It’s important to be prepared for anything in the current real estate market. Before you put your home on the market, there are a few helpful tips you should be aware of that will help you along the way.
Understand The Market & Trends
While we’re sure you probably have a general understanding of the current market, it’s important to know what you’re in for. In addition to knowing the current market conditions, you should also understand what trends and styles buyers are looking for. Take some time to research kitchen and bathroom styles, what colors are in, and more, so you know if you need to upgrade your home before selling.
Hire A Responsive Real Estate Agent
Not all real estate agents are created equal, so take some time to interview a few and see who you work well with. Depending on how long it takes for your home to sell and if you’re looking to purchase a home, you could be working with this agent for a long time. Ensure the agent you hire knows the market and your neighborhood. You also want to make sure they are quick to respond, communicate well, and are proactive about selling your home. Don’t be afraid to look at their social media pages and check out their marketing and reviews.
Only Make Necessary Repairs
Just because you’re putting your home on the market doesn’t mean you need to remodel a whole bathroom and change everything. Talk with your agent and figure out what repairs are necessary. Don’t underestimate what a fresh coat of paint and updated fixtures can do to make your home look brand new. Remember, once the buyers move in, they will update items to their liking and make the home their own.
First Impressions Matter
You only get one opportunity to make an excellent first impression, so ensure your home looks its best. One of the first pictures buyers will see of your home online is the exterior, so make sure the curb appeal is up to par and makes buyers want to continue scrolling. Entryways are also important because it’s the first part of the home they see when they walk inside, so make sure it’s welcoming and inviting. Consider hiring a staging service if possible because they’ll know exactly what areas to focus on to make your home look amazing!
Selling your home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Make sure you have the right information and the right real estate agent to help you along the way. If you have any questions regarding selling your home, reach out to us! We would love to answer any questions you may have!