When you’re ready to put your house on the market, your real estate agent is the best resource to help your specific selling situation. In the meantime, these tips will get you started.
- Amp up the appeal. Make your home look as appealing as possible to potential buyers. Ask your agent to walk through it and give you honest feedback. He or she can suggest quick, high-impact improvements to make, such as minor cosmetic repairs, repainting bold rooms in neutral colors, decluttering and putting away personal items.
- Make your property available for showings. The easier it is to view your house, the more buyers who will see it. And the more buyers who see it, the more likely you are to get an offer. Have your agent install a lockbox on your door, and keep the house clean so it’s ready to show with minimal notice.
- Price appropriately. One of the most important things you can do is to price your home appropriately. Pricing it above market value will greatly reduce the number of potential buyers who see your home, while making competing properties seem more attractive. The right price will garner the most attention and interest in your house.
- Keep your emotions out of it. While you may feel an attachment to your home and the memories you’ve made there, it’s best to approach the sale of it with a clear head. Don’t allow a great offer to slip away because of your personal feelings.
An independent sales associate at Coldwell Banker Burnet can guide you through the home-sale process to make it as smooth as possible. Visit one of their 18 conveniently located offices or ColdwellBankerHomes.com to learn more.