Oro Valley Real Estate - Sell Faster
Selling your home quickly not only allows you to move on with your life, it also means fewer days of keeping your home in pristine condition and leaving every time your agent brings prospective buyers for a tour.
Take great photos.
If your listing photos don't show off the features of your home, prospective buyers may reject it without even taking a tour or going to the open house.
Nothing turns off buyers like a dirty house. Hire a company to deep clean if you can't do it yourself.
Depersonalize the home.
Remove all your family photos and memorabilia. You want buyers to see the house as a home for their family, not yours.
Let the light in.
People love light and bright, and the best way to show off your house is to let the sunshine in. Open all the curtains, blinds and shades, and turn lights on in any dark rooms.
Make your home available.
Buyers like to see homes on their schedule, which often means evenings and weekends. Plus, they want to be able to tour a home soon after they find it online, especially in a hot market where they're competing with other buyers.
Set the right price.
No seller wants to leave money on the table, but the strategy of setting an unrealistically high price with the idea that you can come down later doesn't work in real estate. Buyers and their agents have access to more information on comparable homes than ever, and they know what most homes are worth before viewing them.
Remove excess furniture and clutter.
Nothing makes a home seem smaller than too much big furniture. Rent a self-storage container or a storage unit and remove as much furniture as you can.
Spread the word.
Your neighbors are often the best salespeople for your home because they love the neighborhood. Make sure they know your home is for sale and are invited to your open house. Also share your listing on social media and ensure your real estate agent does the same.
Repaint in neutral colors.
A new coat of paint will do wonders to freshen up your home, both inside and out.
Spruce up the front of your home.
You've heard it 100 times before, and it's still true: Curb appeal matters. You don't get a second chance to make a first impression. A new or freshly painted front door, new house numbers and a new mailbox can breathe life into your entryway. Fresh landscaping and flowers in beds or in pots also enhance your home's first impression.