Current Tips To Prep for Your Home Sale

By
Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Maui Properties

Even in a hot sellers’ market like today’s in which homes are selling so quickly, it’s still important to make a good first impression on potential buyers. Taking the time upfront to prep your house appropriately can bring in the greatest return on your investment.


Here are a few current and  simple tips to make sure you maximize the sale of your house:


1. Price It Right
One of the first things buyers will notice is the price of your house. That’s why it’s important to price it right. Your goal in pricing your house is to draw attention from competing buyers and let bidding wars push the final sales price up. Pricing your house too high to begin with could put you at a disadvantage by discouraging buyers from making an offer.

I can help you find a price for your home that reflects the current market value. It's my job to help you with this crucial first step.


2. Keep It Clean
It may sound simple, but keeping your house clean is key to making sure it gets the attention it deserves. As realtor.com says in the Home Selling Checklist:


When selling your home, it’s important to keep everything tidy for buyers. . . . Remember to take special care with the bathroom, making sure the tile, counters, shower, and floors shine.

Before each buyer visits, assess your space and determine what needs your attention. Wash the dishes, make the beds, and put away any toys. Doing these simple things can reduce any potential distractions for buyers.

3. Make It Easy To Visit
Giving buyers the opportunity to see your house on their schedule can be a true game-changer. Buyers are less likely to make an offer if it’s difficult to plan a tour or they can’t easily fit it into their schedule. Making your house available as often as possible helps create opportunities for more buyers to fall in love with your house.

I promise to keep your health and safety top of mind when buyers tour your home. As a licensed fulltime professional, I use the latest guidelines to stay up to date on any protocols and sanitization recommendations.


4. Help Buyers Feel at Home
Finally, it’s important for buyers to see all the possible ways they can make your house their next home. As the realtor.com article puts it:

The goal is to create a blank canvas on which buyers can project their own visions of living there, and loving it.

An easy first step to create this blank canvas is removing personal items – pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings – from your space. If you’re unsure what should be packed away and what can stay, call me. Spending the time on this step can pay off in the long run, as the 2021 Profile of Home Staging from the National Association of Realtors notes:

Eighteen percent of sellers’ agents said home staging increased the dollar value of a residence between 6% and 10%.

Bottom Line
To make the most of today’s sellers’ market, avoid the temptation to skip over the essential preparation steps. Let’s connect today to discuss all the ways you can maximize your home sale.  Call today, Zdenka "Zee" Mahan at 408.656.4439!

 

SOURCE:  mykcm . com

Comments (3)

M.C. Dwyer
Melody Russell Team at eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Felton, CA
MC Dwyer-Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

Well said - yet some agents still let their sellers skip these essential steps, and their sales prices inevitably suffer.   Looks like we are both lucky to live and sell homes in such desirable locations!

Nov 27, 2021 10:55 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Zee Mahan these are very valuable list of current tips for a home sale.

Nov 27, 2021 11:07 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Zee Mahan your suggestions are simple and easy to do, but have a lot of impact on how quickly a house will sell.

Nov 27, 2021 01:14 PM