How to Get Your Home Ready for Buyers

When you’re selling your home, you’re likely looking for the highest price from potential buyers. But achieving that goal isn’t always as simple as it might seem.

Getting top dollar for a property often requires a bit of work on your part — not to mention some significant preparation.

Are you thinking of selling your home this year? Here’s how you could improve your chances of getting higher offers from buyers:

Make smart repairs and renovations. You should repair any obvious or dangerous issues in the home. But choose wisely for aesthetic renovations. Remodeling Magazine has some good recommendations for the projects that provide the best returns.

Know your market and timing. If there are a ton of properties on the market (and not enough buyers), then you’re probably not getting the offers you want. Instead, try to time your sale when local demand is high, inventory is low and bidding wars are the norm. We’ll work on your home sale plan together.

Stage your home and invest in high-quality photos and videos. This is another aspect that requires teamwork. Staging your home can increase the dollar value by up to 20%, according to a survey from the National Association of Realtors. It also makes your property look better in listing photos and home tours — which play a pivotal role in today’s homebuying decisions.

Be willing to negotiate and make counteroffers. You don’t have to accept the first offer that comes in. You can play hardball in the right market, making counteroffers and negotiating until all parties are happy.

Get in touch today to start planning your home’s sale.

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