Selling Success

Here are some pointers for anyone looking to sell their home:

1. De-Clutter

Sellers should de-clutter their homes before listing. Get rid of anything that takes away from showing as much space as possible, and remove things that are simply filling space. Make areas look as spacious as possible. For example, reducing clutter on bookshelves and in closets and removing excess furniture.

2. Scrub and Polish

Your home should be shown in its best possible condition. That means making sure your home is clean and orderly. Garbage cans should be empty (especially kitchen garbage cans), sinks should be empty, and floors and countertops should be clean. A dirty home leaves an unforgettable impression.

3. Leave Your Home When Showing

Buyers are uncomfortable when the seller is present for a showing. The buyers want the opportunity to talk openly about the home and discuss their likes and dislikes with their real estate agent. If you are a seller, leave the home and allow the prospective home buyer to feel comfortable during the showing.

4. Keep the Home Bright

Homes show best when they’re well lit, so turn on the lights. If showing your property during the day, open all your blinds and showcase the natural light that your home provides.

5. Pay Attention to the Responses

Pay attention to the feedback you receive from your agent and from the parties that view your home. This is one way you can wisely educate yourself about the market.