Posted: 2016-04-27 | Author: Scott ROberts
Once you have your preapproval letter in place to buy your next home it is time to get your current home ready to sell and on the market. Here are some great tips to get your current home ready to sell.
Eliminate The Clutter
Clutter will make your home seems smaller, this is never a good thing. So you may need to invest in some off-site storage. A family member’s garage might do the trick. Open up your home by eliminating the clutter.
Price Your Home Correctly
You want to create demand for your home. If you over price your home it will eliminate potential home buyers. Make sure to have a conversation with your real estate agent about your expectation and they will help you find the right price.
Hide Your Personal Pictures
Yes, your personal pictures are important to you. However, to a potential buyer, they are not as sentimental. A couple family photos on the wall is fine, you want your home to look like a family could live there. Clear off the mantel of the fireplace and replace the pictures with decorative items.
Keep It Clean
I think this goes without saying. Keep your home clean. You never know when the buying agent is going to bring over a potential home buyer. Make sure your home is ready to be shown at all times.
Don’t Over Update Your Home
Yes, upgrading your home is going to make it more appealing. However, if you overdo it you are going to out price your home for the neighborhood. Never a good thing. Your real estate agent will help you find the right price including all your upgrades.
Hide The Pets
We all love pets, right? Not really. Many people are allergic to cats or dogs. They might be your best friend, but your buyer may not have the same feeling.
Find The Right Agent
This is important. Finding the right agent will help you set the right price, market your property, and get it sold. When looking for an agency look for experience and honesty. A good real estate agency it worth their weight in gold.
Don’t Forget The Curb Appeal
Many home sellers forget the outside of the home. Yes, here in the valley of the Sun, we can get a break with desert landscaping. Just make sure to trim your bushes, trees, and pick up any garbage. Make the front of your home look inviting.
Stage Your Home
Yes, staging your home can help you sell your home faster. If you are still living in the home make sure to use your existing furniture to make the home look like a home. If you have oversized sofas, move them to the storage unit. Make sure the home looks warm and inviting, show off your space.
Create A Good First Impression
There is a reason that new home builds bake cookies. They are trying to make a good first impression. You only get one shot at making a solid first impression, make it count.
If you want to get top dollar for your home, there are some things you can do to sell your Arizona home faster. These 10 tips will help you get your home ready to be sold.
Now that you are ready to get your home listed and on the market, you should be thinking about a preapproval letter for your new home.