Homebuying season is fast approaching. The flowers are blooming and the “for sale” signs are too. As you prepare to sell your home this spring or summer, you want to do everything you can to get top dollar.
Whether this is your first or tenth time selling a house, you should keep some guidelines in mind. Here are the best tips for selling your home fast and for a good price.
1. Price it right
Your first instinct may be to over-price your home. However, this will only deter house hunters and cause you to keep gradually dropping the price. As people scout homes to buy and see your price consistently dropping, they will wait it out until it gets way too low. Potential buyers may also wonder what is wrong with your home if it is on the market for a long time. Price it reasonably from the start to generate interest and get the most out of it.
2. Enhance your listing with good photos and videos
A lot of homebuyers look for their next purchase online and make decisions based on the pictures and videos available. Make sure you get stunning pictures of your home and do not forget about a video tour. According to Realtor.com selling tips, you may even want to get drone footage of your home. Providing potential customers with an aerial view of your home will make you stand out as you set out to sell.
3. Avoid overly-upgrading
You certainly want to make your home look impressive. While you probably want to get some fresh paint, new landscaping, replace the doorknobs and even install some smart-home gadgets, you do not want to go overboard. You will probably not get your money back from a mammoth makeover.
Just because you are entering homebuying season does not guarantee you will sell your home right away. Follow these tips and get help from a real estate lawyer to make sure you succeed.