There are so many things to take into consideration when making the decision to sell a home and having a home sit on the market is not the ideal situation for any seller. Preparation and anticipation are two words that should be in the forefront of a sellers mind from the beginning to the end of the process. Preparing your home and anticipating what a potential buyer wants to see and feel in your home will put you miles ahead of sellers who are not thinking this way. Keep reading for our tips on selling a home quickly.
1. Leave it to a Professional to Take the Pictures
You may be the go to photographer at your family gatherings (pre-COVID) or maybe you're a self proclaimed iPhonographer, but I promise you a professional home photographer will take your listing to the next level. Viewing professional photos is important when making the decision to buy a home.
2. Knockout Those Quick Repairs
Do you have a creaky door or a cracked tile that "wasn't a big deal" before? Well, now it is. Those "small" repairs that you have been putting off can be the deciding factor for a buyer when making a decision between your home and another. If you have simple, quick fix repairs take care of them and leave no reason for a buyer to shave money off of the selling price or pass up on your home.
3. Rearrange Your Furniture
Yes, we know you love the way your furniture is set but does it invite a buyer in to have a seat and hopefully stay? If a buyer cannot flow through your home freely then something needs to be moved. When rearranging, think about a set up that would invite someone in to stay a while.
4. Spruce Up Your Curb Appeal
A first impression can go a long way. Trash cans at the curb or dead flowers in the garden are definitely going to be remembered by a potential buyer and can sometimes overshadow the inside of your home. Take a picture of the outside of your home and try your best to take care of anything that looks out of place.
5. Ask for Feedback
If you're motivated to sell, constructive criticism can go a long way in helping you with improvements. On average, a home sells between 65-70 days. If you find your home being passed up no matter the number of showings, reach out to a couple of buyer agents and ask what their client didn't like about the home. Making the suggested changes may make the difference.