Spring and Summer usually the season for a new start, a new beginning. So also, does this affect the housing market, this is when a lot more people buy and sell their homes. Even though traditionally home sales occur throughout the year, but this season is undeniably the peak season in home sales and buying. So if you are a buyer, this is ideally when you have a variety of awesome homes as most sellers put up their homes for sale during this period.
Knowing this as a seller, you would probably think you should not put up your home too, because of the competition, but I can safely tell you that, here are some methods I have for you to make your home stand out amongst others and get the noticeable attention and help you sell at top dollar too. This is not a one day process, it takes time and dedication and here is how you can prepare your home to stand out.
Make it welcoming
Even though you might not be ready to leave your home, there are several ways to make any buyer see themselves already as part of that house, by trying to hide or “get rid of” personal effects which might show that you are still part of the home, such as family pictures, children’s trophies, and other effects which link you to the home. Leaving these items might send a signal to the buyer that they are trying to steal your beloved home from you.
Free up more space
While trying to sell your home, let the buyer imagine what they can do with the available spaces that come with the home. Try to see the house in the eyes of a buyer. Get rid of study that occupies space and is easily movable and let the buyer’s imagination run wild on how they can decorate or arrange the house themselves.
Upgrades and repairs
It is normal for lots of home sellers to repair parts of the house or rooms which are not in the best of shape and the main areas to focus on are the bathrooms and the kitchen, this can be a game changer for many buyers and can even let you sell a lot faster. Making upgrades to your home too is another way to attract attention, such as repainting to a universal color and not just a color you love.
A lot of buyers buy a home based on the emotional connection they have to the house, in other words, love at first sight. Make your home appealing, first from the outside view. Have your lawn clean and looking beautiful, try to hide or cage any pets and clean up the entrance to your home.
Find a quality realtor
The kind of realtor you have can also determine how fast you sell your home. Do your research and try to find out the most convenient realtor that you can find. Find a realtor who can give you all accurate information about your home and draw up a great paperwork for you first before the buyer. Make sure to find out if the title report is clean, as this can greatly affect sales at the last minute. It is always advisable to get a home inspection before putting your home up for sale. A good realtor can help you through all this.