In a challenging real estate market, you need to have a solid plan for appealing to prospective buyers. Investing in ways to boost the salability of your home, advertising your property effectively, and maintaining the condition of your property will assist you in speeding up the sale of your home. By following these highly effective tips, you can decrease the amount of time needed to sell your home and generate the kind of profit you want.
Are you trying to sell your property and want the process to go faster?
There are many ways in which homeowners can increase the value of their properties, appeal to prospective buyers, and make the process of selling a home go more smoothly. Using techniques to enhance a property and bring in more potential buyers can be highly beneficial, especially in Edmonton’s tough real estate market.
One of the most important areas to consider when selling your home are its condition and appearance. Although some buyers may be interested in properties that are ‘fixer-uppers’ or that can be remodeled to suit their preferences, most prospective homeowners are interested in properties that are updated and move in ready.
Many people, especially those with demanding careers or families, do not have the time or the resources to spend on extensive remodeling projects. Because of this, it is important to make sure that your home has updated features, including appliances, cabinets, and flooring. Investing in these features also has the potential to increase the value of your home and make it stand out to prospective buyers. However, we can set up a meeting to see if this investment is worth it for the sale of your home, or whether we should just price the property more accordingly.
It is also very important to make sure that the home’s outdoor space has been maintained. Making sure that the grass is cut, plants are taken care of, and that fences are in good condition are characteristics that potential buyers will find appealing and that will make them interested in your property. Create an outdoor space that the new owners can envision themselves spending time in. It may be helpful to invest in new flowers and plants to brighten up the space. It may also be advantageous to clean any outdoor furniture and décor to create a comfortable and peaceful environment.
Decorate for the new buyers, not yourself
You may want to invest in new paint, doors, cabinets, light fixtures, and home accessories, such as rugs, couch pillows, or wall art. You can also choose to purchase new furniture, rent furniture for home viewing (staging), or even ask others if they have any furniture or accessories that you can borrow for the staging process.
Creating a welcoming and warm space will appeal to a range of buyers and make it easier for them to imagine themselves living in the home. Get started by having me over for a market evaluation and consultation about staging your home for sale.
Keep it clean
When presenting your home for sale, it is also very important to make sure that it is clean. It may be beneficial to invest in a professional cleaning company to make sure that all aspects of the home, including carpets, windows, and even baseboards are spotless. Not only is this appealing to prospective buyers who are viewing the home, it makes the move-out process easier for you, saves time for showing preparation, and also makes the move-in process easier for new homeowners.
It would also be helpful to have your home inspected by a professional and well-respected company prior to beginning the process of selling your home. It is important to determine if there are any potential problems with your home, such as structural issues, mold, or outdated or faulty systems and appliances. By performing a pre-listing home inspection, you can prevent major delays in the home selling process.
Price it right
Another important step that you can take in the home selling process is to make sure that you are selling your home for a reasonable amount given its condition, age, location, and the price of nearby properties that are similar to yours. As a Realtor, I can give you the best advice on pricing your home to sell. It is especially important in a challenging market to appeal to buyers by setting a reasonable price.
When deciding to place your home for sale, there are many important decisions to make, and many aspects of the home selling process to consider. It is important that your home is up to date, well maintained, and advertised extensively and professionally.
Want to know how to get the best price possible, even in today’s market? Want to know what similar ones on your street have sold for? Give me a call! Jeneen Marchant, Re/Max Real Estate – (780) 904-4240