Since June of last year we have seen an increase in the inventory of homes for sale month after month. Every spring and summer the inventory increases because people want to sell their home during these seasons. For those with children, they may want to be in their new home for the beginning of the school year.
If you are one of those sellers, you may find these 4 tips helpful in getting your home sold more quickly.
1. Make buyers feel at home
Declutter your home- pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. Make them feel like they belong in this house! According to the Profile of Home Staging by the National Association of Realtors,
“83% of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.“
Not only will your house spend less time on the market, but the same report mentioned that,
“One-quarter of buyers’ agents said that staging a home increased the dollar value offered between 1 – 5%, compared to other similar homes on the market that were not staged.”
2. Keep it organized
Since you took the time to declutter, be sure to keep it organized. Before the buyers show up, pick up toys, make the bed, and put away clean dishes. You don’t need to bake fresh cookies or light a scented candle, but make sure there are no strange odors or anything that can put off buyers. Buyers will remember the smell of your home! Keep in mind that the kitchen is one of the most important rooms to stage and keep in order, so remember to keep your kitchen clean to attract more buyers.
3. Give buyers full access
One of the top four elements when selling your home is access! If your home is available anytime, that opens up more opportunity to find a buyer right away. Some buyers, especially those relocating, don’t have much time available. Also motivated buyers are motivated to find a home, they may have a couple on their list and if yours isn’t available to see or if they cannot get into the house, they will move on to the next one.
4. Price it right
As we mentioned at the beginning, more inventory coming into the market guarantees there will be some competition. You want to make sure your home is noticed. The key to selling your house in 2019 is ensuring it is Priced to Sell Immediately. That way, your home will be seen by the greatest amount of buyers and will sell at a great price before more competition comes to market! If your home sits on the market, buyers will suspect something is wrong or will think they can negotiate you down from your price.
If you want to sell your house in the least amount of time at the best price with as little hassle as possible, a local real estate professional is a useful guide.
A local real estate agent knows what buyers are looking for, knows you market and how to time a good sale, and will help you save time and save you from lots of headaches along the way.
As a top Santa Clara Realtor, please contact me to help you get started. We help dozens of homeowners every year. We want to save them time, trouble, money, and get their home sold without all the hassle.