The home buying season is in full swing! Realtors say that 50% of homes are sold during the three month, summer season alone. That’s a lot of homes! So if you’re planning to put your house on the market – now is the time! And in today’s world, it isn’t just about finding the right realtor… it’s about getting your home ready for the discerning buyers who will be visiting. Dailyfinance.com recently released some ideas that will show you how to sell your home in an article title, “6 Essential Steps to Sell Your House This Summer:”
- Tackle the obvious repairs. The last thing you want is for a potential buyer to notice the cracks and squeaks in your home, thereby reducing their asking price. Before putting your home on the market, take a walk through your home and see it through a prospective buyer’s eyes. Make note of scratches, cracks, squeaks, etc., and make the necessary repairs. Investing in small fixes ahead of time will help you sell your home faster and end of saving money in the long run.
- Remove clutter and junk now. If you’re planning to sell your home and move, chances are you will be doing a lot of decluttering as you pack your home up. Why not be proactive and declutter your home early – before your home goes on the market – so the home looks large and spacious to prospective buyers?
- Depersonalize your home. When buyers walk through a home, they want to envision themselves living in the space – not the family that currently lives there. Take some time to remove the majority of personalized décor – family portraits, monogrammed items, awards, etc. – before people walk through. You’ll have to box these items up once you sell your home anyway!
- Remove anything polarizing. Don’t give buyers a chance to prejudge your home. Examples of polarizing items include religious and political items… even certain types of artwork that buyers might find offensive.
For the remaining two tips on how to sell your home, read the full article here: “6 Essential Steps to Sell Your House This Summer”
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