10 BestKept Secrets For Selling Your Home

Dated: 09/16/2019

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10 Best-Kept Secrets for Selling Your Home


Tricks of the trade to help you get top dollar when selling your  home.


Selling Secret #10: Pricing it right

Find out what your home is worth, then shave 15 to 20 percent off the price. You’ll be

stampeded by buyers with multiple bids — even in the worst markets — and they’ll bid

up the price over what it’s worth. It takes real courage and most sellers just don’t want

to risk it, but it’s the single best strategy to sell a home in today’s market.


Selling Secret #9: Half empty closets

Storage is something every buyer is looking for and can never have enough of. Take

half the stuff out of your closets then neatly organize what’s left in there. Buyers will

snoop, so be sure to keep all your closets and cabinets clean and tidy.


Selling Secret #8: Light it up

Maximize the light in your home. After location, good light is the one thing that every

buyer cites that they want in a home. Take down the drapes, clean the windows,

change the lampshades, increase the wattage of your light bulbs and cut the bushes

outside to let in sunshine. Do what you have to do make your house bright and cheery –

it will make it more sellable.


Selling Secret #7: Play the agent field

A secret sale killer is hiring the wrong broker. Make sure you have a broker who is

totally informed. They must constantly monitor the multiple listing service (MLS), know

what properties are going on the market and know the comps in your neighborhood.

Find a broker who embraces technology – a tech savvy

one has many tools to get your house sold.


Selling Secret #6: Conceal the critters

You might think a cuddly dog would warm the hearts of potential buyers, but you’d be

wrong. Not everybody is a dog or cat lover.

Buyers don’t want to walk in your home

and see a bowl full of dog food, smell the kitty litter box or have tufts of pet hair stuck to

their clothes. It will give buyers the impression that your house is not clean. If you’re

planning an open house, send the critters to a pet hotel for the day.


Selling Secret #5: Don’t over upgrade

Quick fixes before selling always pay off. Mammoth makeovers, not so much. You

probably won’t get your money back if you do a huge improvement project before you

put your house on the market. Instead, do updates that will pay off and get you top

dollar. Get a new fresh coat of paint on the walls. Clean the curtains or go buy some

inexpensive new ones. Replace door handles, cabinet hardware, make sure closet

doors are on track, fix leaky faucets and clean the grout.


Selling Secret #4: Take the home out of your house One of the most important things to do when selling your house is to depersonalize it.

The more personal stuff in your house, the less potential buyers can imagine

themselves living there. Get rid of a third of your stuff – put it in storage. This includes

family photos, memorabilia collections and personal keepsakes. Consider hiring a home

stager to maximize the full potential of your home. Staging simply means arranging your

furniture to best showcase the floor plan and maximize the use of space.


Selling Secret #3: The kitchen comes first

You’re not actually selling your house, you’re selling your kitchen – that’s how important

it is. The benefits of remodeling your kitchen are endless, and the best part of it is that

you’ll probably get 85% of your money back. It may be a few thousand dollars to replace

countertops where a buyer may knock $10,000 off the asking price if your kitchen looks

dated. The fastest, most inexpensive kitchen updates include painting and new cabinet

hardware. Use a neutral color paint so you can present buyers with a blank canvas

where they can start envisioning their own style. If you have a little money to spend, buy

one fancy stainless steel appliance. Why one? Because when people see one high end

appliance they think all the rest are expensive too and it updates the kitchen.


Selling Secret #2: Always be ready to show

Your house needs to be "show ready"

at all times – you never know when your buyer is

going to walk through the door. You have to be available whenever they want to come

see the place and it has to be in tiptop

shape. Don’t leave dishes in the sink, keep the

dishwasher cleaned out, the bathrooms sparkling and make sure there are no dust

bunnies in the corners. It’s a little inconvenient, but it will get your house sold.


Selling Secret #1: The first impression is the only impression

No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers have already judged your

home before they walk through the door. You never have a second chance to make a 

first impression. It’s important to make people feel warm, welcome and safe as they

  approach the house. Spruce up your home’s exterior with inexpensive shrubs and brightly colored flowers. 

You can typically get a 100percent return on the money you put into your home’s curb appeal. 

Entryways are also important. You use it as a utility space for your coat and keys. 

But, when you’re selling, make it welcoming by putting in a small bench, a vase of fresh cut flowers or even some cookies.

Source: HGTV

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Marco Murad

Off Market Specialist. Specialties: Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Commercial R.E. I'm a real estate consultant who's made a career of an excellent track record of outstanding results an....

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