As we kick off the new year, many of us are excited to begin thinking about purchasing a new home to create memories in. In order to buy a new home, the first step is to put our house on the market and it is essential to understand the stipulations of selling a home effectively. When it comes time to move, homeowners must be mindful and knowledgeable to stay on the right path during this transitional stage. Here are some tips to help make your selling experience a little easier to navigate!
Accurately Pricing Your Home
With such a low housing supply in the current market, it is still extremely important for homeowners to price their home at a fair value. Pricing your home right is encouraged because the buyer’s bank will send an appraiser to determine an accurate price for your home. The bank will then lend the actual amount of what your home is worth.
Keeping Control Over Your Emotions
Today, it is necessary to keep control over your emotions while making a decision to sell your home. Homeowners are currently living in their homes for an astonishing 10 years time. You are guaranteed to become emotionally attached to the home you are living in and must detach from the sentimental value it has brought throughout the years, once you make the decision to sell. Walking the fine line between having strong emotional ties and finding the accurate market value is essential to the success in the sale of your home.
Staging Your Home
The last step of selling your home is to stage your home properly and effectively with the buyer in mind. While staging your home, it is recommended to de-personalize the space so that potential buyers can envision their furniture in the area. It is also extremely important to thoroughly clean your home and to de-clutter the space being shown. Additionally, you have the option to patch and repair minor imperfections as to not distract from the overall appearance of your home. Adding splashes of light with open blinds and freshness of well-placed plants will also help to bring life to the home.
While pricing your home to sell, it is always recommended to contact a local real estate professional to effectively streamline the process. A Seven Gables advisor will assist you with fairly pricing your home, helping to keep your emotions in check, and providing knowledge of how to successfully stage your home. Connect with us today to learn more!