Top Home Selling Secrets
If you are looking for the best ways to sell your home, look no further! Cornerstone Realty have our top home selling secrets that will help you attract the right buyer in no time.
Image is Everything
The first place that many prospective buyers go when looking for a new home is the internet. With an endless wealth of resources and homes for sale, the competition is high. If you want your home to stand-out the key is to have lots of well-taken photographs to accompany your online listing. Some studies have shown that listings with 6 or more photos are twice as likely to attract buyers than those with fewer than 6. Some tips to help you take the perfect photos: make sure that your home is in perfect order (no clutter), take the photos during the day when there is a lot of light (bright homes sell!), have at least one photo for every room and the front and back of your home. You can find out more about how good photography helps with selling your home here.
While having your home listed on your agents website is standard practice these days, there are many other ways to sell your home on the internet. Use the resources that are already available to you – for example, you can reach hundreds of people with a personalized advert for your home on Facebook. Or, create a short video on YouTube that shows your home at its best – a virtual tour of your home and the surrounding areas such as your favorite coffee shop or a nearby park that you can take your dog or kids to are great ways to show other people the life that they could live in your home.
De-Clutter and De-Personalize
Talking about showing your home off at its best through photos and the internet, when a prospective buyer sees your house in person it should far exceed their expectations. Make sure that your home is always showhouse-ready by making it a place that is welcoming and that others can imagine themselves in. The best way to do this is by simply decluttering and removing all personal items. Since you are in the process of moving, it would save you time by boxing away all your personal belongings and in the process decluttering your home. This is also a great way to keep your property safe during an open house. If you are clueless when it comes to making your home appealing, you can read up about staging your home for some help.
Find the Right Agent
The most important tip when it comes to selling your home is that you find a good real estate agent who understands what you want as well as what the market wants. They can advise you about the best way to sell your home, the perfect price point, staging your home, necessary upgrades or quick fixes that will need to be done, help you with open houses, manage appointments with prospective buyers and so much more. A good realtor is an indispensable tool when it comes to finding a buyer and closing a sale – if you find a realtor that you can trust you can rest assured that your home is in good hands.