The dramatic shift toward a strong sellers’ market has many people trying to sell their homes as fast as possible. Sometimes, it’s the smallest details that make the biggest impact on potential buyers.
Here are some useful focal points to help you sell your home quickly while getting the money you deserve.
Invest in Staging and Cosmetic Upgrades
A fresh coat of paint goes a long way when selling a home. Minor cosmetic upgrades like new mulch in the gardens, brightened trim, and new paint makes the home look newer and well cared for.
The idea when selling a house is that you’re trying to make it look less like your home. By doing so, potential buyers are able to envision their home. Staging your house can help with this process as well. By removing your personal photos and belongings and making the decor more aesthetically pleasing, you’ll attract more offers.
Set a Competitive Price
Setting the right price is everything when pushing for a quick sale. In a seller’s market, the right pricing strategy can even trigger a bidding war that gets you numerous, high-value offers. Setting a price that’s too high will limit your market size while pricing too low indicates something is wrong with the property.
Look at listings in your area that are similar to your home. Look at houses that were recently sold and determine how much they went for and how long they were on the market. Even if you choose to work without a realtor (who usually provides this information), you can still pay to get market research about your area.
Pay for a Listing
At one point in time, working with a realtor was the only viable option for selling a home. One of the primary benefits was access to the MLS, which showcases home listings to potential buyers and their agents. Now, many people choose to handle the sale themselves and forgo using an agent.
If you decide to enter a for sale by owner situation, it’s still worth paying to have your home listed on MLS. You can read this blog article from Houzeo about how self-operated listings work.
Create a Social Media Buzz
Social media has turned word-of-mouth marketing into world-of-mouth marketing. Channel your inner marketing guru and use social media to your advantage when selling a home. Consider showcasing a sneak peek before the house is officially listed, followed by the official launch to increase your shares.
When sharing information about your house, include all the pertinent details in the original post. Don’t just share the listing without comment; encourage your friends and family to share it as well, and remember to get your listing on The Pinnacle List for maximum exposure.
Pay a Professional Cleaner
It’s well worth the expense of paying a professional cleaner to scrub your house before putting it on the market. Dingy grout and scuffed trim can deter buyers, even if these issues have nothing to do with the integrity of the home.
Professional cleaners are highly skilled and have the equipment needed to deep clean your home to perfection.
Get a Pre-Inspection
Finally, expedite the sales process by getting a pre-inspection of your home. Hiring an inspector to look at your home before you list it has numerous benefits. For one, the inspector will highlight any issues you should deal with before trying to sell. They may also identify issues you weren’t previously aware of.
Additionally, the inspection process often extends the timeline of a sale once an offer is made. By being proactive, you send a message to potential buyers that you have nothing to hide and save them the cost of hiring an inspector themselves.With these tips, you can capitalize on a sellers’ market to sell your home quickly without sacrificing profits.