It doesn’t take the “luck of the Irish” to sell your home. We’ve created this simplified guide to help simplify the basics of putting your home on the market!
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- Find the right agent for your needs. Do your research. Find an experience real estate agent with a successful track record. Check online client reviews and consider an agent that understands the competition and as a bonus, your neighborhood. Once you select the right agent for you, communicate often, get real about pricing, and listen to their recommendations.
- Enhance your curb appeal. Sure, it’s what’s on the inside that counts – but when it comes to your home, the outside is just as important. Set expectations from the start, whether that’s by adding new sod, outdoor furniture, planting flowers, replacing the mailbox, or repainting your front door – make sure your home has that “WOW” factor that will help differentiate it from others on the market.
- Declutter, depersonalize and organize. Yes, our homes represent more than just our financial assets. They carry an emotional meaning that might be hard to separate from when you’re getting ready to sell. However, the fewer the things there are in the home, the larger it will look. You’ll want to take down family photos, posters, and so on, so prospective buyers can envision THEIR family in the house, and not yours. You may even consider opting for a storage unit to house items you won’t need in your home while it is in the market. If you don’t use it, store it.
- Stage and photograph your home. You want the strengths of your home to be highlighted. That’s where professional home stagers and photographers come into play. Your buyers very first impression will come from listing photos. Stage the house to show how the rooms are supposed to be used. These professionals will see your home from a buyer’s perspective and thus, help get your home sold quicker!
- Do your own marketing. Your agent will list your home and market it on their own, but you can play a major role as well. You never know if a friend or distant relative may actually be looking in your neighborhood, and referrals are proven to be successful. Utilize social media and your current friend base to announce your home is on the market. Make sure you are on Zillow and Trulia and other related websites. Be available. Invite your neighbors to your open house. The possibilities are endless!