Looking for the inside scoop on how to get the most for your home?
Here’s our advice on how to do just that.
Use the best team
Who you chose will make all the difference in the world. You need an agent you can trust to provide you sound advice along with way.
- Upgrades and or repairs that maximize value.
- Should you have your home professionally staged?
- Make certain to get professional photography and video, a must!
- Be price conscious - don’t get greedy. It will cost you. Trust your agent’s direction.
- Advertise, Advertise, Advertise! Remember, marketing is about skill and money!
These are pieces that you can control
- Always keep the house clean and free of extra “stuff”.
- Keep your yard and landscaping looking fresh weekly.
- Be animal conscious. You're living in your home and buyers know that but put pet items away during showings.
- Always turn on room lights and keep blinds and drapes open for all showings.
- Soft music playing adds to ambience.
- Correct any smells that may be evident upon entering the home. This is an immediate turn off to buyers.
- Pretend this isn't your home - seriously, you need to stage it like a model home, that is, if you're trying to get the most for it. It can be difficult, but make sure the home shows like a model home, keep the home tidy. It can be the difference in your first offer.
- Don’t smoke in your home….ever!
- Be careful of your social media posts. Buyers may research you before they make an offer. Don’t post that you dislike your home and can't wait to move. Don’t talk about how you hate your neighbor! And when you're under contract, don’t post that the couple that bought your home just paid too much!
- Be as flexible as possible with buyers and showing times
It begins and ends with your agent. Your agent that you choose matters. Almost more than any other criteria in the home selling process. How long they’ve been in business? Do they offer a marketing plan? How do they incorporate the internet? 90% of all buyers found the home they purchased through the internet. Do they have a business degree? Are they tech savvy? I guarantee your buyer is so your agent needs to be as well.
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