How do I sell my home? This has to be the most asked question in my profession. While home buyers are always seeking location, location, and deals on location – those who want to sell their home, well they want tips on how to do so quickly and for the most money. And while I don’t have a magic wand, I do have a big tip that seems to have helped a lot of people over the years. So, what is it?
Depersonalize your home! It is hard to pretend you are moving out or to live in your home when it doesn’t look like yours, but it does help. What the depersonalize means is to take all the things that make your home “your” personal sanctuary (e.g., family photos, religious décor and all that memorabilia), pack them up and put them in storage. Buyers want to visualize your house being their house – and it’s difficult for them to do that with all your personal items marking the territory as yours. And something as simple as a a NY Yankees poster can actually turn a buyer off. So yes, make your home their home by removing all of your personal items when you decide to put it on the market.
Another great tip is for sellers to listen to their agents / brokers. If you find an experienced real estate agent to list your home, who has a successful track record of selling homes in your area, listen to their recommendations! Find an agent you trust and follow their advice as often as you can. Don’t spend too much time worried about their recommendations. If the agent or broker comes recommended, they probably know what they are doing and how to position your home in the current market. Remember, they do this every day and are familiar with the numbers and the neighborhood.
Still have questions? Please contact me!