Selling Your Home in Today’s Market

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Buying and selling a home at the same time can feel pretty daunting, but it’s completely doable if you have the right team and know-how to guide you.

Here are some expert tips to help your home sell quickly and for a great price!

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A professional will help you showcase your home.

  • Get referrals from family, friends, and connections on your social media networks.
  • Interview agents: Do they already know a buyer who might be a great fit for your home? Will they stage your house and hold open houses? Check up on their marketing methods and how many homes they’ve worked with in your area.
  • Be sure your personalities click: you’ll be spending a lot of time together!

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Make a great first impression.

  • Clean up oil stains on the driveway.
  • Give the front door and entryway a fresh coat of paint.
  • Trim back trees and shrubs.
  • Plant fresh flowers in beds or pots.
  • Keep all toys and tools in the shed or garage.

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Your agent should spearhead this for you. Make your home a blank canvas for buyers to project their own belongings upon.

  • Declutter and put away personal items such as photos and knickknacks.
  • If it’s feasible, repaint the rooms in neutral colors.
  • Clean out closets and box items up.
  • Clear off counters in kitchen and bathrooms.
  • Make sure the home is spotlessly clean before each viewing.
  • Store packed boxes neatly in the garage, shed, or attic. You may even want to consider renting a storage space until you move.

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The right lighting can change a room’s whole look.

  • Change any burned-out bulbs outside and inside.
  • Use natural light as much as possible: open curtains, blinds, and doors.
  • In the evening, put on lights throughout the house. Use both ambient and accent lighting.
  • Light the fire if you have one.

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Keep on top of things every day.

  • You never know when you’ll get a call about a showing. By doing a light cleaning daily, clutter won’t be able to pile up.
  • Contact your agent frequently to see how many people have seen your home and how many have requested to see it in the next week.
  • Still on the market after a couple of weeks? Ask your agent about feedback they’ve received from buyers’ agents and consider re-staging your home.

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