A Few Things to Consider When Selling Your Home
We're in a seller's market right now in East Tennessee. Which means there is a decreased amount of inventory compared to the number of buyers who are looking. Typically this causes homes to sell quickly, with buyers competing against each other through multiple offers. But, what if you're trying to sell your home and not having this type of experience? It can be very frustrating when your home is on the market and it's not selling.
There are some things about your home that you just can't change, like location for example. This is one thing that can impact the desirability of your home. You can't just pick up your home and move it into another spot. However, price and condition are two things that you do have control over. It is best to focus on getting these two controllable aspects right when looking to sell your home. Here are a few tips to help get your house sold.
Consider Your Asking Price:
When working with me as your trusted real estate professional, you will receive guidance on pricing your home by determining its value with a thorough market analysis. Sometimes a small adjustment in asking price can go a long way when it comes to getting your home sold.
Get Rid Of Your Stuff:
Potential buyers can't get a good feel for your home and its possibilities if it’s full of stuff. Get as much of your stuff out of the home as you can. That means pare down wall-to-wall furniture, bulky exercise equipment, and other large items like canoes, drum sets, etc. If you have to rent a storage space to hold your bigger items for the duration; do it. It’s totally worth it. If you do nothing else, minimize the clutter of knick-knacks sitting around on shelves and surfaces.
Create a Blank Slate:
Buying a home is an emotional decision. That means anything and everything can sometimes play a role in a buyer's decision. Keep this in mind and try to make your home look and feel as impersonal as possible. Of course you love having photos of your family in every room, but when selling, consider stashing these away. Clear the fridge of kids' drawings, dental appointment cards, etc. Make it easy for your potential buyers to imagine their stuff and their life in the space.
Think curb appeal and fresh paint. DIY or hire a landscaper to plant some flowers and to make your lawn and greenery look amazing. Give the interior of your home a fresh coat of neutral color. Hire a service to do a thorough deep cleaning of your home. Get your carpets replaced or professionally cleaned. It’s a small investment, but completely worth it if it helps make the sale.
Staging doesn't have to be expensive. Invest in some fresh, new towels for the bathrooms, some new sheets or a nice blanket for the bedroom, and add a seasonal touch with a cheerful fall wreath or a holiday themed floral arrangement. It truly makes a difference. Remember the lighting! Dark rooms appear smaller.
The pricing and condition of your home both play a significant role in attracting those would-be buyers. You only get once chance to make a great first impression. I am happy to help you with the entire process of getting your home listed and sold. Reach out to me via phone, email, or even on social media anytime!