1. Why DIY when help is around the corner?
Did you know 1/3 of sellers don’t use a traditional agent? Using Professional help will expand your reach and create awareness. Cutting costs in this department is not always the best approach. Realtors have access to online sites, marketing tools and a network that will increase your reach dramatically. TIP: Always interview a couple Real Estate Agents to make sure the fit is right for you and your home. This Agent will be representing you and experience is very valuable.
2. First Impression Counts!
With 9 out of 10 buyers starting their search online, photos are the first impression they will have. Allocating funds to a professional photographer or videographer and taking time to clean up your home for the photo shoot is very important. The photos must draw buyers in and peek their interest. Stand out amongst all the clutter of homes for sale with beautiful photos. TIP: Stage your home, move furniture around even if its not how you use it everyday. De-personalize your home so it is versatile for the buyer to imagine how they would live there. Most importantly, GET RID OF CLUTTER!
3. Light it up!
Buyers love brightly lit and cheery homes. It makes them happy as they tour your home with wide open windows and a warm sun peeking in making it bright. Maximize the light in your home even during the day. Open the blinds, change your curtains to lighter shades for example creams or whites, clean the windows, lampshades and blinds. Open it up, light it up!
4. Sell the Kitchen!
“You’re not actually selling your house, you’re selling your kitchen – that’s how important it is. The benefits of remodeling your kitchen are endless, and the best part of it is that you’ll probably get 85% of your money back. It may be a few thousand dollars to replace countertops where a buyer may knock $10,000 off the asking price if your kitchen looks dated. The fastest, most inexpensive kitchen updates include painting and new cabinet hardware. Use a neutral-color paint so you can present buyers with a blank canvas where they can start envisioning their own style. If you have a little money to spend, buy one fancy stainless steel appliance. Why one? Because when people see one high-end appliance they think all the rest are expensive too and it updates the kitchen.” via HGTV continue reading the 10 best kept secrets to selling your home fast.
5. Say goodbye to extra stuff!
Distinguish your home from others by leaving some enticing items behind. What can distinguish your home is leaving behind some of your property, ideally items that are above and beyond what the average homebuyer in your home’s price range would be able to afford. Item ideas: Fridge, Plasma TV, Garage cabinets, Kitchen Updates, etc.
Now hop onto social media and start sharing your professional photos with friends, family and the world.
Real Estate Broker CRIA President CEO
Coastland Realty, Inc., California
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