Putting your home on the market can be a stressful and uncertain time. Your home should always look like a model home for open house showings and you have to be ready to move out in a flash. According to Trulia, there are nine tricks to make your home go off the market as fast as it was put on.
Find the right Real Estate Agent
Find an agent that has a great record of selling homes fast. He or she should know your neighborhood inside and out. Does your agent have an online or social media presence? That is key to selling your home faster.
Staging and Photography
Staging can sometimes be pricey if you hire a professional, but there are simple tricks you can do for free. De-cluttering is especially important before your open house. Photography and lighting is crucial for online listings. The more photos you have of your home, the higher chance your home will be viewed.
Get a Storage Unit
While your home is on the market, rent a storage unit to put all of your unnecessary belongings. Don’t shove everything in a closet – they are key selling points.
Promote the Home Yourself
Take to your social media accounts and help spread the word about your home being on the market! Don’t make your agent do all of the work. Post a different picture daily on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account. Use appropriate hashtags to catch the eyes of homebuyers. Don’t forget to share your real estate agent’s phone number or a listing URL on your posts so homebuyers know where to go if they are interested.
Take down all of your personal photos in your home. The home needs to be decorated but in the simplest way so that visitors can vision themselves in your home.
Small Upgrades = Big Impact
Make small improvements in the kitchen and bathroom area. Give your shower a new curtain, put modern hardware on your kitchen cabinets or put fresh designed hand towels in the bathroom. Small changes make a big impact on the homebuyers.
Light it up!
When it is time to leave your home for showings, turn on all of the lights and open the curtains and blinds. A dark room seems depressing, so make sure you light it up!
Amp up the Curb Appeal
Your homes exterior is the first thing homebuyers see when they pull up. Tidy up your yard and driveway. Adding some fresh paint color or flowers near the entry way won’t hurt either.
Look at the facts
Do some research on the listing prices around the area when trying to come up with a listing price. If you are looking for an ideal time to sell your home, spring and summer would be the time to do it.
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