No matter what anyone tells you, buyers will choose a move-in ready home over others.
If you have any stock in the decision to sell, you’ll want to look at your home with a careful, critical eye to get the best price possible.
While the seller’s market we’re in may nearly guarantee you’ll sell your home, a few simple tweaks will bring in a higher price. (And who doesn’t like more money?)
An experienced real estate firm will help you know what your home needs to push it over the edge from good to great. To get started on making your home absolutely irresistible, follow these savvy tips below.
Make That First Connection Count
We’ve all heard first impressions matter, and they certainly do when it comes to real estate.
But have you thought of the connection a potential buyer will make with your home? Choosing a home isn’t an exact science by any means; emotions always come into play.
Buyers will imagine themselves living in your home. Anything that spells work or extra maintenance is likely to affect their offers.
To get the best price possible, you’ll want to make sure buyers connect to your home positively from the get-go.
- Replace outdated, worn flooring.
- Add a new coat of paint wherever needed.
- Have a deep-cleaning done. (The cleaner your home is, the more move-in ready it will appear.)
- Make sure the paint looks as new as possible.
- Straighten up any outdoor arrangements (or better yet, remove them altogether) and keep the front porch pristine.
- Add new, fresh landscaping and include eye-catching flowers.*
It might seem like a lot of extra work just to sell your home. While it will require a little more investment, it’s worth it. You’re effectively transferring your home from the “good deal” to “move-in” ready category.
*We can’t stress enough how much landscaping matters. Not only does it make your home’s exterior more appealing, it says to the buyer that your home has been well-maintained.
Keep Your Emotions in Check
While you want buyers to instantly connect to your home in a positive way, you’ll have to distance yourself a little from your property. We all grow attached to our homes, and it’s easy to completely miss flaws or drawbacks.
Sure, it might sting a little to hear your home isn’t quite in move-in ready condition. However, you’ll want to take heed of your agent’s advice to ensure that your home gives you the maximum return on investment.
Be Careful with Pricing
As we mentioned before, an experienced real estate agency will help you select a competitive price point. There are a few things to keep in mind when talking price:
First, location reigns supreme. Take a look at the median price for properties that have sold in your neighborhood as well as any high and low figures.
Second, you have to look beyond current listings. Some of these homes currently on the market may not sell, & many will sell for less than they’re listed for. Save yourself time (and heartache) by focusing on what’s sold already.
To make sure your home outshines the rest, contact The Williams Team today!