Ready to put your home on the market? If so, then you may be wondering how you can sell your home quickly and for the most money. While there are many ways to help your home fly off the market faster, some tend to be more effective than others.
Make Sure It's Reasonably Priced
One of the best ways to ensure that your home doesn't sit on the market for long is to price it competitively. A home that is priced too high will immediately lose interest from prospective buyers. An underpriced home will likely have no trouble selling, but of course, you'll be potentially leaving thousands of dollars on the table!
How can you price your home competitively? The best method is to consult with an experienced real estate agent who will be able to look at local comps and use his or her industry knowledge to determine a fair asking price.
Take Care of Easy Repairs
You don't have to spend a lot of money on major renovations to sell your home quickly. However, putting a little bit of money into some necessary repairs can make all the difference. Some examples of minor repairs that you won't want to overlook include:
- patching up holes or damage to drywall (and repainting)
- fixing leaky faucets
- repairing minor damage to wooden floors
When prospective buyers tour your home, they want to see that it has been well maintained. Ignoring small problems may tell buyers that you haven't cared for your property.
Focus on Curb Appeal
Your home's first impression on potential buyers is important. Even if your home is lovely on the inside, it will be difficult to get buyers to schedule a tour if your home isn't appealing on the outside. The good news is that there are plenty of small and inexpensive steps you can take to boost curb appeal, such as:
- painting your front door
- adding potted plants or flowers to your landscape
- setting up inviting chairs on your porch
- sweeping debris off your porch and walkways
Take Time to Declutter
A cluttered home can make it difficult for potential buyers to envision themselves living in your space. By taking the time to declutter and organize, you can make your home appear larger and more inviting. Some sellers will even rent out a temporary storage unit in which to store extra furniture and other "junk" while they're in the process of selling.
A little effort goes a long way in helping your house fly off the market! Be sure to keep these tips in mind and consult with your real estate agent for more advice or to start to sell your home.