Our Home Selling System was developed to provide our clients with a consistent and proven method to prepare their homes for sale, price their homes appropriately, and get the word out to as many prospective buyers as possible. The goal of this guide is to help you learn how to sell your home quicker and for a higher price.
The most important step in selling your home is pricing it correctly from the onset. It’s a well-known fact that overpriced homes take longer to sell and usually sell for a lower price. Since the majority of your showings will occur in the first 30 days on the market, it is crucial that your initial list price matches buyer expectations.
In order to get top dollar for your home you have to make sure your home looks its best: complete any repairs, stage your home, etc.
Even some of the small things can make a difference, from how the home smells, how welcoming it feels, and its curb appeal. Draw in buyers by paying attention to details here!
Work with your real estate agent to make sure the market reach of your home is significant. Are they doing all they can to get the word out about your home? Look at social reach, flyers, open houses, and reviews — just to name a few. Find a real estate agent who is going above and beyond to sell your home.
Successfully negotiating a real estate contract is more than a matter of luck or natural talent. When you receive an offer, having an agent with a proven track record of bringing buyers and sellers together can make a huge impact on your final sales price.
During the closing process, make sure to follow through with contract commitments, repairs, and other items that are included in your contract. Tie up any loose ends: documentation, inspection, repairs, and other agreed-to items. Work with your real estate agent to understand your obligations – and the buyer’s!
There’s no one way to sell a home. Some people will choose to sell their home while they are still living in it, and others will wait until they’ve moved elsewhere. Home staging is that happy medium – while the owners no longer reside there, the home is “staged”, or decorated with furniture and products to make it look and feel as it would when the new resident is all moved in.
Home staging doesn’t just help land sales – it can also increase the final sale price. When people buy a house, what they’re really shopping for is a home. Staging helps buyers visualize what their future home could be – instead of an empty house, they see a fully-furnished living space.
Often, staged homes stand out in buyers’ minds. Think about it – wouldn’t you rather see photos of homes that actually look like homes?
How do you go about home staging? There are a number of techniques you can utilize to get your home staged, and which ones you use will depend largely on the type of home you’re trying to sell, and which features you want to help stand out within the property.
Home staging doesn’t have to be an expensive process. If you’re wanting to stage your home on a budget, we’ve compiled 38 home staging ideas you can implement right now, to get your property into shape before it goes on the market.
These techniques can range from simple things like hiding family photos to large-scale projects like re-painting old rooms. Whether you want a few quick fixes or a full-scale staging project, there’s a tip in this guide you can implement right away to improve the value of your home.
You don’t have to invest in model furniture or massive renovations to properly stage a home; there are plenty of little things you can do, from cleanup and repair to decorating, that will increase your home’s worth in your buyers’ eyes.