Tips for a First-Time Home Seller
Are you a first-time home seller? If so, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. There is a lot to think about when selling your home, from packing up your belongings to finding the right real estate agent. And don’t forget about the actual sale itself! This blog post will provide you with some tips for a successful home sale. Follow these tips, and you will be on your way to selling your home in no time!
1) Straighten Up & Minimize Clutter
Before you list your home on the market, you will want to make sure it is clean and clutter-free. Potential buyers do not want to walk into a house filled with personal belongings — they want to envision themselves living in the space. So get rid of extra furniture, toys, knick-knacks, etc., to make your home look more spacious! Consider renting a storage unit for packed boxes and excess furniture if you don’t have a new home to move them to yet.
2) Make Repairs
Next to clutter, buyers do not want to see faulty appliances or broken fixtures when they tour a house for sale; buyers don’t want to spend extra money on repairs after buying a home, and you can list your house for a higher price if everything is in tip-top shape. You can stay ahead of the game by fixing all of the following things before putting your home on the market:
- Leaky faucets
- Faulty electrical appliances
- Faulty plumbing
If you do not have the skills to make these repairs yourself, seek out a reliable handyperson who can help. This way, your house will be in tip-top shape for buyers!
3) Clear Out Closets
Closets are one of the first places that buyers look. If they can fit their entire wardrobe inside your walk-in closets, you will make a good impression on them! Clear out your closest before putting your home on the market so that you can show off its full potential.
4) Hire the Right Realtor
When hiring a realtor, do some research beforehand. The internet is your best friend here! Read reviews online to get an idea of who you should hire. Most importantly, be sure that you are working with someone specializing in first-time home sellers. They will understand your situation more than a Realtor who mainly deals with experienced homeowners.
5) Be Flexible on Your Price
It is important to remember that buyers are looking for deals when selling your house. If you list your home at an incredibly high price, they will not be interested in it. If the home is too cheap, they may wonder if there are any significant issues that you are not telling them about. So be flexible when it comes to your home’s price. You can raise or lower the price until buyers start expressing serious interest in the property.
Originally published on PeterBubelPropertyManagement.com on February 17, 2022