When selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale:
1. Make Buyers Feel at Home
Declutter your home! Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. Make buyers feel like they belong in the house. According to the 2019 Profile of Home Staging by the National Association of Realtors, “83% of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.”
Not only will your house spend less time on the market, but the same report mentioned that, “One-quarter of buyers’ agents said that staging a home increased the dollar value offered between 1 – 5%, compared to other similar homes on the market that were not staged.”
If you don’t have time, or the budget to stage the entire house, the four rooms that you should focus on are the Living Room, Kitchen, Master Bedroom, and the Dining Room. For example, for the dining room, make sure the dining table is the right size and the paint is light and bright. For the master bedroom, make sure all of the clothing is hung properly and have unnecessary furniture removed. The kitchen should appear decluttered and functional and the living room should have the accessories kept to a minimum.
2. Keep It Organized
Since you took the time to declutter, keep it organized. Before buyers arrive, pick up toys, make the bed, clear off the fridge, toss the newspapers, and put away clean dishes. As mentioned above, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms to stage in order to attract more buyers. Put out a scented candle or some cookies fresh from the oven. Buyers will remember the smell of your home.
3. Price It Right
More inventory coming into the market guarantees there will be some competition. You want to make sure your home is noticed. A key to selling your house is ensuring it is ‘Priced to Sell Immediately’ (PTSI). This means you’ll be driving more traffic to your property, and ultimately creating more interest in your home.
To help give you an idea of the value of your home, we have on our website a calculator to see what homes have been selling for in your neighborhood. Click here to see the current list of homes that have sold near you, then give me a call and we can discuss the price of your home.
4. Give Buyers Full Access
I know that we all have busy lives, but one of the top four elements when selling your home is access. If your home is available anytime, that opens up more opportunity to find a buyer right away. Some buyers, especially those relocating, don’t have much time available. If they cannot get into the house, they will move on to the next one. Let’s chat about how we can make your home accessible.
If you want to sell your home, in the least amount of time, at the best price, and with as little hassle as possible, you need to enlist the help of a seasoned real estate professional. Let’s connect today to determine what you need to do to sell your home as quickly as possible: 928.830.6976!