Selling real estate can be quite the tricky business. Especially if you do not have a lot of experience. This is why hiring a real estate agent to help you list your home for sale and handle the marketing of it for you is so crucial to your success. That is not to say, however, that there is nothing you can do to help the process along.
In fact there are several crucial steps that the homeowner should follow in order to maximize their chances of selling their house in the fastest time frame possible.
My first tip for selling your real estate as fast as possible is to declutter the house. Do this even if you are still living there. It is hard for many buyers to picture themselves in a space if all they see is another person's stuff all over the house. Personal photos, statues and decorations might have meaning to you, but they are incredible distracting to a prospective buyer.
The next thing that you want to do is make sure that the house is well lit. Lighting is crucial to setting the right mood for your home. When someone walks through the door you want them to feel like they are stepping into a very inviting space. To do this you need to make sure that all your lights are on and your curtains or blinds are open. If the lighting from your fixtures seems to intense go pick up a lower wattage bulb from the hardware store.
This next tip has to do with staging. Whenever possible you should stage furniture and a minimal amount of decorations (like mirrors) in the home to help define the various spaces. Buyers who have been looking at house after house can get really fatigued and have a hard time seeing how different spaces in a home could be used. Help them out by setting up furniture that will define these spaces. This is especially important in open concept homes where all of the spaces tend to flow together.
This final real estate selling tip is possibly the most important. It has to do with curb appeal. First impressions, as you may have heard, are everything and what your buyer sees when they pull up to your house will influence their mood going into it.
You want your prospects to see a well maintained and inviting yard. There shouldn't be any weeds, the lawn should be cut, any plants should be trimmed properly, and the house should look clean. If you have cracks in your driveway you need to fix them. Also take a moment to make sure that there is nothing growing out of your gutters and that your roof is devoid of any visible moss.
These are some incredibly simple tips that are easy and very cheap to implement, but they will not only help you sell your home faster than the competition, they will also help you sell your home for top dollar.
If you are a homeowner who wants to sell your home, you probably have a lot of questions. Some of the most common questions are based on how to make ones house sell for more. This article gives several tips on increasing the value of your home and helping it to sell faster.
It is important to pick the right realtor. Both the real estate agency and the realtor can make a big difference in how your house sells. You should pick an agency that is close to your property this enables them to show it more often. It is also important to find an agent who is enthusiastic and optimistic.
The realtor should take quality pictures that will be posted on the internet. Most people won’t even look at an announcement if it doesn’t have any pictures, and bad pictures can turn prospective buyers off from the beginning.
When preparing your house for sale, start on the visible items first. The very first impression that the potential buyer will get is when they pull up to the house. When you pull up to the house try to see it through the eyes of a potential buyer. Ask yourself the following questions:
What do you notice? Is the siding neat and in order? Is there mold on the exterior walls or on the gutters and downspouts? Is the roof in need of repair? Does the yard need a lot of work? The answers to these questions can help you understand where to start.
Try the same thing as you enter the house and go through it. The kitchen and bathrooms are very important. If the kitchen cabinets or appliances are old this can very easily turn off a buyer. The same goes for the bathrooms.
Interior paint is one of the best ways to change the appearance of the inside of your house. We say it is one of the best ways because it is easy, cheap, and quick. Even though it is easy, cheap, and quick it can completely change the impression that one has when looking at the house. When picking out colors remember that it helps to pick neutral colors that brighten up the interior of the house.
It is best not to live in the house while you are trying to sell it, however, if you don’t have a choice remember to keep the house as simple as possible.
Try to remove personal items like photographs. This includes furniture also, try to keep it at a bare minimum. The easier it is for the prospective buyer to imagine the house as being their the easier it will be to convince them to buy it. It is very important that you keep your closets and cabinets uncluttered, neat and as empty as possible.
Following theses simple tips can help increase the value of your house and the speed in which it sells. We hope you can follow our advice and have a good selling experience!