Your home - whether it is a townhouse, high rise condominium or large estate on a country property - typically ranks among the largest assets you own. When you are ready to sell, you want to insure that you maximize this important financial resource.
First and foremost, meet with your realtor! An experienced realtor knows what buyers are looking for and more importantly, how to present your property with the greatest market appeal.
As you prepare to sell your property, consider your home to be a product on a shelf sitting alongside other similarly priced homes. Buyers will examine and compare all the products in their price range. Those that are pretty and well-packaged will always be the first - and highest - to sell.
Once you list your home for sale, every price of your property should be as crisp and clean as possible, starting with the approach. Believe it or not, the showcase begins with your mailbox, and continues down your driveway, includes all your surrounding landscaping, your walkway and front door - all these areas should be clear of leaves, spider webs, toys, equipment and any debris. A high sale price starts with a buyer feeling comfortable with the condition of the property and this happens at the introduction. Sellers will benefit tremendously by creating a beautiful exterior entry. Your front door should be freshly painted and accented with sparkling hardware. While a realtor is releasing the key and unlocking the door, your prospective buyers are assessing these immediate surrounding. This flawless presentation should, as much as possible, continue throughout the home.
Sun-filled homes are extremely well-received by buyers and therefore contribute to higher sale prices- and the good news is that sunlight is absolutely free! Simply opening blinds and curtains to flood your rooms with natural light is an easy and very effective way to make a favorable impression in the marketplace. Your brightened space will appear larger and glow with warmth and cheer, characteristics that equate to great real estate returns! If you are challenged with rooms that have small windows, or lack abundant sunshine, lamp light can also create these positive effects.
Those simple, age-old tricks to create an inviting environment while showing your home are free, very effective and will showing your home and will definitely enhance your buyer's viewing experience. Playing music sets a pleasant mood upon entering a home. Baking makes a home smell just delicious and feel like home. Removing your clutter, memorabilia and family photos will clear distractions and create a scene for serious buyers to visualize themselves living in the home. An unencumbered space enhance a buyer's ability freely absorb and discuss the surrounding. We are naturally inclined to be polite, particularly in some one else's home, so buyers will typically engage in conversation with the seller to alleviate any discomfort which also dilutes their focus.
Sellers must do their best and be prepared to accommodate every showing request. Buyers are very busy and will therefore schedule home viewings together. This allows them to compare and contrast each property, and with these tips, your home is bound to be a top contender!
A well marketed and beautifully presented home will sell quickly, so the sacrifices and work involved in the perfect presentation of your property are guaranteed to be short lived. Properties with minimal market time sell higher than those that linger.
Your efforts will result in a cleaner, brighter property that will attract more buyers and certainly more return on this very important investment.