You never get a second chance to make a first impression. This is especially true when it comes to selling a home. First impressions at house showings are everything; regardless of the inventory on the real estate market, you need to make your home the one buyers just have to have – you must be the standout. Here are some ways you can do that.
Give your Realtor talking points – say what’s good about your home. Maybe it’s in a prime location with access to great schools and amenities, has a bustling nightlife, or enjoys a private, quiet setting – whatever you think is great about your home.
Show you care about your home – make it loved, and make it show. Make sure that your house is sparkling clean for every showing and impeccably maintained.
Get rid of any trash and clutter – open up your home to make it feel more spacious and sell yourselves as conscientious homeowners passing down a family treasure.
Consider staging your home. Everything else being equal, properties that are staged will normally sell quicker and for a higher price. The end results far outweigh the initial cost of the staging.
Don’t let anything in or outside of your home be in disrepair – because you’ll give the impression that this is a home not worth caring about.
As maintenance goes, painting is your number one best property maintenance investment – it’s relatively cheap, covers neglected surfaces, and gives everything a fresh, clean topcoat. There is just no better bang for your home improvement buck.
Cleaning your home for every showing is absolutely critical to selling it at a favorable price. In many cases, sellers only have one chance to make a lasting impression.
Get the necessary inspections that can make your home more sellable. Being able to supply buyers with termite, roof, heat and air, plus a whole house inspection puts your home on a different playing field than the competition. The peace of mind and the cost savings for the buyer is money well spent for the seller.
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