🏡How To Sell A Small House

Real Estate Agent with RL Real Estate Group

Recent trend in the home market has revealed that smaller homes are selling faster than the bigger homes. Many home buyers desire smaller homes, however; selling one can pose a tough challenge. The secret involved in selling a small house is to show buyers what they are missing. The task of selling this type of house is solely based upon an important factor, i.e. size. While purchasing small houses is easy, what is rarely addressed is how to sell them. Below are tips to consider for successfully selling a small house.              

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It is obvious that small homes show clutters which often make them look like a mess. In fact, the messier the home appears, the smaller it looks. Remove less important and unused possessions from the home and start making moves to downsize it. Your countertops should be cleared while a large number of your clothing should be removed from your closet and properly organized. The home should also be spotlessly cleaned. Remove every home -office furniture and the computers from the living room. Do not create an impression for the buyers that there are limited rooms to use in the home. Add a sense of spaciousness to your small homes by planting tall green plants. An advantage of living in small houses compared with mansions is that small houses are comfortable, pleasant and cozy. This is why you should focus on making your small home more inviting and comfortable so that it attracts prospective buyers. 

🏦Light The Space

The lighter your home is, the more space it has. Strategic lighting plays tricks on the mind. Ensure the windows are inwardly and outwardly clean to allow maximum amount of natural light. Besides, effective use of lamps should be made, to enable your rooms to be well lit. You can also utilize corner lamps, which convey light upwards. When you carefully follow these tips, an illusion of space will be created.   


🏩Highlight Its Economic Friendly Features

Many people consider smaller houses today due to economic factors. It is expensive to look and cool a large home. Small homes will never run out of demand, especially with gas prices on the rise. Highlight this economic aspect to your home buyers. You can display the energy and money saving aspect of your home via a large sign or creating of snazzy brochure. Enlighten your buyers that they will save huge money as a result of insulation or solar panel gadgets you have fitted in your home. Convince them that these special given energy technologies will save them money on utility bills. Besides, they will enjoy lower properties taxes and low maintenance. Enumerate these sensitive issues to potential buyers and watch as they compete for its possession. The more you can convince your buyers, the more appealing your house will be. 

 🏫Concentrate On The Exterior Parts

Since the home is small, you can focus on the exterior part by adding the illusion of depth with smart land scraping to make it appear bigger. A lot of outdoor space can be a great selling point. You can accomplish this by planting taller plant close to the house while smaller ones are planted further away. With this, an impression created will be that the yard goes farther back than it actually does. Besides, at the entrance of your home, plant tall shrubs in rows. This will create an illusion of length. 

🏣Sell The Location

Endeavour to sell the home location as much as possible to attract prospective buyers. Let potential buyers be aware of the shops, restaurants and every amenity within the location. Nearness to these facilities will create a hot demand for your home.     

🏦Highlight The Home’s Space – Saving Features

You can flaunt some items in your home like the fold out furniture and the inbuilt bookshelves. Let your prospective buyers know that you are not downsizing your lifestyle despite downsizing your home. It is crucial to understand the fact the key to selling a small home is based on highlighting its strong features and benefits to intending buyers. 

 🏪Consult An Experienced Real Estate Agent

It can be extremely stressful to sell your house by yourself. The role of listing agents in house selling cannot be under-estimated. It is certain that you will want to present your home in the best light. A realtor will set specific times for showings, so as to minimize intrusions in your small home.

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  Consult a seasoned, competent and experienced real estate agent who has a track record of sales with proofs. Your realtor can also assist you to promote the listing on the social media via a variety of the home photos. Before the decision to sell your small house, it is highly essential that you have a real estate professional know the value of your property and help you facilitate the selling process. From here, you can take the best course of action to make sure that you get the best possible deal for your listing. Talk to a home buying expert from RL Real Estate Group. Regan Laughlin and her team at RL Real Estate Group can give you complete peace of mind and do everything for you. Contact the experts at RL Real Estate Group now, at 605-212-8431. Texts are welcomed. You can also visit their website at www.rlrealestategroup.com for more information. They will be more than happy to be of service to you. 


As mentioned earlier, there is increasing popularity for smaller homes in recent times; however, much work is still involved in selling them. Ensure your home looks as spacious and attractive to attract prospective buyers. Hence, first and foremost, focus on de-cluttering, then add the illusion of space, sell the location and focus on the outer exterior. Do not forget to highlight its economic friendly and home saving features in addition to advertising its location and consulting an experienced estate agent. These seven enumerated tips should be carefully considered to enable you woo potentials buyers in no time.  



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Alex Rubin
Douglas Elliman - Long Beach, NY
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Great points, Regan. I've had a few small homes that went quickly since they went by a few of that crieria: location was great, bright and clutter-free interior that made the home appear more spacious.

Dec 28, 2017 09:47 AM #1
Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166
Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229 - Brooklyn, NY
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Thanks for sharing these tips regarding how to sell a small house.  I've bookmarked this post to share with one of my associates who just listed a small one bedroom duplex home and find it to be a challange.  Thanks.

Dec 28, 2017 03:16 PM #2
Thomas Maloney
Supercheap Storage South Brisbane - Sydney, AU

Every house has its pros and cons and it is our job as a homeowner to highlight what are the plus points of our house. Our house could be small but if it is clear of clutters and it looks cozy and welcoming, nothing would scare potential buyers away. Make the house as presentable as possible to create that attractive persona.

Apr 16, 2019 12:00 AM #3
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