5 Secrets to Selling Your Home

Selling your home doesn't have to be a stressful task. By planning ahead and being smart about how you use your time and energy, you can reduce anxiety and get the results you want.

See below for some tips that will help you sell your home faster and for top dollar.

#5. Make value-add updates

Are the kitchen cabinets falling apart? Is the bathroom mirror cracked? These are some items that buyers will definitely notice. They will use this to either price your property lower or pass on making an offer.

Making these quick fixes will add to your property value. However, make sure to focus on smart fixes. If your deck has some wear and tear but is in good condition, don't spend a fortune on replacing it. Making large and unnecessary improvements before listing your home can significantly decrease your profit from the sale.

#4. Set the right price

Be realistic. It's very easy to let emotions get in the way when pricing your home. At the end of the day, it is a transaction. You need to consider market stats and conditions when pricing your home. Work with your Real Estate Agent to get up-to-date insights on the market.

Failure to do so can result in poor interest from buyers, price reductions, listing expiration, and overall a very stressful process.

#3. Be flexible with showings

You need to be ready to show your home at any time. If you know you are going to be away, make arrangements with a friend, family member, or your Real Estate Agent. Buyers don't like inconveniences either. If they are interested in viewing your home, they don't want to hear that the seller can't be reached.

Simply allowing access isn't enough. Make sure your home is in pristine condition and presentable at all times. It may sound like a hassle but you need to prepare your home every day as if buyers are coming to view it.

#2. Create a lasting first impression

Studies have found that 80% of potential buyers know if a home is right for them as soon as they step inside. 

Maintain your lawn, clear the entryway, open the blinds to let light in, remove personal items such as family photos, and keep your pets outside the home during a showing. These are just some actions you can take to increase your chances of impressing the buyer as soon as they walk in.

#1. Hire a great Real Estate Agent

You can file taxes on your own but you go to a trusted Accountant because they are an expert in the field. It is the same case with real estate.

A great Real Estate Agent understands the market and knows what steps you need to take to reach your goals. Whether it is improvement planning, pricing strategy, marketing strategy, or scheduling showings, your Real Estate Agent's job is to look out for your best interests and sell your home for the highest potential value.