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Home Seller Tips

Are you thinking of selling your home but don’t know where to start? Don't worry. You are like so many others who have sold their first homes and who have felt a little overwhelmed by all the unknowns. It is important to consider that the home selling process can be quite tedious. Please see the home selling tips below that will help guide you and also simplify the selling process.

Make A Lasting First Impression:

First impressions are critically important and can impact and even influence the buyer's decision making when considering purchasing your home.



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Two Important Firsts

Curb Appeal and Front Door / Entryway

Lack of landscaping can make a poor impression on homebuyers. Spend a little time to spruce up your front lawn. Do a power wash and trim your trees and bushes to remove debris and any branches that might cause obstructions. Unless you are specifically targeting the home to be sold to flippers and developers, make sure to mow your lawn, and you might even consider planting flowers.


Keep in mind... most homebuyers will see 10-20 homes before making a decision. By taking the time to declutter the home. Special attention should be given to the front entry, adding warmth and a feeling of security and openness.

Staging

Decorate your home to impress by adding new furniture or removing old pieces. The better the first impression you make with as many potential buyers as possible, the more likely you will sell your home quickly and for the highest price.

Paint

Adding the right paint color can make all the difference. It is important that buyers be able to envision living in your home. It is always best to remove personal photos and religious artifacts as well as any other items that might get in the way of a buyer's visualization of the home.

Make Small Repairs

Repairing minor issues and broken items is very important. It is important to make a positive impression on those viewing the home so they know that it has been well maintained and taken care of. It is important that homebuyers envision themselves living in the home when they are touring the property.

Some Major Repair Items

HVAC, Sewer line, and roofing.

Common Interior Repair Items

Bathtubs and showers, countertops, kitchen appliances and flooring.

Common Exterior Repair Items

Fencing, garage, landscaping and windows.

Professional Photography

The best agents always take great care in hiring only the most professional photographers when listing your home. Professional photography is critical for getting top dollar for your home. No photos will leave a bad impression, and even potentially drive people away. Sites like Compass.com, Zillow and Trulia are an easy way to showcase your home to thousands of potential buyers. Professional photographers will also showcase your home by making sure that the lighting enhances the space.

Pricing

The decision of pricing your home correctly is probably the most important decision that you will make, besides choosing the right agent. If your home is priced too high, you might find yourself in the difficult situation of chasing the market down. If you contact me at [email protected], I will prepare a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) to determine the best price based on recent home sales of comparable homes.

Disclose Any Major Problems

You may have heard the expression "disclose, disclose, disclose!" As a Seller, what you don't disclose can come back to hurt you after closing escrow. Honesty is always the best policy, and filling out the Seller Disclosures completely will actually serve to protect you after the sale.

Conclusion

If you follow these helpful tips, you will be more likely to sell your home faster and at a better price.

Bonus Tip

During property showings, light scented candles throughout the home for a sense of warmth and inviting smell. Make sure to extinguish all candles before leaving the property.





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