In real estate, it’s a very well-known fact that a house that sits too long on the market without selling starts to appear “stale” and, as a result, can damage future chances of a sale.
In either case, it is always best to take a proactive approach and think of even the littlest details of your home. In fact, there are a number of steps that you can do before putting up the white flag in selling.
Here are some of the tips to selling a home:
Look at Your Home as if YOU Were the Buyer
With the advent of technology and various ways in using the media for selling, you might need to go with the trend. Videotape your home, both inside and out. Then, watch the clip as if you were a buyer. Ask yourself these following questions.
- Is the lawn weedy?
- Is the garden too bare?
- Is the home uncluttered and spotlessly clean?
- Would you want to spend money on a house like that?
For sure, sparkling-clean homes sell faster compared to those too lived-in homes or those filled with the owner’s personality.
Take a Second Look at the Listing Price
It wouldn’t hurt if you take a second look at your listing price. Home priced appropriately from the very beginning increase their chances of being sold. This is something your agent will advise you on by comparing recent sales, market stats, and other helpful data.
Don’t Go to your Showings and Open Houses
This may seem surprising, but do whatever t takes to be away from your home during showings and open houses. Your presence, or the presence of the sellers in general, makes it difficult for the prospective buyers to take their time, talk openly to their partner, the agents, and the like.
Neutralize your Color Scheme
Though you love dark or funky color schemes in your home, it is recommended to neutralize your color scheme. Most buyers prefer pale, neutral colors that make it easier to see the home as their own. For the buyer, being able to imagine themselves in your home is a huge factor. In fact, it’s been said that homes with white exteriors are the highest sellers; as for interiors, whites, off-whites, or pale grays are the best.
The Mike McCann Team works hard to sell your home as quickly as possible and at the best value. Send Mike McCann, “The Real Estate Man” an email with your questions on selling your home for a quick and informative response!