Below are four tips to help you sell your home more quickly and for the best value.
1. Make buyers feel at home
Declutter your home. Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. Make them feel like they belong in the home. According to the 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.”
According to the same report, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms to stage in order to attract more buyers. So, buying some crisp dish towels, cookbooks, and decorative items can make a big difference in first impressions.
2. Keep it organized
Since you took the time to declutter, work hard to keep it organized and clutter free. Before you leave for the day, pick up toys, make the bed, and put away clean dishes. I know it can be tough to do this when living in your home especially with kids. I have a number of strategies and tips that have helped my sellers stay organized and stress free, which I’ll share in future posts. If you can’t wait, email me and I’ll share them with you.
Buyers remember the smell of your home, so buy a few mildly scented candles that remind the buyer of home, like fresh baked cookies or pies. Warm apple pie from Bath & Body Works is my personal favorite.
3. Give buyers full access
One of the top four elements when selling your home is access. Of course if you’ve already purchased and moved into a new home, this is easy. However, if you’re still living in the home, this can be more difficult. I have a few ways I help my clients in this scenario. Shoot me an email and I’d be happy to share my secrets.
4. Price it right
As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, more inventory coming into the market guarantees there will be some competition. You want to make sure your home is noticed among the pack. The key to selling your house in 2019 is ensuring it is Priced to Sell Immediately (PTSI). That way, your home will be seen by the greatest amount of buyers and will sell at a great price before more competition comes to market.
I can help you sell your house in the least amount of time at the best price with as little hassle as possible. Check out my stats below and contact me to devise a strategy to sell your home quickly.
- Kaylynn Kelley List Price/Sold Price Ratio: 115%
- Market Average List Price/Sold Price Ratio: 97%
If you've been thinking about buying your next home and aren't sure where to start when it comes to buying & selling at the same time, this step-by-step guide is for you!