Of course you are hoping to get top dollar for your home, and we hope so too. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to make your home appeal to the highest number of buyers. We know it can be hard to hide your favorite sports memorabilia, or your ten favorite photos of the grand-kids, but just remember that it is only temporary. Your efforts to create a blank slate will help buyers in imagining their lives taking place in your home. The sooner your homes sells, the sooner you will be in the new place you are aiming to get in to- and you can load it full of all of your favorite things 🙂 Wondering what to do next? Read on for realtown.com’s 7 simple ways to get the most money for your home. Cheers! – Melody & Natalie
7 Selling Tips to Get The Most Money For Your Home
1. Photos Of Your Home Must Be The Very Best
Buyers and agents decide if they are going to look at a home based on the photos that they see online. Nine out of ten home buyers search for homes on the Internet. When the photos are not good the buyers don’t show up.
The more good photos they see online the better. On average, a minimum of 21 photos of your home will generate 4 times more leads than 6-10 photos.
The best photos are those taken with a Digital SLR Camera, Ultra Wide-angle lens, and enhanced with special photographic software by someone who really knows how to photograph a home.
2. Remove Your Personal Photos
I know your kids or grand kids are cute, but buyers need to see themselves living in the home and that does not happen when they see photos of “your” family throughout the home.
3. Best to Keep Your Favorite Sports Teams and Religious Affiliations To Yourself.
We know you are a true fan of your favorite sports team, but don’t display their memorabilia in your home. Fans of an opposing team may reject your home immediately if they see reminders of the team they like to hate. Likewise, displaying religious art and objects will brand your home as being fit only for someone with those same beliefs. You do not want to limit your market.
4. Remove The Clutter
Clutter detracts from a home, cheapens it, and is a turnoff to buyers. You are going to need to pack up or throw away all that “stuff” anyway when you move, so do it now. You would “detail” your car to get a better price if you wanted to sell it, why not “detail” you home?