Sell Quickly By Making Your Home More Marketable with These Tips

Sell Quickly By Making Your Home More Marketable with These Tips from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Adventures of Frugal Mom

Life has a peculiar way of turning your life upside down and forces you to do things faster than you’d like. Selling your house is usually something you’d normally think about carefully, but if you’re in a situation where it needs to be sold quickly, it can be overwhelming.  Whatever the reason may be as to why you need to move, we have a few tips that’ll improve your home’s marketability so you can get it sold quickly and as smoothly as possible. 

1. Work with a top-rated real estate agent

You don’t want to trust just any agent with the task of selling your house. You want to find an agent who’s going to work hard to get your house sold as quickly as possible and for as much money as they can. You’ll want to interview local real estate agents and ask about their qualifications, experience, and how they plan to get the word out about your property. Also, you need to make sure that you feel comfortable working with them. If they have a personality that doesn’t mesh well with yours, it’s not going to be a pleasant experience.

2. List at the right time

Insights from Homelight’s 2021 Spring survey indicate that it’s a strong seller’s market. That means it’s an excellent time to put your house on the market. However, when you’re interviewing an agent, ask them what the market is like and whether it’s a good time to list. Believe it or not, 1% of surveyed agents said they’re actually experiencing a buyer’s market. 

3. Avoid DIY photographs

Photographs are important for marketing your house because 100% of buyers use the internet to look at homes! You could use your smartphone to take pictures, but even the latest device with a top-notch camera isn’t going to do your house justice. Instead of taking your own pictures, hire a professional photographer who specializes in real estate photography. Don’t worry, this is usually taken care of by the real estate agent though.

4. Keep decor neutral

You may have spent years cultivating a design that reflects who you are, but when buyers come through your house, they may not have the same appreciation for bold colors or antique Japanese artwork. It’s always a good idea to keep the decor and wall colors neutral, that way buyers can picture themselves living there and won’t be distracted by your personal touches.

5. Deep clean and declutter

This should go without saying, but when you’re going to sell your house, you need to make sure it’s clean and uncluttered. The name of the game here is to give buyers an unobstructed view of every room, every closet, and every cabinet. You want buyers to focus on the features of your home and not get turned off by dust bunnies, carpet stains, or cobwebs!

6. Try not to list too high

In a seller’s market, you might feel tempted to list your house higher than it may be worth, but you don’t want to go too high! Be realistic with your prices and you can even get an appraisal so you have something to go off of. Also, don’t worry about getting a larger payout through your asking price because with the potential of receiving multiple offers or buyers getting into a bidding war could mean more money in your pocket anyway.

7. Get insight from your agent

In those situations where there’s a lot of interested buyers coming by to see your house but you’re not getting any offers, ask your agent to reach out to the buyer’s agent and ask for feedback. You can then use that feedback to improve on the areas of concern and (hopefully) finally get some offers rolling in. 

Even though it’s a seller’s market in much of the country, you have to be strategic if you want your house to sell quickly. These are just a few tips to get you started, but your agent will be able to give you more ideas and suggestions!

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