Everyone wants to sell their home for the most amount of money. I’ll go through my top 3 tips to get your home sold for more money than your neighbors.
If you don’t have time to watch this great video, feel free to read below for all my tips!
1 – Spruce up the exterior
Nothings sells a house faster than having a ton of curb appeal. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make a really big impact. The simplest steps are to keep the lawn mowed, bushes trimmed, and exterior paint touched up. I would also buy some fresh potted flowers to sit on the front steps, they really help to welcome prospective buyers as they walk into your home.
2 – Choosing paint colors
Paint colors effect the value of a home more than you might think. You want to be sure that you are appealing to as many buyers as possible, so you want to stick with neutral tones and a cohesive theme throughout the home. Zillow did an interesting study on how colors effect a home’s value and found that a black door can raise a home’s value by 2.9%! Grey has been the popular color lately, specifically when it has blue undertone. If you don’t want to repaint every room in the house, the bathroom and living room will get you the biggest bang for your buck.
3 – Keep up the cosmetics
Buyers want to be able to move right into a home, especially if they are paying top price for it. If the carpet is old and dingy, it should at the minimum be cleaned, but consider replacing it, or trading it our for hardwoods. Also consider staging, or having a staging consultation. If you have old or worn furniture, it won’t show well. If it’s in your budget you could consider buying new furniture and taking it with you! Research by the National Association of Realtors shows that a staged home sells for 5-20% more than a vacant home depending on the price range.
Bonus – Marketing
They way you market your home matters more than anything else, 98% of home buyers find their home online. simply entering the home into the local MLS is not enough. Make sure you are hiring someone who understands the power of social media and will work with marketing trends to get the most buyers looking at your listing. Interested in what we offer to sellers? Click below to download our FREE seller’s guide!
I hope you enjoyed these tips! Please reach out if you have any specific questions about selling your home. We would be happy to discuss how we can get you the most money for your home! Want to know what your home is worth? Click for a 15 second home valuation! — > See Home Value