Tips for when you sell your home
Selling a home can be an emotional and arduous time for many people, but the agents of Team Grondin have the experience to guide you through the process to make it as quick and easy as possible. Here are some of their top tips for when it comes time to sell your house.
Set the right asking price
One of the most important factors when selling a home is setting the right asking price. Set it too high and your house could sit on the market for a long time and if it’s priced too low, you won’t maximize the return on your investment. That’s where having an expert real estate agent like those of Team Grondin helps. They know the market and are able to establish the right price for your home.
Enhance your house’s curb appeal
You only have one chance at a first impression when a buyer comes to your home. That impressions starts as they walk to your front door so make sure your house looks great from the outside. Keep the grass trimmed, plant some flowers or paint the door; take whatever steps necessary to make your house stand out.
De-clutter and de-personalize your house
Your house might look great on the outside, but if it’s a mess inside, it’s an instant turn-off for would-be buyers. Put away your knick-knacks and souvenirs and consider storing them somewhere else to make your house look its roomiest. Think of the perfect photos you see in home-decor magazines where the only stuff in the rooms is there to enhance the look.
Fix anything that’s broken
If you have minor repairs around the house that need to be fixed, now is the time to do them. You don’t want a buyer to think your house is falling apart so touch up dents in the walls, fix broken door handles and replace burnt-out bulbs to make sure everything is in top shape.
Keep it clean
It’s always a good idea to keep your house spotless, but it’s easy to let home maintenance slide when you get busy. That can’t happen when you’re selling a house so keep your floors tidy and your counter surfaces clean as you would if your mother was coming over to visit.
Keep it bright
Good light always helps sell a house. Let the sunshine in by opening up your curtains and keep those windows clean. If you’re showing the house at night, turn on the lights to make the rooms as bright as possible so buyers can get a good look at your home.
Always be ready
You never know when you’re real estate agent is going to want to bring over prospective buyers so be sure that you’ve followed all the tips above so that you will ready for a visit on a moment’s notice.