Now that 2019 has come to an end and we welcome in 2020, some homeowners may be considering listing their homes for sale. There are many factors that influence a home selling, how fast it sells and at what price it will sell. With spring around the corner and the peak of the market, we want to share some tips that could help your home sell quickly and at your desired price.
The first tip can easily be overlooked but makes a tremendous difference when a homebuyer comes to your house looking to buy. That is – decluttering and deep cleaning. These two go hand-in-hand and can completely alter the appearance and ambiance of your home. When it comes to decluttering, starting with one room at a time will help you from becoming overwhelmed. Remembering to keep only what you absolutely can not live without or holds importance can be helpful. Storage bins and labels could also be utilized for organization which will come in handy when your home sells and it’s time for your move. Deep cleaning is important so that homebuyers can imagine themselves living in the home. Lack of cleanliness will not present your home in the best light and homebuyers could be deterred by odor, dust or other uncleanliness.
Another tip that will help in preparing your home for sale is fresh paint on both the interior or exterior. Of course, if this has been done recently on either you can choose to do one or the other. Although it is just paint and can be easily changed, having bright or wild paint colors on or in the home can make a homebuyer look away. When listing your home for sale, it is best to stick with neutral colors that are inviting to homebuyers. Again, you want the homebuyer to be able to picture themselves living in the home with their belongings. Adding fresh paint to a home will also make a home feel newer and more updated. Dull paint can sometimes make a home feel drab even if its neutrals. There’s something about a fresh coat of paint that really brings a house to life.
Curb appeal is what will catch the eye of homebuyers and spark their interest in your home. Since it’s what buyers see first, it is especially important to keep the front of your home maintained, welcoming and fresh. Some ways you can do this is by adding greenery and updated landscaping, adding planters and minimal decor to your front porch, fresh door paint, updated outdoor lighting or even new mailbox numbers. These small details could be the update your home needs to spark interest in someone looking for their new home sweet home.
One bonus tip that can ensure your home sells this spring is pairing with the right agent for you. It is so important to make sure you are paired with an agent that can steer you in the right directions to ensure the most return on investment and also that have vendors readily available for these projects and others that will be aligned with your budget. Our team is ready for this new year and ready to help you sell your home!