The decision to sell your home can sometimes be an overwhelming one, especially if you have owned your home for many years. Tastes can change rapidly, and you may not know how to make your home appealing to the buyers of today. Even if you do know what is hot on the market right now, perhaps you aren’t sure where to begin. Here are 5 tips that are sure to generate interest in your home.
1. Increase Curb Appeal
The first thing a potential buyer is going to see when they pull up to your home is the front yard of the property. They may lose interest if it is under worked or too full of objects that aren’t to everyone’s taste. The landscape should be neatly trimmed and carefully decorated to appeal to the most amount of people. Not everyone is going to like that pair of pink flamingos sticking out of the lawn, but they will appreciate a nice flowerbed or some fruit trees. First impressions are everything when it comes to real estate sales. Make sure you are putting the best image of your home into a potential buyer’s mind as soon as they pull up to the curb.
2. De-Clutter Your Home
When a potential buyer walks through your home, they want to be able to envision themselves living there. This can be hard if your personal belongings are piled up around the house. Its ok to keep the property furnished – in fact, your furniture placement might help potential buyers with ideas on how they might furnish the home once they buy it. Make sure you keep the décor neat and minimalistic. A nice, clean house free of extra clutter and odor will only increase interest.
3. Market Your Home Online
Most potential buyers will begin their search for a new home on the web. The online presence of your property is a sure-fire way to generate the most interest. Make sure you photograph and display pictures of each room. They must be taken in the best lighting possible so people can see your house at its best. A video tour of your property would also be very good to post online. That way, a potential buyer can get a better sense of the space and will be more likely to schedule a tour in person.
4. Add a Sign to the Yard
We are in an age where digital advertising is very important. While you should definitely advertise your home online, adding a ‘For Sale’ sign to your front yard is still a good idea. Many people drive by your home every day. Perhaps some of them are thinking of buying a new house, but aren’t sure. Seeing a ‘For Sale’ sign in front of a beautifully decorated home could be the push they need to finally start looking. Your neighbors will also see that you are trying to sell your home. They could have family members that want to move closer to them or maybe they are looking to upgrade their living situation and move to a new property. The scenarios are endless, which is why it is important to maximize exposure so you can successfully sell your home.
5. Hire a Real Estate Agent
You can do the tips listed above on your own, but when you hire a professional real estate agent you get the above, plus so much more. A realtor knows everything that needs to be done in order to present your home at its absolute best. They can show you how to organize your property, advice on decorations to leave out, hire an interior decorator, market your property in every form of media, and take the stress out of selling your home. A realtor who knows the market in your area has a better chance of getting you the best selling price for your home.
If you are thinking about selling your home and aren’t sure where to start, Contact us today or call 661.441.3304. Dippy Chhina goes above and beyond average realtors to get your home sold quickly and for a great price.