5 Things You Can Do to Help Your Real Estate Agent Sell Your House… Fast
Your agent will have a big list of action items for you when you put your house on the market, but you can get a jump on things by taking these five steps
1. Improve Curb Appeal
People start forming an opinion of your home as soon as they identify it on the street or see it online, and you really need that first impression to be a good one. Before you even list your home for sale, start improving its curb appeal to make it look inviting and well-cared-for.
Your real estate agent can give you guidance about improvements you can make, but start by cleaning up the yard, power-washing the sidewalk and porch (and maybe even the outside of your home, too), and adding a few low-maintenance potted plants.
2. Clean and Depersonalize
The cleaner your home is, the more attractive it will be to potential buyers. If you’re not up to the big task of making everything shine like new, invest in a cleaning service. Then, you can maintain it yourself or bring them back weekly until the house sells.
3. Set the Right Price
Ask your agent how much your home is worth on today’s market and don’t try to guess at a sales price. If you price your home too high, buyers will scroll right past it online – and if you price it too low, you’re leaving money on the table.
Your real estate agent will give you a comparative market analysis to show you what other, similar homes are selling for right now; use that guidance to determine your home’s list price.
4. Make Your House Easy to Show
Homes with owners who are flexible on showing days and times get more attention than those that can only be shown on certain days and times. It’s in your best interest to be as flexible as possible; that way, more buyers will have the opportunity to come through and explore… and potentially make an offer.
5. Bring Your Pets – and Their Stuff – With You
When you leave the house for a showing, remember that not everyone loves animals as much as you do. In fact, if you can make your house look like you don’t have any pets, you’ll appeal to the widest possible range of buyers. Pick up pet beds, toys and food dishes and take them with you when you leave for showings – and never, ever leave your pets behind when potential buyers are coming over.
Are You Selling a Main Line Home?
If you’re selling a Main Line home, we can help you sell it quickly and at the best possible price. Call us at 610-608-3119 or get in touch with us online to talk about your next move – we’ll explain our innovative marketing processes and help you understand how selling a home works.
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