In today’s buyer’s market it is crucial for sellers to make their home as appealing as possible. Here are ideas that may put your house above the competition in this market.
Don’t forget the outdoors when it comes to staging. Remember, curb appeal goes a long way and creates a lasting first impression. Refresh your landscaping, entryways and even outdoor décor to maximize the space. The warmer seasons really let you showcase the outdoor potential of your home.
Be realistic and flexible. It is a buyer’s market, so you may need to price your property aggressively. Weigh offers with an open mind and be willing to negotiate.
Get a pre-sale inspection. Any necessary repairs will be brought to your attention and if there are none, a clean home inspection report is a selling advantage. Also, this eliminates the possibility of delays in the closing process once you’ve accepted an offer.
Sweat the small stuff. De-clutter the garage, repaint the doorframes, caulk the tub, replace burnt out light bulbs, fix leaky faucets or creaky doors-don’t let these small, inexpensive repairs detract from the overall value of your home.
Add value to your property with incentives. Offer to pay for inspections, or even offer allowances such as flooring, (if the carpet is worn or wood needs to be refinished) paint allowance, or some other upgrade that would be enticing to buyers.