Putting one’s home on the market is often thought of as a stressful situation, but it doesn’t have to be. With a little knowledge and preparation, you’ll find yourself in the homeowner’s seat, ready to receive offers.
The following are five tips to make the home selling process go smoothly and quickly:
Everybody loves their special possessions. However, most real estate agents will emphasize the need to de-personalize your house.
Since you’re probably living in your home while you’re selling it, it’s a good idea to keep clutter under control. Cut down on clutter and pack up your least-used items, such as blenders and other kitchen tools, out-of-season clothes, toys, and exercise equipment. If you don’t have time to go through the clutter and strategically sort it, consider renting a self-storage unit to hold excess belongings in the meantime.
Before a realtor drops by to appraise your home, make sure you clean your home. Getting your home market-ready isn’t a garden variety touch-up cleaning. Give the house a deep clean by dusting baseboards, wiping away cobwebs, and cleaning ceiling fans. It’s also a good idea to professionally clean carpets and windows.
Get it Staged
The home staging business has established itself as an effective tool for selling a house quickly and at a maximum price,
Professional staging can make a room look large, refine decor, and place furniture in proportion to the room’s size. A stager will bring their decors and furniture, arranging it in a way that makes your home appear welcoming while accenting its best features. To accelerate the process, consider placing all your belongings in storage.
Hire a Realtor
Hire an experienced realtor, one that has a good reputation and has sold several homes in the past. Ask family and friends for recommendations. Ask neighbors who have recently sold their homes.
In addition to assessing your home’s interior, realtors will examine the outside of your home and recommend changes. Make any necessary repairs, painting, and exterior clean-up. If the outside of your house appears neglected, a buyer may submit an offer that is on par with the property’s appearance. Buyers, in general, are discerning by nature, even more so when they are buying a whole house.
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