Sell Your Home

sell-homeSelling your home or property can be a stressful experience. We are experts and are here to help you every step of the way.

We can help you sell your home with a full arsenal at our fingertips including:

  • Market Evaluations
  • MLS listing
  • Online Marketing
  • National Exposure
  • Advertising

Here are some tips for selling your home:

  1. The Right Price: The biggest mistake a seller can make is overpricing their home. An overpriced home won’t sell and homes that have been on the market too long scare buyers away. Often we do not have access to all the information to make an informed realistic analysis of a good market price. Your Realtor knows exactly what is happening in the market at this moment and can help you decide on the price that will get your home sold quickly and at a fair price.
  2. Fix It Up: For maximum profit make sure you have done all the necessary repairs and everything is in tip-top shape. Even minor fixes (leaky faucets, broken doorknobs) can make a big difference on your bottom line. A fresh coat of paint will go a long way. Overall, buyers want to buy a home that has no deferred maintenance, newer appliances, updated plumbing, electrical and heating (including a/c), modern conveniences and is ready to occupy. Take a look at your budget and decide the upgrades you want to undertake.
  3. Clean It Up: Get your home sparkling, especially your bathroom and kitchen. Clean grout, scrub floors, shine faucets, clean the oven, etc. etc. And dust! Get under that furniture and get rid of dust bunnies. Make sure the home is free from odors and always has a fresh, clean smell.
  4. Depersonalize Your Home: You want the buyer to imagine themselves with their furniture living in the home. With personal items everywhere this may be difficult. Take down family portraits, trophies or souvenirs. If possible empty out at least half of what you have in your closets and cabinets to give the illusion they are roomier. “Neutralize” the house: think BEIGE. You may LOVE the hot pink walls in your bedroom but a potential buyer may not.
  5. stage-living-roomStage It: When staging your home try to set a scene so the buyer is comfortable. It creates a pleasant atmosphere. In a den a cozy throw quilt with a novel on the armchair is inviting. Set the dining room table. Think of what the do in model homes.
  6. Polish Up the Curb Appeal: Take a look at your house from the street. Is it inviting and well manicured. You may want to trim down overgrown bushes, pull weeds, put down fresh mulch and plant some flowers. Make sure your front door has a fresh coat of paint.

Talk to your Coldwell Banker Country Realty Realtor today for more tips on selling your home, we’re here for you!