7 SECRETS OF SELLING YOUR HOME
1. Pricing it Right.
Arriving at an accurate asking price involves up-to-the-minute research and experienced judgment. Besides thoroughly analyzing current real estate market trends,
- I will do a detailed comparative market analysis using data from MLS. A licensed REALTOR® like myself has access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which gives me all the information needed to accurately and thoroughly compare your home to similar area properties.
- I will Determine what features make your house stand out among others currently on the market. After all, buyers are comparison shoppers.
- Over pricing is a risky move and not recommended because even if we find a buyer willing to pay an over market price, they may have difficulty getting financing. Lenders may not approve a loan if the appraisal is lower than the contract price. Your unsold home may begin to get “stale,” as the marketplace assumes there is “something wrong” with the house the longer it sits on the market.
2. The kitchen comes first.
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. 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.
3. Depersonalize Your House.
Try not to take it too personal. We know that you have a lot of history and memories in the house. But if you desire to get it sold as soon as possible, it is time to depersonalize it. Depersonalize your house means you are getting it ready to prospective buyers. You could do this by removing family photos, collectibles, etc. Remember, you want your prospective buyer to feel welcomed and imagine themselves and their family in your house not yours. Keep your home as simple and neutral as possible. De-clutter the storage units if available and also get rid of excess trinkets and junks. Make your house clean and welcoming. Keep the canvas blank such that prospective buyers will be able to visualize their dream color on it.
4. Half-empty closets.
Storage is something every buyer is looking for and can never have enough of. Take half the stuff out of your closets then neatly organize what’s left in there. Buyers will snoop, so be sure to keep all your closets and cabinets clean and tidy.
5. Light it up.
Maximize the light in your home. After location, good light is the one thing that every buyer cites that they want in a home. Take down the drapes, clean the windows, change the lampshades, increase the wattage of your light bulbs and cut the bushes outside to let in sunshine. Do what you have to do make your house bright and cheery – it will make it more sellable.
6. Play the Agent field.
A secret sale killer is hiring the wrong agent. Make sure you have an agent who is totally informed. They must constantly monitor the multiple listing service (MLS), know what properties are going on the market and know the comps in your neighborhood. Find an agent who embraces technology – a tech-savvy one has many tools to get your house sold.
7.Well, it’s not really a secret anymore. Hire Jag Walia
Selling your home can be overwhelming which includes but not limited to Pricing, Market knowledge, Staging, Marketing, Showings, Negotiating Price, Writing a Contract, Negotiating dates and these are just to name a few. I will make sure to put my Sales, Marketing and Negotiating skills to best represent you in this market, be available to answer your questions at every step of the process and make this a positive memorable experience. After all, for me it’s not just another transaction, it is lifelong relation based on Trust, Integrity and Respect.