If you are planning to sell your home in the upcoming year, a few strategies can help you do so quickly. As you may already know, the longer your home sits on the market, the less likely it is that you'll find a buyer who offers your asking price. The best strategy for homeowners looking to sell their homes in 2019 is to set the stage using the following tips.
Clean Out the Junk
A home that looks spacious is going to sell more quickly than one filled with clutter. Organizing your home and removing all of the junk that you've collected over the years is an excellent way to showcase the house. Decluttering your home will make it appear roomier, and allows interested buyers to see the structure's floor, walls, and aesthetic potential.
Find an Experienced Real Estate Agent
If this is your first time selling a home, finding an experienced real estate agent can make all the difference in a quick sale. A knowledgeable REALTOR will guide you in the tasks needed to encourage a quick sale. New England Landmark Realty has 16 professional agents to help you!
Fix Broken Items
Best impressions bring the best offers. While the broken light switch in the basement may not be on your list of priorities, it certainly is going to impact a buyer's interest in your home. Not keeping up with repairs makes homeowners look sloppy and disinterested in regular upkeep tasks. Potential buyers may wonder what else needs fixing. Don't give a buyer any excuse to offer you less for your home.
Set a Fair Price
Before you set your asking price, take a look at what similar homes in the area are selling for at the current time. While your agent is going to provide you with the market value of your home to help guide your decision, that number may be considerably lower than your initial expectation. Finding out what other sellers are getting for their homes before you discuss your price with your agent provides a clear starting point that helps take out some of the emotional contexts to this type of decision.
Spruce the Place Up with a Fresh Coat of Paint
Before you run to the nearest paint store and pick up a few cans of paint, take a few moments to research popular trends in color choices. Studies show that exterior paint colors such as brown and green turn potential buyers away, while tried and true shades of white, blue, and grey are more likely to draw home buyers to your door. For interior walls and trim, you should opt for neutral colors. This strategy allows interested buyers to imagine their furnishings inside of your dwelling.
Sell Now Rather Than Later
The general rule of thumb is that many buyers begin to look for a home come spring. Particularly true for families with school-age children. It's a favorite time for home shopping, and with a more significant number of prospective buyers, you stand a better chance of receiving competing offers which always increase the sale price.
In the winter less inventory means less competition for buyers and anyone looking in the dead of winter is serious about buying. Either way, the truth is simple. If you don't list it, you can't sell your home.
If you want to sell your home quickly, take the time to figure out all of the angles. Clean it and fix it up. Call us at New England Landmark Realty to help you determine what it is worth then get some help selling it. The first few weeks of a listing are always the most important ones. Get your home ready before you place it on the market for the best shot at selling it quickly in 2019.
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