With the housing market booming, 2021 is a great year to list your home for sale. No matter your reasons for selling, we’re sure that as a home seller, you want the process to be as quick and painless as possible. So, with that being said, our team is here to help! Here are the top tips you need to know to get your home listed and sold as quickly as possible.
1. Choose Your Realtor Wisely
The agent you choose to turn to for assistance and advice during the home-selling process makes all the difference. Experienced realtors such as Chapel Hill Realty Group know the local market inside and out. They ensure your home and listing remains competitive, and they are adept at negotiating on your behalf.
2. Tackle Quick Repairs and Improvements
Small improvements and repairs make a big impact on potential buyers. Some things to consider include:
• Refreshing walls with a new coat of paint
• Tightening faucets that leak
• Repairing door handles that are loose
• Replacing light fixtures that look old or outdated
• Switching out old cabinet hardware
3. Go Deep When it Comes to Cleaning and Decluttering
Your house will need to undergo a deep-down cleaning that leaves it sparkling. This is the perfect time to either part with clutter taking up space, or store it until you're ready to move it to a new home. Remove personal mementos and photos since these make it difficult for potential buyers to picture the space as their own.
Learn more about the top things that can turn potential buyers away here!
4. Set the Stage for Success
Staging the house with thoughtfully placed furniture and decor showcases the home's possibilities. The appearance of each room looks best to potential buyers when adorned with attractive pieces as opposed to being completely bare or piled with clutter.
Get our top tips for staging here!
5. Spring for Quality, Professional Photos
For most shoppers, the first view they'll have of your house is online. It's imperative that home photos feature great lighting and showcase the best assets. High-quality photos get buyers to step away from their computers and phones and into your home for a viewing.
6. Get the Price Right From the Start
It’s extremely important to list your home at the right price. Homes listed below or above others in the area leave buyers scratching their heads and wondering about the price. Starting too high may cause your home to languish on the market as you lower the listing price until you hit the sweet spot.
7. Keep Your Schedule Open
If you want potential buyers to visit the house and fall in love, you must remain flexible. Try not to over-limit the hours buyers can view the home. Be open to last-minute showing requests.
Sell Your Home With Chapel Hill’s Best!
Taking the right steps along the home-selling journey makes all the difference between a house that sells quickly and one that doesn't. Prepare to list now and find out how Chapel Hill Realty Group can help make the process quick and stress-free. Contact our team online or call (919) 942-4149 today!