The decision to sell your home means it is time to “cash in” on that investment. The hope is that since you’ve bought the home, the property values have gone up. This would put you into an enviable position of boosting your savings and setting you up for your next home purchase. Although the market might be on your side, you still want to be proactive when it comes to selling your home.
These are the tips you should put into action to maximize your profit potential:
Spruce Up Your Curb Appeal
A lot of home buying is based on first impressions. Those impressions start when the prospective buyer pulls up to your house. This is their first chance to “take it all in.” That means you want to spruce up your curb appeal. You don’t have to go overboard by installing a fountain. However, a well-manicured front lawn, nicely trimmed shrubs and blooming flowers will go a long way towards creating that positive first impression.
Along with your landscaping, you might consider repainting the exterior of your home. This is a cost-effective way of making everything look like new again. The same can be said for your interior. If you are repainting, then you should gravitate towards neutral colors. Your goal is to appeal to the masses. That means off white and light creamy colors should be the choice.
Get Rid of the Clutter
When someone is going to consider buying your home, they’re going to look everywhere. That means they’ll be checking out the closets, garage, basement and attic. Storage space is always a concern to a homeowner and you can help promote your property by getting rid of your clutter. This is something you’re going to have to do before you move. It would be better to get rid of the clutter overflow before your first open house.
Hire an Experienced Real Estate Agent
An experienced real estate agent is going to work very hard to get your home sold fast and at a great price. Yes, they will be earning a commission on that sale, as they should. But that is a great incentive for them. A real estate agent is also in the best position to provide you with the most crucial part of your sale: The price. You want that price to be comparable with the homes in your neighborhood and your real estate agent will know the market.
Take Professional Photos
Today, many home buyers will see your home for the first time online. That means you need to get some terrific photos to entice the sale. It might be worth the investment to hire a professional photographer to shoot these photos. They will know the best time of day and the best angles to put your home in a positive “spotlight.”
Your real estate agent is going to suggest you make some minor repairs and fixes to your home. You should take their advice and fix the little things. Those would be less items to come back on your home inspection. You’re working with a real estate agent for their sage advice. Put it into action.