spent so much time and money on to create. Therefore, when you’re finally ready to sell your house, it’s important to hit the ground running with these methods to help you quickly get offers close or even higher than your asking price.
Sell at the right time
When it comes to the ideal time to sell your home, the spring and summer months is typically the best period for you to sell. On the contrary, other people who are selling their homes most likely know this as well, so be prepared for more competition. Also, an increased inventory means people who are buying and selling homes in the summer have the luxury of being pickier. So, if you decide to sell your home during this period, be sure your house is in excellent condition.
Have an enticing listing description
As you’re trying to market your house to future buyers, it’s essential you choose the right words to show potential buyers what you want them to know about your house. When you’re telling people how amazing your home is you should include, how good the area is that you live in, facts about nearby schools, shopping or even events that happen near you. People already know a lot about bedrooms and bathrooms because that is what they are accustomed to with the majority of listings. What buyers want to know is what makes your house unique beyond the necessary information that is already provided. You should make your home seem like a special piece of property that is ready to be acquired, not another house on the next page of a magazine or online.
Focus on the curb appeal
Curb appeal is one of the aspects of the home selling process that a lot of people tend to disregard. The outside of your home is the first thing a homebuyer sees. So, imagine if they were to walk up to your home and see a chipped paint door, dying brushes, or clutter lying around the pathway. That picture won’t look good and will quickly discourage the buyer before they even make it through the front door. Before you put your house on the market, consider pressure washing your walkway, clean up all the debris in the yard, and maybe even plant some potted plants to make the exterior look more appealing and welcoming. When selling your house every little detail matters and will be appreciated in the eyes of the buyer.
Stage your home
When you’re selling your home, keep in mind that it’s not “your” home you’re selling anymore. It’s now a potential buyer. Therefore, it’s imperative that you take out as many personal items as possible and stage your home in a way that appeals to your housing market. Use your house as a canvas for buyers to be able to think of creating a life for themselves in your home. Furthermore, if you stage your home, you will be able to highlight your houses strengths and leave a great first impression on people as they tour your house.