When selling your home, it is important to be aware of the current market conditions and to price your home accordingly. Here are some tips for preparing to sell your home in today's market:
1. Price your home correctly.
Your agent uses neighbourhood comparables to get to his or her opinion of value. Pricing your home correctly from the start is essential in order to generate the most interest and get the best price. Overpriced homes will sit on the market for longer and may eventually have to be reduced in price, which can be embarrassing and costly.
2. Stage your home.
Your agent can help with staging your home to help it look its best and make it more appealing to potential buyers.
3. Make repairs and updates.
If your home needs repairs or updates, it is important to make them before putting your home on the market. Potential buyers will be less likely to make an offer if they see that the home needs work.
4. Clean and declutter your home.
A clean and decluttered home will appear more spacious and will be more appealing to buyers.
5. Use professional photos.
If you are listing your home, it is important that your agent uses professional photos. They will make your home look more appealing, they’re your potential buyer’s first impression and will help to generate more interest.
6. Market your home.
In order to generate the most interest in your home, your agent needs to market it aggressively. This means listing it on MLS®, promoting on social media and websites in order to achieve maximum visibility.
7. Open Houses.
Your agent will hold open houses as they are a great way to generate interest in your home and to get potential buyers in the door.
Make sure to choose an agent who has experience in dealing with potential buyers and knows what it takes to get you the best deal possible while taking all the stress off your shoulders.