There are many, many things to learn before selling your home! Here are our Top 4 Tips for you first time home sellers (or for those of you looking for a refresher!).
1. Price your Home Accurately: For this, you should enlist the services of a reputable Listing Agent (like the Larson Montgomery Team), who has a pulse on what is happening in your neighborhood, and the real estate market. Price your home competitively, it’s better to price it well in the first place so you have the opportunity to get multiple offers than to chase the market down.
2. “Stage” your Furniture or enlist the services of a Stager: Most homes show better with about half of the furniture removed. If a buyer walks in the door and wonders if anybody lives in the house, you’ve done your job correctly. Clearing the clutter allows buyers to imagine themselves in the home.
3. Insist on Professional Photos: It is a standard for us to enlist the help from a professional photographer. 95% or more of home buyers search for a home online before they even set foot in a home. We want you to have your best foot forward so we do get qualified buyers though the door!
4. Be Flexible with Showings: If home showings are too much of an imposition, consider going away the first weekend your home is on the market..The best way to sell your home is to let a buyer inside with her buyer’s agent to tour in peace and quiet-Leave your home for showings! As always, your agent will update you with feedback, so it is really best to be out of the house when buyers go through!