One of your top goals when selling your home is likely to sell it for as much money as possible. This can be easier than you think.
Are you interested in earning top dollar for your home? If so, keep the following tips in mind.
Hire a Qualified Realtor
This may be the most important tip on this list. Hiring a qualified real estate agent will play a critical role in the amount of money you sell your home for.
Expert real estate agents know how to stage and market homes to make them as attractive as possible to potential buyers. They also leverage new technologies, such as virtual tours, to cast a wide net when selling a home.
Take the time to carefully consider your options when choosing a real estate agent. Setting aside some time now to vet your options will pay off substantially in the long run.
Maximize Curb Appeal
Your home’s exterior is the first aspect of the property a potential buyer will see when they visit it. It can dramatically impact how valuable a home appears to be.
That’s not just a vague statement with no evidence to genuinely support it. According to research, when two homes are relatively the same size and in the same neighborhood or area, but one has an attractive exterior, while the other doesn’t, the one with the attractive exterior will sell for seven percent more on average.
It’s not always the most pleasant experience to assess your home’s curb appeal honestly. You don’t want to spend too much time thinking your home may be the neighborhood eyesore. However, allowing yourself to be honest when evaluating your house’s curb appeal is essential if you genuinely want to sell it for as much as possible. When you know where curb appeal is lacking, you can more easily know what you must do to boost your home’s attractiveness (and its value).
Consider a Pre-Appraisal
A pre-appraisal is simply an appraisal that an expert provides before a buyer has made an offer. This can help you sell your home for more than you otherwise might. When an outside expert has provided an objective and unbiased appraisal of a home early, it’s easier to convince a potential buyer of its value.
Stage Your Home
Curb appeal isn’t the only element of your home that will influence how valuable it may appear to a potential buyer. While an attractive exterior can help you make the right first impression, it’s not enough to compensate for an ugly interior.
Staging your home involves making changes to the interior to optimize its attractiveness. Luckily, staging your home isn’t a task you need to perform yourself. This is another task your real estate agent can assist you with.
Keep in mind, most home buyers prefer to see rooms designed to show off their traditional purpose. This is one aspect of staging. For example, if you decided a dining room would be better used as a kid’s playroom, you may want to make it look like a dining room once again before potential buyers visit.
Just remember that selling a home for top dollar can take some time. If you’re willing to be patient and apply these tips, you will have a much better chance of selling your home for a decent price.