If you’re like many others looking to take advantage of low interest rates, and a hotter-than-ever housing market – let’s talk about 3 tips you should know before putting your home on the market.
#1. Find a reliable listing agent you can trust. This might go without saying, but a real estate professional is a MUST in this market. You want an agent to help you bring in the best price for your home. Did you know a 2017 study showed that For Sale by Owner listings brought in about 30% less for their owners than properties listed by a real estate agent? Don’t miss out on well-deserved money in an effort to take matters into your own hands. Let’s chat about how I can help you! (Even if you’re not local, I have a slew of referral agents all over the country that I would love to put you in touch with!)
Source: The Balance
#2. Dial up your handy man! Now is the time to fix those leaky faucets, peeling wallpaper or squeaky floorboards. Minor tweaks and fixes can go a long way in securing you the best buck for your home! Consider some small renovations in the bathrooms and kitchen if you want to go the extra mile. Even adding in some new lighting fixtures can make a world of difference.
#3. Clean up and set the stage. Now is the time to declutter. Rent a storage unit and start hauling out anything that isn’t a necessity. Eliminate clutter on shelves and tables and set a welcoming and inviting stage. Open the shades and let in natural light to let your house shine!
There you have it. Three simple, but important and effective steps to take before letting your home hit the market. Have questions or want to chat about any of the above? Give me a call, I am always happy to assist!