By: Kashif Siddiqui
What you need to know to get your home SOLD!
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1. Find a great Real Estate Agent
Think you can sell your home yourself, and pocket the cash you would otherwise pay an agent? It can be tempting, especially in a hot market, but resist the urge, says the real estate experts, a real estate consultant with Re/max. He’s found that a " For sale by owner" transaction is almost always a disaster, leading you to sacrifice both money and time.
That said, don’t just blindly hire the agent who most recently sent you a flier or the one your uncle’s friend's co-worker's cousin used. Do some research to find a real esate agent who is knowledgeable about your specific market, and then interview him to make sure he is a good fit.
2. Consider your curb appeal
Make sure the first thing prospective buyers see of your home entices them to want to see more. Yes, for better or worse, buyers do tend to judge a book by its cover. By investing some effort in relatively easy fixes like planting colorful flowers and repainting your front door, the outside of your house can beckon them to come on in.
3. Declutter living areas
Less is definitely more when it comes to getting your house ready to show.Do a clean sweep of counters, windowsills, tables, and all other visible areas, and then tackle behind closed doors: closets, drawers, and cupboards—since virtually nothing is off-limits for curious buyers. And if the house is overflowing with stuff, they might worry that the house won’t have ample space for their own belongings.
Take the excess and donate or pack it up for a storage space. The bonus to taking care of this now is that it’s one less chore you’ll have to do when it’s actually time to move.
4. Depersonalize your space
The next step on your declutter list? You want to remove any distractions so the buyers can visualize themselves and their family living in the property. The goal is to create a blank canvas on which house hunters can project their own visions of living there, and loving it.
5. Repaint walls to neutral tones
You might love that orange accent wall, but if it’s your potential buyer’s least favorite color, that could be a turnoff.“You’re pretty safe with neutral colors because it's rare that someone hates it, but the other benefit is that a light color allows [buyers] to envision what the walls would look like with the color of their choice.
6. Consider staging
Does your house screams 1985? Nothing invigorates a house like some new furnishings or even just a perfectly chosen mirror. The key is getting your home staged by a professional. Home stagers will evaluate the current condition and belongings in your house and determine what elements might raise the bar. They might recommend you buy or rent some items, or they might just reorganize your knickknacks and bookshelves in a whole new (that is, better) way.
7. Use high quality photos and videos
Let your realtor's photographer take care of this. The professional photographer know exactly how to present your house. First impression is everything. Almost a 100 % buyers view the property online before booking a showing.
8. Ensure your home is marketed correctly
Marketing is an art and a good real esate professional with good experience will understand the type of marketing needed for your property. Marketing a home these days include : MLS, Global marketing, Severals websites, Social Media, Online Publication, Direct Email Marketing, Youtube, Marketing to other local agents and Data base, Flyers, Etc.