Find a Great Real Estate Agent
Some people balk at the idea of hiring a realtor because they’ve had negative experiences in the past. This doesn’t reflect the industry as a whole, and only emphasizes the importance of having a good fit with whoever you work with. This is where Kramer Homes Group comes in!
Realtors are experts in home prices for your area. They track the market and make note of ups or downs that affect your home’s value. They can make sure that your home is listed for an accurate amount that draws interest while still selling your home for a strong price.
Another main benefit of using a great realtor is their vast network of vetted contractors. Instead of researching them on your own, tap into the network of your real estate agent!
Your realtor is on your side! They will walk through the process and give advice on what will help your home sell and what will be a waste of time and money. You can also use the MLS to find homes that you want to buy. Access to this alone is one of the top benefits of using a realtor.
Depersonalize & Declutter Your Home
Depersonalizing your home is overwhelming. As hard as it sounds, you need to depersonalize your house to sell it. Try to see it through a potential buyer’s eyes and think zero clutter, warm color palettes, soft textures. Aim for neutral with charm.
Here is a small list of things to put in storage or remove: Personal collections and family photos, kitschy decorations, furniture of a specific taste or era, loud accent walls and busy wallpaper.
Make a Good First Impression with Curb Appeal
Yes, buyers do tend to judge a book by its cover. Curb appeal is all about highlighting the character of your home and creating an inviting property. Here are a few ideas to improve that first impression!
Swap out old fixtures on your front entry, update your front door, add accent lighting, update your house numbers & mailbox, and spruce up your landscaping. Small details can emphasize certain features of your home!
Clean, Clean Clean & Make Your Home Smell Pleasant
Conduct a smell test! Foul odors, no matter how small, can be a deal-breaker. The problem is, you may not even notice them. It is suggested to invite an unbiased third party in to detect any pet smells or lingering odors.
If unpleasant smells are detected, prepare to do some deep cleaning. Buyers are on to the seller’s masking techniques, which include candles or room deodorizers. Covering up odors with a stronger scent like these might backfire if the buyer doesn’t like the particular scent.
Nothing refreshes a lived-in home like some new furnishings. The key is getting your home staged by a professional. Home stagers evaluate the condition and possessions in your home and determine what might appeal to the buyer and what needs to go! In some cases, they may recommend you buy or rent some items, or they may just need to reorganize your home in a whole new (and better) way.
Are you wondering if you should sell your home in the current real estate climate? Contact us today and we’ll answer your questions and steer you in the right direction.