The following tips can help you justify the highest price for your home:
1. Show-room staging.
It's ultimately the buyers who determine your home's value, not you. For this reason, put yourself in your buyers' mindset to see your home as they do. Looking show-room ready can mean depersonalizing the spaces in your home as much as possible. Make it easy for potential buyers to imagine their own photos on the walls. This is all but impossible if your family photos are there. This applies to furniture as well. You may love your taste, but that doesn't mean everyone else shares your opinion. Almost every home shows better with less furniture. Consider renting a storage unit so that you can store pieces that may block or hinder paths and walkways, along with that super eclectic chair that only you find appealing.
2. Complete home repairs.
There's never been a better time to make those minor repairs you've been putting off. Cracked floor or counter tiles should be replaced, and patch any holes in the walls. Fix the leaky faucets and repair those doors that don't close properly, as well as those kitchen drawers that get jammed.
3. Deep clean.
Remember the importance of making your house sparkle! Wash the windows inside and out. You may be surprised at the difference, especially if it's been a long time since they've been thoroughly cleaned. Rent a pressure washer for the sidewalks, driveway and exterior of the house. Get those bathrooms and the kitchen shining and smelling clean.
4. Professional photography.
Many buyers may explore your house online carefully before deciding whether or not to visit in person. High-quality, well-lit photographs inside and outside can help get your home on the short list of those a buyer wants to visit. Review your real estate agent's current listings and evaluate whether or not the photographs do a good job showcasing what is most appealing about each property. Is a drone used to capture the exterior from an attractive angle in a flattering light? Are interior shots balanced so both the rooms and outdoors are clear and appealing? In contrast, do rooms appear dark due to light from windows? Work with a realtor who uses photography to your advantage.
Recognize the need to reduce the price as quickly as possible. It's generally better to make one larger price reduction than to make small price decreases over time.
This is where having the right real estate professional can make all the difference. Remember, your agent wants to sell your home for the highest price just as much as you do. However, for your agent, it's easier to be more objective about your home and how it's priced.
If you are interested in selling or buying please reach out to me at Haven Real Estate Group!
Katrina Jo Miller
Haven Real Estate Group