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Tips on Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

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A few tips on Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

You may have heard that the market is hot right now – and it’s true! If you’re thinking of selling your house, now is definitely the time. With inventory down and demand up, your house will likely sell quickly and for a good price. But what should you do to make sure that it sells in this competitive market? Here are some tips to help you get your property ready to sell.

Market Research

It’s important to do your research before putting your home on the market. Learn about what other properties in your area are selling for and find out what buyers are looking for in a home. This information will help you price your home correctly, and make sure it’s appealing to potential buyers. By doing your homework, you’ll be able to sell your property quickly and for the best price possible.

Make Repairs

Make any necessary repairs before putting your house on the market. This will ensure that you get the best price for your home and that it sells quickly.

Declutter & Depersonalize

Declutter your house to make it look nicer and less cluttered. This will also help potential buyers visualize themselves living in the home. You can do this by getting rid of excess furniture, toys, and other belongings. Also, try to remove personal items such as family photos and mementos.

Deep Clean before listing 

While you’re preparing to show your house to potential buyers, don’t forget one important step: deep cleaning it. A clean and organized home makes a great first impression and can help speed up the sale process. A little elbow grease now could mean a quicker sale and more money in your pocket. So roll up your sleeves and let’s get to work!

Make a minor repairs

You can make your property more appealing to potential buyers by making some cost-effective updates. Things like a fresh coat of paint, new flooring, or updated fixtures can make a big difference without breaking the bank.

Repaint if needed

Think about it. You’ve seen those “before” and “after” pictures on TV of people who have lost weight. They always look so different before and after the transformation, don’t they? The same is true for your home. A little paint can go a long way in making your house feel new again.

Hiring a Real Estate Agent

Some folks seem to think that selling a house is as simple as putting up a “For Sale” sign and waiting for the offers to roll in. If only it were that easy! In reality, successfully selling your property requires a lot of preparation, organization, and – most importantly – good advice from a real estate agent. So if you’re thinking of putting your house on the market, be sure to hire an experienced professional who can help you get the best price possible.

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Staging your home

Staging your home for sale means decluttering, rearranging furniture, and adding or removing accessories. This will make your home more appealing to potential buyers and help it sell faster.

Valuables During Showings

When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s important to remember that during showings, buyers will be checking out every nook and cranny. That means you’ll need to stash away any valuables – including your jewelry, cash, and prescription drugs. Your agent will not be able to watch everything, so it is up to you to make sure that your most valuable items are not on display.

Schedule A Photoshoot

You have put a lot of work into making your house look good. You should have a photoshoot to show it off. This will help people see how nice your home is. The photoshoot should include exterior drone footage and professional photographs.

You’ve done the prep work, now it’s time to show your home off in its best light. With these tips, you can make sure that potential buyers fall in love with your house and are ready to put in an offer. If you need help navigating the real estate market or want more advice on how to stage your home for sale, contact a search7cities agent today. We’re here to help get your home sold quickly and for top dollar!

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