As we’ve been saying for the past few weeks, it is selling season in Nevada County. For sale signs are popping up and having pending stickers slapped on almost as quickly as they are put up. However, a home isn’t going to sell at any old price that the buyer wants it to sell for. Pricing, negotiation, remodeling, staging and technology play roles in selling your home faster. Try some of these tips to stand out from the competition.
Give Your Home a Face Lift
A variety of small home remodels and upgrades can do wonders for attracting home buyers. Some key projects you can do to make your house for sale more appealing include caulking small cracks and holes in walls, trimming bushes and trees, adding a coat of paint to your home’s exterior or interior, and pressure washing the driveway. You can also contact your real estate agent to see what they suggest to help your home sell for top dollar.
Be Prepared to Give In a Little
While you shouldn’t give in to every request a home buyer makes, it’s important you are willing to negotiate various terms to move the sale along. This could include offering help with closing costs and adding in appliances that are already in the home as part of the sale. Just know that you, as the seller, still hold some power over what can stay with the house and what you want to take with you. Just be sure that everything is stipulated in the contracts.
Price Your Home Realistically
List your home at a competitive and realistic price early on in the process. Don’t be greedy! Just because a home similar to yours sold for a lot of money doesn’t mean that yours will to. There are all sorts of factors that go into home pricing. Location, size, maintenance, appearance, and many more factors determine how you should price your home. Make sure that your agent shows you homes that similar to yours. Also, studies show Internet real estate listings get the bulk of their views in their first two weeks online, making it even more important that you set your property at an attractive price.
The smart home trend is rapidly increasing and offering homeowners new ways to improve their own standard of living while raising the value of their homes. A small investment in smart home technology can enhance the appeal of their property for buyers. Talk with your agent and consider investing in a smart home staging kit. Also, make sure that your agent is spending the time marketing your property online as well as offline.
Clean Up and Put Away
Finally, keep your home clean and attractive. You want potential buyers to imagine themselves in your home. Staging your home before a sale may greatly increase chances that it will sell faster. You should also be sure to depersonalize your property by putting away any family photos and other belongings.
Now that you’ve completed these tasks, it’s time for you to sell your home! But first, get yourself a great real estate agent who can help make the transaction a smooth transition.