5 Areas of Focus to Sell Your Home Faster
When selling your home you’re encountered with many tasks to follow putting that for sale sign out front. You may be asking yourself what things you can do to help sell your home, or how to be prepared to sell. In either case, we’re here to help with 5 easy things to consider.
When To List
Something to consider when listing your home for sale is the time of year you do so, as statistically, it holds drastic differences in sales. Springtime has proven to be the best time to list, peaking between months March through May according to Mortgage Reports. June, specifically the end of the month, homes are more likely to close than any other month.
Photos of Your Home
Great quality photos of the home’s interior and exterior are a must. Most who are in the market for a new home are searching online, therefore having flattering photos of the home will attract potential buyers best.
Draw attention to the home by enticing potential buyers within the description of the listing. Think beyond basic info of the home and entice the audience with something they can feel and imagine within. A general rule of thumb is to list the things about the home that means, and what you enjoy the most. Be careful though, you just may talk yourself out of selling.
Hiring professionals for services that may have been neglected over the years may be the best approach within the home sale. The home needs to hold a well-maintained look, as a large number of potential buyers tend to do drive-bys and the exterior holds a lasting first impression.
A few areas of focus to include:
* Taking care of any chipped, sun-faded paint
* Lawn & landscaping maintenance including weeding, trimming trees, bushes and grass, seeding in areas needed
*Having professional power washing services completed such as house washing, roof, gutter, concrete and window cleaning
Ridding of clutter and depersonalizing the home is key in creating a canvas for potential buyers to see their own life and family in the home. Pack the majority of your items in the home away into boxes to help with this, things not needed daily anyway. It’ll dually help with your moving load in the end anyway.
Update paint in the home, rid of statement colors, freshen up with neutral tones. Your ultimate goal is making the home look well cared for.
Remove pet(s) and pet items from home during showings and be sure a glimpse of them wasn’t caught in photos. Damage that may have been caused by pets creates worry for potential buyers.
The home’s overall smell is a statement in itself. Shampoo carpets to help remove any stains/odors. Light a soft-scented candle before showings such as vanilla to give a clean, attractive smell in the home. Stay away from obvious or overpowering scents.