Killer Tips for Selling Your Home
Make sure landscape – lawn, plants, flowerbeds, etc. are neat and clean. This is the first thing buyers will see when they pull up to your home.
Remove clutter. This will maximize the perceived space in the house. Go through everything and clear out all the junk. Do not cram into the closets as they will be looking in there too. So if you have to rent a storage space, do so.
Paint the interior if needed. Old, stained paint makes rooms look decrepit. Stick with off white and light creamy colors for maximum benefit.
Put up a sign in the yard. This will let everyone know what’s going on and make it easier for people to find the house.
Make sure photos are exceptional. (we always use a professional photographer).
Video Tour – my photographer will do this as well.
Market all channels, especially online. We will put it on Zillow, Trulia, Craigslist, MLS, Facebook, Instagram, and Streeteasy.
Take advantage of good lighting. Make sure all curtains and shades are opened and lights on when showing. A bright and cheery home is very inviting to buyers. Even consider buying brighter light bulbs. Lighting can make a very big difference.
Consider a professional cleaning company. Make sure your kitchen and baths are spotless and carpets are as clean as possible. Spending a few extra hundred dollars can net you thousands.
Make any and all repairs that you deem necessary A loose doorknob, visible stain in ceiling, hold in the fence, leaking toilet are just a few examples.
Address all odors. Smells are very powerful. Consider lighting some pleasant smelling candles when showing.
Make your kitchen as appealing as possible. The kitchen is the focus!! If you have an old Formica top, you may consider updating. You also might want to consider installing a few new appliances. Do what you can to make the kitchen as appealing as possible.
Get organized. The people looking at your home are going to open every cabinet and closet door as well as the garage. The neater it looks, the easier it is for buyers to imagine their stuff in there.