Owning a home can be a great way to build long-term wealth. While buying and owning a home can be a great option, most people will inevitably choose to sell their homes to move into something new. When you are looking to sell your home, there are four different tips that you should follow to prepare your home for sale.
Determine Right Listing Price
When you are looking to prepare your home for sale, the first thing that you need to do is determine the right listing price. Regardless of what your home looks like, if you price the home too high, it will be very hard to sell. On the other hand, listing it too low will result in missing out on excess money. To determine the right listing price, you should spend time reviewing active market comps as well as recent sales prices in your neighborhood. After doing some independent research, talk to a qualified realtor who has experience selling homes in your area. They will be the best resource for helping you make the final decision on what your initial listing price should be.
Before you start listing your home and allowing realtors showings, you should consider hiring a home-stager. A home staging company will be able to read decorate your home in a fashion that will make it more attractive to buyers. This normally will include placing modern and stylish furniture and decorations in your home, which will help to appeal to a greater pool of potential buyers. Talk to your realtor about the best options for your home and what has worked best in your area before.
When you are getting ready to list your home for sale, you should also complete any open projects that you are working on. This should include any remodeling projects, plumbing or other repairs, or any other open items. Having any project open and visible to home seekers will make your home up here unfinished, and could leave a poor impression. Finishing these projects can also improve the value of your home and can attract more interested people. It will also correct many problems that could be found during the home inspection and save you time and money during that part of the selling process.
Improve Curb Appeal
When you are looking to sell your home, you should also focus on improving the curb appeal of the home. While it may often be overlooked, the exterior of your home when someone approaches it will give a first and lasting impression. Because of this, you should focus on improving your yard, ensuring that all your plant life is properly groomed, and cleaning up any unnecessary clutter at the front of your house. If necessary, repainting or power washing the exterior of your home could be a great small investment.
Selling a home can be a daunting process, especially if it is your first time. Fortunately, there are four tips that can be followed when you are looking to prepare your home for sale, which should result in you receiving a quicker and higher sale.
The Adair Real Estate Team is a team of real estate agents in Coeur d'Alene ID, brokered by Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty. We are full service Realtors for buying and selling real estate in Coeur d'Alene and all of North Idaho.
Jordan Adair | 208-449-1813 | Jordan@adairteam.com