I get questions from my clients all the time, wondering what they can do to net more from the sale of their home. Sometimes they are moving up to a larger home and sometimes the kids have just went off to college so they are ready to downsize. Either way, it’s important for them to sell their house for the absolute MOST amount of money they can possible net.
I always give them three important tips to consider, possibly months before listing their home on the open market.
#1 is to remove all personal items from the house. You’ve spent a lot of time trying to make your house a home but it’s now time to make the homebuyers comfortable in picturing it as their own place. Walk through the house as though you are a buyer and look for any “personalization” that you may need to pack up. You are planning to move to a new place anyway so it’s wise to go ahead and take down a few of the family photos, hobbies or displays that may distract from the buyer picturing their family living in the home as their own.
#2 is to ask your listing agent “ME!” for input. A couple of times each week I’m taking a quick walkthrough with homeowners to give them tips on what to do and what not to do in preparing the home for sale. Obviously, living in your own home every day you can become blind to a few minor issues that we may spot immediately. This gives you ample time to get it remedied so you can sell your home fast, for the most amount of money.
#3 is to have your home inspected by a professional Home Inspector. I personally work with a couple of them here in town that do an outstanding job. They’ll thoroughly check the home to point out any minor issues the buyer’s home inspector will likely find. That way you can do a quick fix and eliminate the chances of the buyer getting spooked after they write a contract to purchase your house. Give me a quick call or email here if you’d like to discuss this more!
Call me or email me if you have any questions or need a good contractor or repairman! Monika Cabaj, Redco