Whether you’re selling your home in 12 South or have a home for sale in the Gulch’s 1212 condos,, putting your home on the market can be stressful. Week after week of showings require your house to be presentable at all times, not to mention the hassle of vacating at a moment’s notice. If you have pets or children, that stress is multiplied. But buyers will be most interested in your home the first few weeks it’s on the market — so you need to hit the ground running and sell before your listing grows stale.
Most agents know that To sell a home quickly, it needs to show well, be marketed well, and priced correctly. And these amazing trips can help!
Get a storage unit
You might think the easiest way to declutter your home is to shove everything into the closets. Bad idea: Anyone who tours your home is going to check out the storage spaces, and disorganized, overstuffed closets only serve as evidence that your home is lacking in storage space, and can turn prospective buyers off. Instead, get a storage unit to house the things you won’t need while your home is on the market. The general rule? Get rid of a third of your stuff, and if you don’t use it every day, store it!
Staging and photography
A professional home stager sees your home from a buyer’s perspective — a good one understands how to highlight its strengths and soften its flaws. Your buyer’s first impression will be those listing photos, and studies show that homes with more than six listing photos online are twice as likely to be viewed by buyers. But not everyone wants their home staged (or has the money for it).
If every inch of your walls are covered with wedding photos, it can felt bizarre for home buyers to have such a clear look into the seller’s life in the house… and that can make it hard for them to imagine it being their house — and to focus on the home’s other features. Of course, your kids’ baby pictures are adorable, but when your home is on the market, they need to come down for prospective buyers to imagine themselves living there.
Light it up
A dark or poorly lit home feels damp and depressing. Brighten it up by using natural and artificial light. Get the highest wattage light bulb for that light fixture, and it will instantly brighten up the room! And when you leave for showings, turn the lights on and open curtains and blinds. Believe it or not, a fresh coat of pale paint can also brighten a room.
Increase your home’s curb appeal
Curb appeal is everything, and your home’s exterior is typically the first thing a buyer sees in person and when browsing online. If it doesn’t look good, a buyer won’t even consider looking at the interior shots. Tidy up your yard and trim hedges. Make sure the lawn is edged, and maybe even get some potted plants for the porch. Consider pressure-washing your house, walkways, and driveway, or even adding some fresher paint to your trim and shutters.