Updated: Dec 17, 2021
When it comes to selling your home, there’s so much you need to take into account. From choosing a real estate agent and pricing your home to timing your sale and preparing both the interior and exterior of your house, it can be overwhelming. Luckily, The Urban Dog Group at Coldwell Banker Realty is here to help!
Seven Tips for Selling Your Home
Here are seven things to keep in mind as you sell your home:
Make a good first impression: You’ll never have another chance to make a good first impression. Focus on curb appeal: Plant some shrubs and bright flowers, and keep the front porch free of falling leaves and cobwebs. Make your entryway inviting with a vase of flowers and even a plate of cookies. You want to set a warm and inviting tone as buyers enter your home for the first time.
Stage your house: Of course, you love your home just as it is, but you want to give buyers a chance to see themselves in it too. Remove a third of your decor, including family photos, books, and personal keepsakes. Rearrange your furniture to open up your house and show off the floor plan and space. You may want to consider hiring a home stager for expert help.
Lighting matters: Do whatever it takes to make your home look bright and light-filled. After location, good light is something that buyers say is a must-have in a home. Start by cleaning the windows — you’ll be surprised how much light is blocked by dirt, dust, and puppy nose prints! Shake out your curtains and dust the blinds. Check your light bulbs and opt for higher wattage if needed.
Hire a great real estate agent: Of course, selling your home for top-dollar often depends on the real estate agent that you hire. You want someone who is in-the-know when it comes to the multiple listing service (MLS) and familiar with comps in your neighborhood. Hire an agent who embraces technology too. In today’s world, a virtual tour and strong social media push can make all the difference! At The Urban Dog Group at Coldwell Banker Realty, we always keep your (and your pets!) best interest in mind.
Be strategic with upgrades: Now is not the time to invest in a major makeover. Let the buyer make those big changes to fit their personal preferences. Instead, you’ll get your money back for small upgrades, like a fresh coat of paint, new cabinet hardware, and nice curtains.
Clean up after your pets: We know how much you love your furry friends, but not every buyer will feel the same way. Before a showing or open house, sweep up any stray food or treat crumbs and make sure the couch is clear of dog hair. You can take it a step further by taking the food and water bowls as well as any beds to the garage or storage room. Keep your pet away for the day to help buyers envision their own family in your space.
Highlight your storage: Every buyer is looking for maximum storage space. Make your cabinets and closets look bigger by taking out half of whatever is in them and then neatly organize what’s left. Yes, potential buyers may snoop — but you’ll be ready to wow them!
Let The Urban Dog Group help you with your real estate needs. Contact Christine Elias at firstname.lastname@example.org.