Fall Selling To Do's

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA 92593-B

When selling your home it is wise to be diligent in prepping your home for sale. Today I am sharing an article about how to prepare your house for Sale. Keep in mind, the better you prep your house the easier it will be for people to see their "stuff" integrated within the 4 walls, and, the more you will receive for the sale price.

How To Prep Your House for Sale This Fall

How To Prep Your House for Sale This Fall

Today’s housing market is different than it was just a few months ago. And if you’re thinking about selling your house, that may leave you wondering what you need to do differently as a result. The answer is simple. Taking the time upfront to prep your house appropriately and create a solid plan can help bring in the greatest return on your investment.

Here are a few simple tips to make sure you maximize the sale of your house this fall.

1. Price It Right

One of the first things buyers will notice is the price of your house. That’s because the price sends a message to home shoppers. Pricing your house too high to begin with could put you at a disadvantage by discouraging buyers from making an offer. On the flip side, pricing your house too low may make buyers worry there’s some underlying issue or something wrong with the home.

Your goal in pricing your house is to gain the attention of prospective buyers and get them to make an offer. And with price growth and buyer demand moderating, as well as a greater supply of homes available for sale, pricing your home appropriately for where the market is today has become more important than ever before.

But how do you know that perfect number? Pricing your house isn’t a guessing game. It takes skill and expertise. Work with a trusted real estate advisor to determine the current market value for your home.

2. Keep It Clean

It may sound simple but keeping your house clean is another 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, and you never know when a buyer is going to want to schedule a last-minute tour.”

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

For more tips, check out this checklist for preparing your house for sale. Ultimately an agent is your best resource for tailored advice, but this list can help get you started.

3. 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. An easy first step to create this blank canvas is removing personal items, like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. It’s also a good idea to remove any excess furniture to help the rooms feel bigger and make sure there’s ample space for touring buyers to stand and look at the layout.

If you’re unsure what should be packed away and what can stay, consult your trusted real estate advisor. Spending the time on this step can pay off in the long run. As a recent article from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) explains:

Staging is the art of preparing a home to appeal to the greatest number of potential buyers in your market. The right arrangements can move you into a higher price-point and help buyers fall in love the moment they walk through the door.”

Bottom Line

Selling a house requires prep work and expertise. If you’re looking to sell your house this season, lean on a trusted real estate professional for advice on how to get it ready to list, how to help it stand out in today’s shifting market, and more.

Thank you to KCM for compiling this information

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I pray that God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ will be kind to you and bless you with peace

2 Thessalonians 1:2

 

Doug Dawes REALTOR®, AWREP, LMC

Broker Sales Associate

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY - Topsfield/Newburyport

49 Main Street
Topsfield, MA 01983
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 978-270-3037  ~ Cell
 DougDawes@KW.com

Comments (14)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice to share with home sellers.

Have a very special holiday weekend.

Oct 08, 2022 07:11 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Roy Kelley 

Thank you for stopping by and commenting. You and Dolores enjoy this weekend too

Oct 08, 2022 07:29 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Doug,

You are right this fall if you are coming on market you need to go the extra mile and show it spotless, de-cluttered and priced right if you expect an offer! It requires extra preparation and will be worth the effort!

Oct 08, 2022 08:44 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Doug and great information to share with us here in the Rain.  You are so right with this.  Make it a great weekend.

Oct 08, 2022 10:18 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend, it all starts again on Monday. Bill with #AEP

Oct 08, 2022 12:23 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Doug awesome advice to sellers, not just now but in any market. Of Course, now it is more appropriate than ever. Endre

Oct 08, 2022 10:52 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Doug - no matter the market - making a buyer feel that this could be their home is very important.

Oct 09, 2022 04:04 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

That is the best formula for each season of the year Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Enjoy this weekend

Oct 09, 2022 06:42 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Thank you for stopping by and commenting Will Hamm How are the colors coming along in CO?

Oct 09, 2022 06:43 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

It's like groundhog day each and every day...lol @Bill Salvatore

Oct 09, 2022 06:44 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. 

There are no secrets about how to present real estate for sale.  

Oct 09, 2022 06:45 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Grant Schneider This part of your comment is essential "making a buyer feel that this could be their home is very important."

Oct 09, 2022 06:46 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker
Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.
Oct 10, 2022 03:53 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Richard Weeks 

Glad you enjoyed the post. And likewise, enjoy this 3-day weekend

Oct 10, 2022 05:14 AM