Even though home sales are on an unexpected, sudden decline it’s still a seller’s market.
Through 2020 and the first half of 2021, sales were through the roof with unprecedented increases in sales prices and the number of homes sold. It’s still a hot market, despite the slowdown.
The issue with selling your house is supply and demand, as most of the low-hanging fruit is now gone.
How can you successfully sell your house in this competitive market? Are you feeling a bit lost on where to start?
Keep reading to find out what you can do to get your home sold fast.
1. Looking Good in the Neighborhood
Having curb appeal isn’t overrated. First impressions matter most to a potential home buyer, no matter how awesome the house is on the inside.
When you sell the home yourself online, the feeling buyers can get from rounding the corner and seeing it for the first time can feel flat.
Make sure that when they go to your house, they actually think it looks better in person than on the app. Set realistic expectations with your online shots, then exceed them in person.
2. Declutter and Depersonalize Your Home
Speaking of taking care of the inside, the next most important thing to do is to eliminate at least 30% of the objects in the house and throw them into storage.
Depersonalize your home by taking away family pictures and anything that makes the home lived in.
Remove pets and any signs of pets. Remove your personal style from every corner of the house that you can.
Your goal is to appeal to as many people as possible. You need to let them see their life in the house without the distraction of your own life in the way.
3. Let in the Light
Good window treatments sell houses. Toss the blackout curtains and thick drapes, bent or broken shades, and ornate valences.
Instead, use window treatments that enhance the appearance, give a sense of high ceilings and bring in light.
Natural light is best, but not every room in your house may get it. Bright white lighting is cold and isn’t always the best. Try to match the temperature of light you get at your latitude.
If you can manage mirrors in the home, use them to capture and spread natural light as much as possible.
4. Make Your Rooms Feel Bigger by Staging
Light makes rooms look bigger, and you can enhance that further by ruthlessly editing out unnecessary accessories like music or DVD stands, TVs and entertainment centers, and coffee tables.
Make sure to choose furniture and color schemes that help to bounce light around your home and brighten it up.
Stay away from overstuffed recliners and sofas, opting instead for compact furniture that shows off the space.
5. Make Smart Choices on Upgraded Appliances
Kitchens and bathrooms are major selling points for a home. It’s estimated that they each account for 10% of the selling price of a home.
Don’t max out your limited resources on a dream kitchen you’ll be sad to give up.
Instead, make sure to get appliances that look good but that you can get a decent return on investment from.
Again, you’re looking to appeal to as many people as possible.
Five Things to Remember When Selling Your House
There’s a lot to keep track of, but these five steps will give you a guideline for all your decisions.
Following these five simple tools for selling your house will get it sold fast. Maybe you’ll even get an all-cash offer — the holy grail of offers.
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