When you are selling a home there are many factors to consider and one of them is being sure that you are finding the ideal buyer for the right price. There are many factors that go into determining how much your home will sell for and hiring a real estate agent who knows the market is one of the best strategies to be sure that you are on the right track. With talk of getting prepared for a global recession, selling a home for more is on sellers minds. But even before you get started on selling your home with a real estate agent, you can be aware of the strategies to follow that help set you up for success.
While a real estate agent will help with marketing and setting the sale price for your home, you also have a role to play in preparing your home to sell. Knowing some of the strategies ahead of time can help you prepare for selling your home to a house buying company, or any other buyer, for an ideal price that will help you move forward as you buy your next home.
Clean and declutter.
One of the most important rules of selling a home is to start with a clean slate and decluttering and cleaning are the first step in the process. Getting rid of clutter will make it easier to clean your home and get it ready to show to potential buyers. It might seem overwhelming to sort through your home, but you can make the process easier by working in the smallest room first. When your home is decluttered, hiring a team of professionals to deep clean can save you time and stress.
Choose colors wisely.
There’s no way of knowing the tastes of the person who will buy your home and that’s why real estate agents recommend giving your home a neutral look as you prepare to sell it. Picking one neutral tone for the common areas in your home can give it a fresh look and help with the flow of your home. It’s best to keep bold colors for accents such as pillows, lamps, or an accent wall.
Set the stage.
Part of setting a neutral tone for your home is what real estate agents call staging. Whether you hire a professional to stage your home, or go for a DIY approach, staging is a necessary part of attracting buyers and getting the highest price for your home.
Show off your home’s personality.
As buyers look at more and more homes, they may start to look similar. Knowing your home’s personality and showing it off in your listing can help it to stand out from the crowd. Some examples might be unique architectural details, a location near a park, or extras such as a backyard office.
Make the price right.
Putting your home on the market with a competitive price, by looking at the listing prices and sales for similar homes in your area, is another necessary step of selling. Historical data about home sales can help predict what your home might sale for and take into account market fluctuations.
Use the power of technology to market your home.
Selling a home in 2023, is about more than creating an online listing with photos and showing a home to potential buyers. To attract the widest pool of buyers, real estate agents are taking virtual listings to the next level with video live and pre-recorded video walkthroughs. The power of virtual reality also means that online listings can give buyers the power to move around your home from room to room.
You don’t need to have the latest technology to sell your home for a top price, but knowing some key strategies can help you attract your ideal buyer.