6 Tips To Sell Your Home Quickly
If you’re new to the home-selling process, you’ll be surprised just how difficult it might be to sell a home. However, there are a couple of tips you could use to help your home faster.
Photos are Key
If you’re trying to get more buyer interest, have professional photos taken of your home. Since most buyers now first look online for real estate. The first thing they will do is go through pictures of your property. You’ll also get an idea of how your listing will stack up to other homes on the market simply by views, shares, and saves.
Tip: Work with your real estate agent to help you take the best photos of your home.
Fix Major Issues
That’s right. If you have room in your budget, you should fix any glaring issues that might be wrong with your home. Typically, your Realtor® will advise you best.
Now you don’t have to fix everything on your agent’s list. But you want to improve the potentially harmful or inconvenient issues for your buyers.
Tip: Do not upgrade parts of your home to sell it better! It might cost you money! Only repair what is essential for livability.
Do Not Hide Major Issues
If you choose not to fix those significant issues, it’s best not to hide them from your agent or the buyers. Not telling your listing agent about any underlining problems your home might have may damage your chances of selling it. It’s also against legal requirements for seller’s disclosure.
Put yourself in the buyer’s shoes. You tour a home with seemingly no issues and at a great price. You go to negotiations, and the home inspector finds various issues. A home inspection and disclosure is the best way to ensure and improve buyer confidence.
You want your buyer to be comfortable with the purchase they’re about to make. So be sure to tell your agent about any issues your home might have.
Lighting is Inviting
You want to create a welcoming atmosphere in your home as people tour it. As such, you want to bring the sun as much as possible. Also, go out of your way to light the darker parts of your home. Your home is going to look a lot more appealing and inviting!
Kitchen: Your Savior or Your Worst Enemy
The kitchen is the aspect of your home that buyers focus on the most. As such, you want to ensure your kitchen is in its best shape whenever buyers come over. Fix anything (big or small) that might be wrong in your kitchen. It’s the one part of the home that can’t have an issue.
Pets are Sadly Not Invited
Your dog might be the friendliest in the world, and your cat might be the biggest people-lover. But a lot of people are just not a fan of pets. For home viewings and open houses, it’s best to take pets to a trusted friend’s place or a pet hotel.
Have a Good Agent By Your Side
That’s right. You want a good listing agent who is an effective communicator and a great asset to your team. You might consider it “For Sale By Owner.” But unless you have sold a home before, it’s wise to avoid this move due to the complexity, time, and effort.
Selling a home involves much more than just putting a sign out on the front lawn. There’s a lot of paperwork, negotiation, planning, showings, and roadblocks in the home-selling process.
Let someone with more experience handle the home-selling process. Choose a Realtor® licensed in your state with your best interest in mind.