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Home & Garden Television (HGTV) is perhaps up there when it comes to influencing an entire generation of homebuyers. From shows like ‘Property Buyers’ to ‘Love it or List it, potential homebuyers have become more and more educated in regard to property furnishings and features.
This extensive knowledge leaves those looking to sell their properties in a tough situation as sometimes, potential buyers can see a home and picture the upgrades they wish to make to convert a property into their dream home.
However, some of these expectations can result in a situation where they do not get a desirable return on investment (ROI) when it comes to selling.
That being said, just how do you balance the two aspects? Preparing and selling your property at a good price and still making it affordable to a level that will attract many potential buyers? Well, fear not as our team at we buy houses is here to help.
Here are several aspects to pay attention to if you want to sell your home at a profit.
1. Curb Appeal
This is an aspect that we cannot stress enough and that’s why it is at the top of the list. The appearance of your property when a potential buyer arrives makes a world of difference. After all, first impressions matter.
If you are looking to sell your home and are having open house sessions, you will want to ensure that the following aspects are in check:
- Mow the grass
- Clean the flower beds
- Rake the leaves
- Shovel the snow if it’s during winter
- Trim the shrubs and bushes
- Pick the branches in the yard
- Put a fresh coat of paint on the front door and shutters
Doing all this will help improve your curb appeal. Also, it is important to note that enhancing the outdoor look of your property not only attracts more buyers, but also the value of your property.
2. Essential Renovations
Renovating the house to increase its value is a tactic used time and time again by sellers to ensure the property is appealing on the inside.
However, homebuyers nowadays are more knowledgeable and pay attention to all aspects. That being said, you will want to renovate the following areas for the best results:
- Living room
- Laundry room
- Porch or deck
When it comes to making renovations, it is important to ensure that you do your homework. Look at similar homes in your area and the recent sales so that you have an idea of how much to sell and whether you will be able to make a profit from the sale.
Doing this will also help determine whether you need a real estate agent to list your house on the market and how to price it appropriately.
Before you decide on aspects that you should renovate, it is advisable to call a real estate agent. The experts will help you determine renovation projects that make sense and those that should ignore.
These are professionals and will help determine aspects that will give you the highest return on income.
When it comes to selling a house in the traditional manner, staging is one of the most vital steps. While you can do it yourself, chances are you are busy and so, it is advisable to hire a reputable real estate agent. We have a comprehensive guide on staging, but some of the highlights include:
a. Know Why You’re Staging
According to a survey by the NAR, almost 50% of homebuyers’ real estate agents believe that staging affects their clients’ perception and 77% of them claim it is easier for people to picture a staged house as their own.
The same study also concluded that 39% of home sellers’ agents said that staged homes experienced an increase of 1 to 5 percent in the sales price.
b. Stage it Properly
In this regard, it is advisable to start with the primary rooms. This includes the living room, kitchen, and dining rooms. Put on a fresh coat of paint and ensure the natural lighting is on point. Do not forget to declutter.
With these tips, you should be in a better position to sell your home.