Your home has been on the market for months and you’re ready to sell now. But how can you make that happen? There are a few things that home sellers overlook that could potentially help them with getting their home off the market much faster. These are simple tips that you can use to boost your chances of getting a homebuyer to take the deal and close on it. Let’s take a look.
Make Your Home Different from the Neighbors
Surely, you’ve driven through a neighborhood that had hundreds of homes that all looked the same. Visiting more than one of them can be confusing, especially when it comes to remembering which ones you actually liked. To help attract potential homebuyers, you should make your home memorable. You can do this by adding unique designs or additions, such as high-grade windows, roof or landscaping. Just make sure to do something that will appeal to a wide audience. It should also compliment your home, such as installing a deck for your in-ground swimming pool. Also, don’t overdo the improvements you do to the home because you may not be able to recoup what you’ve spent.
Get Rid of All Clutter
Before you do an open house of your home, make sure that all clutter is removed from the premises. It should be empty, so that potential homebuyers are able to picture their own belongings inside of it. It will also make rooms appear larger. Some people hire a stager to put in furniture and make it look like a nice home.
Make the Curb Appeal Impressive
What makes someone pull into your driveway as a potential buyer is the curb appeal of your property. If the outside of your home looks horrendous, then likely prospects aren’t going to think twice about coming to your open house. You can improve your curb appeal in a variety of ways, such as by fixing or installing new shingles, windows, doors and broken roofing. You can also repaint the home the same color or a different one. The lawn should also be well manicured.
Ensure Your Home is Ready to Move in
Homebuyers are anxious to move into a house that they just purchased, so make sure that your home is in move in condition. Other than worrying about the aesthetics, you’ll need to be sure that the doors, appliances, plumbing and electrical fixtures are all within the building codes and properly working. Move in ready means less money that has to be spent by the new homeowners to fix it up, which is a plus to prospects.
Make Sure the Price is Right
Offering homebuyers a price they can’t refuse is key to making a quick sale. It’s important that your home’s price is befitting to the community that it is in. You can look online or local newspapers to see the selling prices of homes for sale in your neighborhood, then price yours accordingly.