According to a March 2021 article on the Home Buying Institute website, it’s a seller’s real market so far this year. Home sellers are often getting above-market prices for their homes. If you want to ensure a top sales price, follow these tips to make the most when selling your home.
Heighten Curb Appeal
When selling your home, always try to heighten its curb appeal, meaning its attractiveness to people driving by and maybe shopping for a new home. You can improve your home’s curb appeal by:
- Cutting the grass, getting rid of weeds, and trimming shrubbery away from home’s windows and path to your door.
- Ensuring your home’s exterior look is as neutral in color as possible.
Make any repairs to your home’s interior that you can before you put it on the real estate market.
- Fix leaky faucets.
- Replace old and worn-out door and window screens.
- Ensure your cabinets look fresh and that they don’t stick.
Buyers invariably overestimate repair costs when they’re shopping for a new home. Please don’t give prospective buyers any reason to overestimate how much it might cost them to fix any issues in your home.
Never show your home if it’s dirty or there are any odors present. Thoroughly clean your home before putting it on the market, and also ensure that it’s as bright and sunny-looking as you can by raising blinds and opening curtains.
Stage Your Home
Stage your home to make it as easy as possible for buyers to see its interior and exterior. Get rid of any clutter in your home, including excess furniture and other items. You can rent an off-site storage unit for any extra things in your home that interfere with staging it attractively.
Showing Your Home
Keep your home clean and uncluttered while you have it on the market to ensure it’s ready to show at any time. Putting off potential homebuyers while you clean your home again lessens the number of buyers you may attract.
Encourage Homebuyer Imagination
Selling your home in a seller’s market still requires a little effort on your part. Homebuyers like to imagine your home as they would like it to look. Remember: a clean, fresh-looking, uncluttered ready-to-show home allows buyers to imagine their possessions in it, which increases chances of a quick sale at maybe even above-market prices.