So you’re finally ready to sell your house. Congratulations!
You still have some work ahead of you, though. How do you make sure that your house is “market ready” and ready to sell?
Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be the drawn-out process you might be dreading. With these five quick tricks, your home will be ready to sell in no time. Keep reading to learn more!
1. Choose the Right Agent
It might seem like an obvious step, but choosing the right listing agent will make things much easier and efficient in the long run. A good listing agent will represent your home and your best interests at the highest level.
The best way to find a good agent is to start by asking friends and family that have recently bought or sold a house. Then you can continue your search online, making sure to consider agents’ qualifications.
2. Deep Clean Your Home
This may not seem like a “quick” step, but a deep clean of your house will actually make it much more presentable to potential buyers. This means your house will spend less time on the market.
There might also be fixes to consider making in your home. Once your agent has seen your home, they will likely give you suggestions to help you make your home more appealing.
3. Depersonalize Your Home
A quick but oh-so-important step to take while preparing to list your home is depersonalizing all your spaces. It’s important that potential buyers see themselves living in your home, so personal items will make that visualization harder.
Obvious modifications and decorations on the exterior of the house could be a turn-off as well. Both the interior and the exterior of the house should look like a clean slate for potential buyers.
4. Do a Walkthrough With a Friend
Before you decide to list your home, make sure you do a final walkthrough with someone you trust. A friend can provide a fresh perspective on your home and point out things you might not have noticed.
A friend can even bring a fresh nose into your home. Ask them if they notice any unusual odors when they walk around the house. You’d be surprised how our noses adjust to smells we experience every day.
5. Professional (Or Professional-Looking) Photos
One of the most important tips to selling your home we can give is to get professional photos taken. Most people will see your home in photos before they see it in person, so it’s super important to make a good first impression.
However, if it’s a little too pricey to get professional photos done by a photographer, make sure your photos still look professional. You want clear, brightly-lit photos that display your home in the best possible light.
Getting Your Home “Market Ready”
It can be intimidating to prepare to sell your house, but hopefully now you have some ideas that will help you get your home market ready. Good luck!
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