Everyone wants in on secrets, especially if they’re juicy gossip secrets. Okay, maybe not everyone, and maybe not gossip, but most people want to know how someone made themselves successful, or ran 100 miles or even, how their neighbor sold their house in a week. (I’d like to know that). The secret is, it’s not such a secret. You have to be strategic in how you place things and how you do things. We’ve compiled a list of the 7 best kept secrets in selling your home. Here they are… but don’t tell!
- Price it right. You would think that this is a no-brainer, however, a lot of people just go with what someone says without evidence backing it. Your real estate agent should be able to do an industry analysis to see where your house sits as far as location, popularity and multiple other factors. This will help determine an accurate price for your home.
- Use correct lighting. Make sure the lighting in your house is used to its fullest potential. People love to see a home that is bright and cheery. Don’t forget to clean the fans, windows, blinds and shudders to make it look more inviting.
- Use an informed real estate agent. Using the right agent is key to selling your home. Make sure they have experience in what you’re selling and that they are up-to-date with all of the laws and paperwork. Asking questions before you agree to hire a broker is key in making sure the relationship is a great fit.
- Keep the upgrades to a minimum. Everyone likes seeing things upgraded and current. However, make sure you don’t over upgrade. Instead of doing huge updates, do little things like a fresh coat of paint and possibly redo the grout in your tile.
- De-Personalize your home. Take all of your personal photos out and any family memorabilia. When your house is personalized, it’s hard for potential buyers to imagine themselves in it.
These are just a couple things you can do to help your house sell better. There are many other options, and of course each house is a different story. For more information on this article, see it here. Also, contact us with any information about buying or selling your home.