A Seller’s Guide: 5 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

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April 8, 2016 at 1:35 pm  •  Posted in A Seller's Guide, Blueprint, Home Marketing, Selling a Home by  •  0 Comments

Selling your home can be stressful.  Whether you are relocating for your job, downsizing for your budget, or expanding for a growing family, you are ready to begin the next chapter in your life.  The only thing holding you back now is to get your current home sold.  Take the stress out of selling with these seller’s guide tips to attract buyers and get your house sold faster.

  1. Enhance Curb Appeal
    Don’t underestimate the value of curb appeal. Your home’s external appearance creates the first, and lasting first impression, with a potential buyer.  Try adding a fresh coat of paint, replacing the front door, and keeping your landscaping trim and neat to set your house apart from your neighbors.
  2. Small Upgrades
    Many buyers will be looking for a home that is move-in ready. While remodeling your kitchen will add value to your home, your return-on-investment most likely will not be 100%.  Therefore, small upgrades such as replacing an old water heater or a leaky kitchen faucet will help avoid red flags during home inspection, while also making your home more appealing to buyers.
  3. Staging Your Home
    The first steps to making your home show-ready are to declutter and depersonalize. Remove clutter such as extra furniture and overstuffed closets to make the rooms look spacious and clean.  Also, remove family photos and personal items to help potential buyers picture themselves living there. You may even want to consider hiring a home stager to maximize the full potential of the home.
  4. Professional Photography
    Now that your home is properly staged, you need great photos to showcase all the best features. Most home buyers start their search online, so you want your photos to entice them enough to come view the home in person.  Professional photographers will be able to use proper lighting and get all the right angles to enhance a room’s appearance.
  5. Realistic, Competitive Pricing
    One of the most important tips that will get your home sold quickly is choosing the right listing price.  A price too low will cause you to lose money, but a price too high may lead to fewer offers and cause your house to get stale on the market.  A real estate agent can help you determine a fair, yet competitive listing price.  They know the local market and can review comparable sales in your neighborhood.

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