If you’re planning to put your home on the market, you likely want it to sell quickly and easily. Here are a few helpful tips on how to sell your house.
Hire a Real Estate Agent
When buying or selling a home, a real estate professional will be your best resource during the process. Your agent understands the local market and will help you price the property along with handling negotiations and contracts for you. Selling a home becomes much easier when you have an experienced professional working with you.
Improve Curb Appeal to Sell Your House
Curb appeal refers to the appearance of your home from the road. It’s the first thing a potential buyer will notice and it may affect whether or not they decide to take a tour of your home. To improve curb appeal, keep the lawn neatly mowed, add flowers in the landscaping, pressure wash the siding, and wash the windows.
Order a Pre-Listing Inspection
Before listing the home for sale, order an inspection to learn about the condition of the property. Because you’ve lived in the home for so long, some problems might not be apparent to you. However, these issues will be discovered during the buyer’s home inspection and you’ll want to be prepared. The information provided in a pre-listing home inspection report will detail what types of repairs need to be completed to get your house in great shape.
Declutter to Sell Your House
Before pictures are taken, declutter the entire house. A cluttered home is unattractive and it will look like it hasn’t been well-cared for. Get rid of belongings that you don’t want or need and put things you intend to keep in storage. Decluttering is helpful before staging the home. Less clutter makes the rooms look bigger and the home feel tidier.
Stage the Home
Prepare your home for the real estate market by having it staged by a professional. Potential buyers will be more interested in the property if they can visualize themselves using the living spaces.
Staging is usually done by minimizing furniture and adding attractive décor to make the space feel comfortable and welcoming. After the home is staged, hire a professional photographer to take photos of the home. Choose only the best ones to include in your listing. Your real estate agent may be able to suggest a company to do the staging and will likely have a photographer to recommend for images.