Sellers Guide

Sell the property right!

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  • 1. Fresh coat of paint
    Painting is the single most effective improvement you can make. Don't let dings in the woodwork or scrapes on the walls make your home reflect deferred maintenance.
  • 2. Keep it neutral
    Warm neutral colors will allow potential buys to imagine themselves in the home.
  • 3. Maximize the light in your home
    After location, good light is the one thing that every buyer cites that they want in a home. Take down the drapes, clean the windows, change the lampshades, increase the wattage of your light bulbs and cut the bushes outside to let in sunshine. Do what you have to do to make your house bright and cheery.
  • 4. Take the home out of your house
    One of the most important things to do when selling your house is to de-personalize it. The more personal stuff in your house, the less potential buyers can imagine themselves living there.
  • 5. Kitchen comes first
    You’re not actually selling your house, you’re selling your kitchen – that’s how important it is. The benefits of remodeling your kitchen are endless, and the best part of it is that you’ll probably get 85% of your money back.
  • 6. First impression is the only impression
    No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers have already judged your home before they walk through the door. You can typically get a 100-percent return on the money you put into your home’s curb appeal.
  • 7. Insist on professional photography
    Of course, if you have hired a top-notch listing agent, your agent most likely already provides professional photos. It's not enough to just get the angle right in the photo.
  • 8. Point out high-end features
    Having a wine cellar, a home theater, a library, and heated floors are all good to advertise but so are items that are considered a premium in your area such as; a custom closet with plenty of storage, courtyard, garage, and roof deck with great views.
  • 9. Consider a video tour
    The best Real Estate agents today are utilizing some form of video or slideshows, in addition to photos. Buyers like to take a tour before they decide to visit, which a video allows.
  • 10. Make sure you repair the things that your real estate agent advises
    If your real estate agent advises that you fix some things, like faulty wiring, a hole in the fence, a leaking toilet or a visible stain in the ceiling, you should do it. These are things that the buyer may balk at, or demand a lower price because they feel immediate attention is needed.
  • 11. Considering staging your home
    Staging your home highlights its functionality, design, and lay out. Done right, this can have a huge impact on the sale of your home.