Spring, many people put their house on the market this time of year. If you are thinking of doing the same here are some must do’s to have a successful sale….
1. Create a game plan- Putting your house on the market can be overwhelming but if you have a well thought out plan with priorities it can make the whole process much easier. How do you prioritize? First and foremost make sure all repairs that have been on that “to do” list are done. Then set up a room by room strategy to get it organized and ready for selling.
2. Ask – get honest objective feedback from relatives, friends, neighbors about your entire house. Be open minded, and do not take offense. This is the easiest way to start addressing areas that buyers may find a turn off when touring your home.
3. Think like a buyer – once you get that valuable feedback think like a buyer. Remove yourself from your “home” and begin to realize that it is a “house” that someone else wants to envision themselves living their life in, not living your life in. You need to step back and have a new perspective.
4. Know your competition- check them out online, how do their pictures look compared to yours. Drive by them, what is the neighborhood like? Look at the competition to decide why would a buyer possibly pass over your home for another? Make the list of the positives that your house has compared to the competition. Ensure your list is stronger.
Presentation is a significant part of the marketing when trying to sell a home. Little details can make an enormous difference when people are judging one home over another. Those emotional details can easily motivate buyers into liking a property over another. Think like a buyer and you will be well on your way to selling your house quickly!