- Price it right – set a price for at the lower end of a realistic price range
- Prepare for visitors – get your house market ready and give it some curb appeal!
- Be Flexible about showings – if a buyer cannot view your house, they will not make an offer.
- Anticipate the offer – decide in advance what price and terms you would find acceptable.
- Don’t refuse to drop the price – remain competitive. If your home is on the market too long, your goal suffers.
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SIMPLE TIPS FOR BETTER HOME SHOWINGS:
- Remove clutter and clear off counters. Put excess furniture in storage. Clean out the garage. Spruce up bathrooms.
- Tidy Yard. Cut the grass, add color to the yard. Remove dead trees.
- Keep everything extra clean. Wash windows and screens.
- Get rid of any smells. Clean carpets, remove old dusty window treatments, air the house out.
- Brighten each room. Consider painting rooms a neutral color, minimize window treatments.
- Don’t disregard minor repairs. Patch holes, repaint ceilings, fix sticky doors, wash trim, etc.
- Clean the basement. Optimize every space.
- Accentuate the assets of your home!
So, what is curb appeal? It is that quality in a house that gives a potential buyer a “love at first sight” sensation! Studies show that spending 5% of your homes’ value on landscaping could produce a 150% increase in price!
Come up with a concept for landscaping. Have a plan so everything you do to your homes’ exterior is deliberate.
Focus on the front door. Make sure people know where your front door is and create a warm and welcoming entrance.
Deal with the driveway. You need to downplay the drive or distract a buyers’ eyes away from all that concrete. Create a landscaping plan that allows for that.
Pay attention to details. Little things mean a lot, like edging the lawn, large planters, maybe placing some colorful all weather ceramic in the walkway.