Anxious to sell? If you’ve found a new home for you and your family and already put in an offer on it, it can be frustrating to wait around for the right buyer to come along to purchase your existing home. There are, however, a few relatively easy things you can do to speed up the process and get that sold sign on your front lawn faster. These 5 tips will help you do just that:
Make Sure the Price Is Right
We’ll start out with the obvious – a great home that is priced competitively will always sell faster than a home with a selling price that is a bit high. This is when working with an experienced Realtor® who is familiar with the area, as well as current market trends, really comes in handy. Armed with comparative prices and homes, your Realtor® will work with you to come up with a price that works for you financially and also works to sell your home quickly.
Guarantee Good Lighting
Just like the perfect selfie, good lighting matters when it comes to selling your home. In order to show your house ‘in the best light’, ensure that your home is well lit with lamps and adequate overhead lighting. Lamps, in particular, help to impart a warm glow that can help to increase the ambiance of your abode. Don’t go too crazy with those lights, however. Really harsh lighting can be a total turnoff.
Take Yourself Out of The Equation
Remember that it’s important for a potential buyer to be able to picture themselves living in your home. To that end, it’s a good idea to remove anything personal from your home. Things like family photos hanging on the wall or placed on a bookshelf would make it hard for a potential buyer to visualize the home as theirs. Similarly, anything with your family name on it could also work against your favour. Best to remove these personal touches and pack them away until you move to your new place.
A Killer Kitchen
You can probably agree that the kitchen is the heart of any home. For that reason, having a killer kitchen can really help to speed along the buying process and convince a potential buyer that your current home is the perfect future home for them.
Having a great kitchen doesn’t mean you need to resort to a lot of costly renovations. Something as simple as a fresh coat of paint, a new backsplash or new appliances can really help to increase the ‘wow’ factor. For more ideas to spice up your kitchen in order to entice potential buyers, check out our recent blog article here.
Finally, one of the easiest ways to sell your home faster is to include a few extras during your open house. A roaring fire, the smell of scented candles or essential oils wafting through the air, an offering of hot coffee or cider during the colder months, maybe even some sweet offerings like cookies or muffins can really help potential buyers feel at home in your home and motivate them to put in an offer.
Another great way to sell your home faster? Work with the right Realtor®! At Clairwood Real Estate, we’ve got the skills, experience, and connections to help you sell your home quickly and for the right price. If you looking to sell in in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Grey County, The Blue Mountains, Meaford or the Georgian Triangle, let us help you put that for sale sign on your front lawn. Connect with us today at 705-445-7085.