Are you among those homeowners who are planning to put their houses up for sale? Keep in mind that you only have one chance to make a good impression regardless of the market conditions or the season. You have to make it memorable. So, before selling a home, there are a few things you need to do. Listed below are five New Year’s resolutions that will help you sell your home fast and for the highest price possible.
Set Your Listing Date
Schedule your listing date ahead of time so you know what to expect, plan, and prepare for the selling your home. The process involved when it comes to moving to a new home and having your old home sold to the right person is a coordinated effort between you and an expert real estate agent Myrtle Beach. You also have to work with other professional like a lawyer, lender, home inspector, movers, to name a few. This is also applicable to those who are buying a home. Contact a selling agent in advance and discuss what your options are and ask for advice before you begin anything.
Repair and Replace
If you are planning to sell your home, you have to check its current condition and do the necessary repairs well before listing. Stained carpets, cracked drywall, defective light bulbs, and other minor problems are simple to fix and will not break the bank. However, if you ignore these things, it could significantly affect the offers you receive when you sell your house. It can be quite difficult to evaluate your home. It is better to ask a friend to check your home and provide you with a constructive criticism afterward. You can also hire a home inspector to check your house and a handyman to do the repairs and replacements as required.
At least three to six months before your house is listed, ask your agent to scan comparable listings to obtain a ballpark price estimate. Always remember that different factors will affect the selling price of your house such as the size of the lot, interior finishes, landscaping, proximity to the road, parks, schools, and public transit. Your real estate agent will check your home before it gets listed to make sure that it will have the right price to attract serious home buyers.
Get Rid Of The Clutter
A cluttered home will make your house look small. Depending on how long you have stayed in your house and your lifestyle, declutter can be a big undertaking. Take it one step at a time. Start in one room and when you are done, move to another. Know what you want, need, and love. What are the things you can do without? What do you get after doing all these? You don’t have to bring with you the things that you do not need as well as those items that will only make your new home look cluttered.
When the time has come for you to sell your home, you have to stage it to showcase your property at its best condition and appearance. You need to keep all your photos and other personal belongings away so that prospective home buyers can picture themselves living in their new home. All other non-essential items should also be put in storage and you should also consider renting home furnishings that will improve the aesthetics of your home’s interior. Your real estate agent may offer staging as part of their services so don’t forget to ask about it.
Call Full Potential Real Estate if you are planning to sell your home.
Full Potential Real Estate, LLC
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577