Here are some of the most helpful tips from us here at Lynch Brokerage Realty
Tip #1: Increase the Odds
The first thing you should do to improve your chances of selling your house fast is to “stage” your home. This is when you make your house look as attractive as possible to potential buyers.
Consider the “curb appeal” of your home by putting yourself in the shoes of your prospective buyers. What do they see when they pull up in front of your house? Consider what type of relatively inexpensive, fast improvements you can make – such as landscaping or neatening up your front lawn – that will make your house more desirable. Local landscapers such as LM Landscaping can help you make this a reality.
If you don’t have time to clean the inside of your home yourself, spend a few bucks and have a local cleaning service do it for you. Then, once it’s cleaned, keep as many areas as possible off limits so that it stays neat and tidy. You may want to eat out until your home is sold!
Tip #2: Upgrade
Obviously, if you are going to be moving out of your home you don’t want to invest a lot of money in major improvements, such as a kitchen or bathroom remodel. But there are some more affordable upgrades you can make that will increase the value of your home and make it more attractive to buyers.
For example, if you currently have old appliances, replacing these with brand-new appliances will only cost you a few hundred dollars but will substantially increase your home’s potential resale value. Companies such as Lynch Building Group can do more professional upgrades such as installing new countertops, changing out flooring, installing new light fixtures, or power washing and staining your deck. Plus, you can usually recover the cost of these types of upgrades – plus some – when you sell your home.
Tip #3: Don’t Distract
When potential buyers look at your home, they want to see it as their new place, not your existing one. Help build this illusion by removing everything that personalizes your home, such as family pictures, personalized art, and any type of clutter. The more open space you can create, the bigger your rooms will look.
It may be worthwhile to rent a storage unit for the time you are selling your home and move as much of your stuff as possible there to keep it out of the way. Lynch Storage has different size bays available at affordable prices to suit your needs. They also have U-Haul trucks and supplies available for when moving day arrives.
Tip #4: Hire a Professional
Hiring a professional that makes a living by being an expert at selling homes brings a lot of benefits. And believe me, your Realtor earns his/her paycheck; even if they get your home sold the first days on the market.
Real Estate companies spend a lot of time, energy, and resources (aka money) into building and creating systems, training, marketing, and advertising in order to get their client’s property sold. A Professional Real Estate Agent can help you:
Determine the market value of your home
Decide on the best pricing strategy for your situation
Navigate the negotiations process
Secure a qualified buyer
Manage the extensive paperwork and legal documents that are involved with the sale of a piece of real estate
Market and advertise your property (i.e. your house) on multiple platforms
Locate professionals needed to prepare the home to sell
Give advice and guidance throughout the selling process
Conduct market research and help with transitioning into your next home
And so much more.
Hiring a Professional Realtor to handle the selling process will save you a ton of headaches and will help ensure your home sells at top dollar and as quickly and smoothly as possible. Contact Lynch Brokerage Realty
to assist you in the sale of your home!