4 Tips to Help Prep Your Home For Sale

Published on October 4, 2021
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With homes selling so quickly in this strong sellers’ market, it is still important to make a good impression on potential buyers. Taking the time upfront to prep your house appropriately can bring in an even larger return on your home. Here are some tips to ensure that you maximize the sale of your home this fall.

  1. The first step of selling your home is to price your home correctly. One of the first things buyers will notice is the price of your home, so you will need to price it right. Pricing your home at a fair price will draw more attention from competing buyers, creating bidding wars, which will then in turn push the sales price upward. Pricing your house too high could put you at a disadvantage by discouraging buyers from the beginning. A Seven Gables Advisor will help you find the right price for your home that will accurately reflect the current market value. Connect with us today to help you navigate this crucial first step.
  2. Keeping clean is another essential part of the process to make sure that your home gets the proper attention that it deserves. When selling your home, it is important to keep everything tidy for buyers. It is necessary to take special care of the bathrooms with tile, counters, shower, and floors all sparkle and shine. As a seller, you must assess your space before each showing, to determine which area of your house needs the most attention.
  3. Giving buyers the opportunity to see your house on their schedule can really help to streamline the process. Buyers will become disinterested in your home if it is difficult to plan a tour. The more available you make your home to potential buyers will allow more possible buyers that are able to fall in love with your home. In these uncertain times, you will be able to lean on your trusted Seven Gables real estate advisor to ensure your health and safety is their number one priority. Seven Gables Agents stay current on safety protocols and sanitization recommendations.
  4. Lastly, it is always recommended to make potential buyers feel at home. The ultimate goal is to use the house for sale as an empty canvas where buyers can envision their own belongings while living there and memories unfolding. A recommended step of this process is to remove personal belongings from your space. This can include pictures, awards, or sentimental belongings. Your trusted advisor can help consult during this process to help the seller decide what should be packed away or what can stay in the house. A bonus step would be to stage your home! Experts have stated that 18% of sellers’ agents increased the dollar value of their home by 6-10%.