1. Make Your Property Standout
Differentiating your home from neighboring homes (in an aesthetically pleasing manner) will make your property standout and potentially add value. Consider landscaping, an addition to enhance an already existing amenity (such as a gated patio or deck for a swimming pool), or even a new roof.
2. Don’t Underestimate Curb Appeal
You can have the most devastatingly beautiful interior or backyard space, but if the exterior of the home is not up to snuff, it’s an instant turn-off to a buyer. The first impression of a home can make or break your smart selling appeal so make sure the home has been freshly painted, the landscaping is maintained, and that it either blends in or doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb compared with the rest of the neighborhood.
3. “Move-In” Condition = Desirable
While the appearance of a home is essential, having the home in as close to “move-in” condition as possible is also extremely important. This means doing whatever you can as the seller to make sure everything is up to code and in working order, from small elements such as locks and door handles working properly, to bigger elements like plumbing and electrical fixtures. A home can be hard to resist when a buyer knows they can move right in with a minimal amount of items on their “to-do” list.
4. The Price is Right
Settling on the right price to list your home for is not always an easy feat. You have to take into consideration what comparable properties in the area are selling/listed for, as well as how your home stacks up to these figures. Compare elements such as square footage and amenities.
5. Consider Hiring a Stager
Potential buyers touring your home WILL attempt to imagine themselves living there. Hiring a stager will help you reduce clutter and rearrange furniture and décor to make rooms appear larger and more appealing to the buyer. Staging fees can range depending on if you just require basic staging or more involved staging (renting furniture, artwork, etc).