Here are 10 best kept secrets to help you get the best price when selling a home.
Pricing It Right
Know how much your home is worth and take between 15 and 20% off the price. You will be bombarded with a lot of potential buyers with some offering multiple bids while others may even bid up the price over what your home is actually worth. It takes courage to do this and many home sellers are afraid to risk it. However, it is the single best approach when it comes to selling a home in Myrtle Beach these days.
Half Empty Closets
Home buyers are very particular when it comes to storage. When you are selling your home, keep half empty closets and make sure that all that’s left in there are neatly organized.
Don’t forget to light up your home. One thing that most home buyers are looking for in a home apart from the location is good light. Clean your windows, take down the drapes, increase the wattage of your bulbs, change the lampshades, and trim the bushes outside to let sunshine inside your home. Do everything that needs to be done to make your house cheery and bright.
Play The Agent Field
Hiring the wrong broker can kill your home sale. You have to be sure that you work with a broker who is well informed, constantly monitors MLS or Multiple Listing Service, know the comps within your neighborhood, and what properties are up for sale. You should hire a broker who makes full use of technology and if possible a tech savvy one to make sure that he or she has all the tools needed to sell your home the soonest and at the best price possible.
Hide The Critters
Some home sellers think that having a dog or cat at home would draw in more potential buyers. Always remember that not everybody is a cat or dog lover. Some of them do not want to go to an open house only to see a bowl of dog food or wind up having tufts of pet hair on their clothes. It might give them an impression that your home is not clean. It is best to send your furry friends to a pet hotel if you are planning an open house.
Fixing minor issues before selling always pays off. However, expensive and huge renovations do not. You won’t be able to get your money back if you do mammoth makeovers before you sell your home. What you should do instead is opt for upgrades that will pay off and help you get top dollar for your house. These include giving your walls a new fresh coat of paint, cleaning the curtains, replacing door handles, fixing leaky faucets, and cleaning the grout.
Depersonalize The House
Don’t forget that one of the keys to selling a home successfully is to depersonalize it. Potential homebuyers will less likely be able to imagine themselves living in your house if your personal stuff are still there. Store one third of your once you have an open house. These include personal keepsakes, photos, and memorabilia photos. You should also hire a home stager who can help you maximize your home’s full potential. He or she will help you arrange your furniture in a way that will best showcase your home’s floor plan and to also maximize the space.
Prioritize Your Kitchen
You are actually selling your kitchen and not your house – that is how important the kitchen is. The advantages of renovating your kitchen are limitless and what’s good about it is that you will most likely get 85% of your money back. It may cost you a bit to replace the countertops but that won’t matter if a buyer offers you thousands more on the asking price because he or she loves your kitchen. Some of the most affordable and fastest kitchen upgrades are installing new cabinet hardware and repainting the cabinets.
Make Your House Show Ready
You need to make sure that your home is always show ready. You will never know when your potential home buyer will walk through the door. You need to always be ready and available by the time they wish to see the place and of course, your house needs to be in tip top shape. Keep the dishwasher cleaned, the dust bunnies stored away, and the bathroom sparkling. It might be a lot of work but it will help get your house sold.
Only The First Impression Matters
It does not matter how great your home’s interior looks, potential home buyers have judged your house even before they walked through the door. You will never have another chance to make a good first impression. It is important to make them feel welcome, warm, and safe whenever the approach your house. Make sure your home exterior look dainty with brightly colored flowers and inexpensive shrubs. You may get a 100% return on the money you spend to improve your home’s curb appeal. Entry ways are very important as well. This space is used for your keys and coat. However, when you are selling, you have to make it more welcoming by adding a vase filled with fresh cut flowers or perhaps some cookies and a small bench on the side.
Call Full Potential Real Estate, LLC if you need the help of a professional and reliable real estate agent in selling your home.
Full Potential Real Estate, LLC
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577