The first thing a buyer sees is a home's external appearance in the neighborhood. Give the exterior of your home a fresh coat of paint. Make sure the bushes and trees are trimmed back and your lawn is well manicured. First impressions mean a lot in real estate. Have your home make a good first impression!
Get Your Home in "Turnkey ~ Move In" Condition
Having the home in move in condition will give potential buyers the impression that they will be able to start enjoying their new home right away, rather than spending time and money fixing it up. Get a home inspection and have a handy man make any necessary repairs.
Removing some furniture will make all your rooms look bigger. Clear away your personal items and clutter. This will give you less to do later when it's time to pack up and move.
Price It Right
Regardless of how well you renovate or stage your home, it is important to price the home right in line with comparable homes and recently closed transactions. You don't have to be the lowest priced home in your subdivision when significant improvements have been made, but it should be priced right.
You May Want To Consider Sweetening the Deal
Sellers that offer the buyer a credit towards their closing costs will in some cases receive more attention from house hunters looking at similar homes that are also on the market.
Do everything you can to get your home in excellent shape. Make it look aesthetically pleasing and accessible to qualified buyers. Be prepared to make some concessions at closing. This will increase the odds of getting your home sold quickly.
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