SELL YOUR HOUSE QUICKLY FOR THE HIGHEST DOLLAR!
Selling your home is a big step and requires making some big decisions. Your home represents a significant investment, and every homeowner wants to get top dollar for their property.
However, between the delayed contracts, unexpected costs, buyers backing out, sale taking too long, and other issues, the process of selling your home can quickly turn into a nightmare if you don’t take proper steps.
As a Broker of Fathom Realty, Phillip Fehler can assist you by helping you take the right steps to turn the experience of selling your home into a profitable and positive one. His years of experience dealing in real estate has made him an expert in the field.
Get in touch with him today to sell your home in the shortest amount of time for the most money!
10 Tips for getting your house ready for sale
SELLING SECRET #1:
First Impressions Are Everything
The first impression a buyer gets from your home is by its curb appeal. So, no matter how clean and stylish the interior is, the buyers have already formed an opinion about your home based on what it looks like from the outside. Make sure you make the best first impression by enhancing the curb appeal of your home.
Spruce it up by adding some brightly colored flowers and inexpensive shrubs. Make sure the porch looks clean, and the structure looks well maintained with no cracks or peeling paint. Add a personal touch by putting a small welcome bench in the entryway with some nibbles and freshly cut flowers.
SELLING SECRET #2:
Always Be Ready to Show
Once you have put your home up for sale, it must be “show-ready” all the time. You never know when a potential buyer decides to show up and have a look at the place. You don’t want to put them off with a house that is not in shape. Keep the mess to a minimum, make sure there are no dirty dishes left in the sink, the bathrooms are sparkling, and there are no dust bunnies anywhere in the house!
SELLING SECRET #3:
The Kitchen Is the Top Priority
The kitchen is the most important part of the house and is the deciding factor for most buyers. Use some expert tips and tricks to update your kitchen and make it look like the best part of the house. Most of the time, homeowners can get 85% of the money spent on kitchen remodels back in the sale.
The most inexpensive and less time-consuming upgrades include fresh paint, new cabinets, and replacing the countertops. You can also add in one fancy stainless steel appliance to make the buyers think the rest of the appliances are also fancy!
SELLING SECRET #4:
Take the Home Out of Your House
When a buyer is looking at your home, they are trying to envision how they would live there. To make it easy for them, you must get rid of all personal items such as personal keepsakes, memorabilia collection, as well as family photos and put them in the storage. You should even consider hiring a home stager to maximize the use of space and best showcase the floor plan to make your home more appealing to the buyers.
SELLING SECRET #5:
Don’t Over-upgrade The House
Attempting mammoth makeovers just before selling the house is a big mistake that can end up costing you a lot while not increasing the value of your home as much as you’d like. Instead, you should choose small upgrades that will pay off by getting you top dollar for your home.
Things like a fresh coat of paint, replacing old curtains with inexpensive new ones, changing door handles, and cleaning the grout all enhance the appeal of your home and help in increasing its sale value.
SELLING SECRET #6:
Conceal the Critters
You might think your pet is the cutest thing in the world, and having a cuddly dog running around might warm the hearts of potential buyers. However, not every person is a pet-lover, and many people are allergic to dogs and cats.
Plus, having pet hair stuck on the sofa and a smelly littler tray in the bathroom might put off many buyers. Consider sending your critter to a pet boarding facility or sending them to a friend’s house before your open day and make sure you remove any signs of your pet!
SELLING SECRET #7:
Find the Right Agent
The worst thing a homeowner can do is to hire the wrong broker. Nothing sours a deal faster than an agent that doesn’t know what he is doing. Make sure you hire an experienced agent who is well informed about the local real estate. Your realtor would also be tech-savvy and should be able to use various tools to make sure you get the best value for your home and sell it as quickly as possible
SELLING SECRET #8:
Light It Up
A well-lit house gives an impression of a bigger space and seems more welcoming to anyone who enters the place. Good lighting is one of the most common requirements of most buyers when looking for a good place to live.
Maximize the lighting in your home by taking down the drapes, changing lampshades, increasing the wattage of the light bulbs, and cleaning all the windows before the open day. You should also trim away ay shrubbery outside the house that is blocking natural light to let in more sunshine and make your home brighter, cheerier, and more sellable!
SELLING SECRET #9:
Storage space is something you can never have too much of, and most buyers are looking for bigger storage spaces. A good trick to make your closets look bigger and maximize their space is to take half the stuff out. Rearrange the other half to make sure it is neatly organized and nothing falls on the potential buyer when they are snooping around.
SELLING SECRET #10:
Pricing the house right!
Pricing your home is one of the key elements when it comes to selling your home. You want to attract as many buyers as possible, but you also want to get maximum value for your home.
A bold strategy is to find out the value of your home and then reduce it by 10 to 15 percent when listing it. This will attract multiple buyers and ensure the final bid is a lot more than the actual worth of your home.
It’s a risky move, but in today’s market, it is the single best strategy recommended by most expert real estate brokers.
LET A PROFESSIONAL REALTOR® PERFORM THE EVALUATION
A home evaluation is a perfect way to find out the right price point according to the condition, features, location, neighborhood, and structural issues of the house.
Letting a professional REALTOR® like Phillip Fehler do the evolution for your home is the best way to get the true value of your property and identify any issues that need to be dealt with. He has years of experience in conducting real estate research, comparing homes, and deciding the true value of your investment in the property.
List your house with Phillip Fehler Broker of Fathom Realty to ensure you have the best experience when selling you home!