Selling your home can be intimidating. There are many ways to prepare the listing. Here are some ideas that should help you on your way.
Paint the Walls
Give the house a fresh look. A new coat of paint in a neutral color is suggested. Wild colors and crazy patterns are usually a deterrent for potential buyers. Although a neutral color is appealing, darker paint colors can be dynamic when tastefully done. 3rd Gen Painting emphasizes that going with a lighter neutral color can really brighten up dark rooms, and will leave an overall positive feeling for potential buyers.
One of the most overlooked preparations for selling a home is staging. Staging is the finishing touch on any home remodel. Rules of Renovation talks about how empty rooms can seem cavernous and sad and won’t help potential buyers get a proper gauge for the size of them. It is best to hire a professional stager to handle this job. They will make good furniture choices along with room enhancing accessories. The extra money you spend on the professional will be worth it in the long run.
Price the Property Competitively
People tend to think their home is worth more than it really is. Doing your homework and running comparisons against other properties in your area is a good gauge for coming up with an accurate listing price. A house priced too high may sit on the market for too long, have a smaller buyer pool, and become stale. Really Moving recommends getting a valuation from three sources and then finding a nice middle ground within that range. Lowering the price helps in some cases, but by starting with a higher price, valuable time has been lost.
Hire a Professional
Selling your home is a daunting task if you are trying to do it alone. A good realtor can make the job a breeze and get it done quickly. They can price the property correctly, advertise, hold open houses, and represent you when offers come in. They will negotiate a fair price and stick with you all the way to closing. They spend an enormous amount of time selling your listing. An open house is usually three hours long. They must be available all hours of the day. A real estate agent has several expenses that come out of pocket. Advertising, fees, signs, business cards, and gas. Sure, the commission is generally 6%, but they don’t get the whole thing unless they sell the property themselves. In any case, you are not wasting your money by hiring a professional real estate agent.
Selling a home is not for the faint of heart. By following these tips, you have a better chance of getting top dollar for your home and having it sell quickly.