When selling your home, much of the power rests with the market, and the potential buyers in the market. With that being said, there are absolutely things that you can do to increase your chances of an amazing offer on your sale property. Today, we offer 5 essential ideas that will lift your home from just ok to amazing in the eyes of potential buyers.
1. Use Your Space, and Use it Well
We often find that the way we use the rooms of our homes is not the way they were “meant” to be used. While this is fine for practical purposes, for selling purposes you must ensure that you’re using the spaces of your home for what they were originally intended. Outfit empty rooms, redecorate quirky rooms, and neutralize aspects of your home that are super specific to your family. You need to make the home look like someone lives there, but also make it easy for someone else to envision themselves living there.
2. “Reglaze” your Bathroom
Homes with dated bathrooms can be a turn off to potential buyers. House flipping experts often spend a little extra (around $100) to have the tile reglazed from dated or faded color to simple white. They find this simple fix really makes the home shine in a way it wouldn’t otherwise.
3. Simple Extras and Automation
If you’ve been putting off setting up those motion activated flood lights, a video doorbell, or that garage door timer, preparing to sell your home is the right time. Little touches like this typically only cost a few extra dollars, but they can mean more, better, and faster offers. Remember: entering the housing market as a seller (and then a potential buyer) is not the time to fuss over little money when there’s big money to be made and saved in the long run.
4. Make a Tour Video for Your Online Listing
Pictures, no matter how high quality and thorough, won’t ever match the power of an in-person tour. And while a video still doesn’t quite measure up, it gets you much closer. A video tour helps the imagination of potential buyers. They can see themselves in the house for real because they feel like they’re actually getting a realistic look at the house. Find an agent who offers the a video tour service with their listing, or, if you’re listing your home independently, hire someone to make the video for you.
5. List Your Home Under Value
Experts say that listing your home 10% under market value will attract 75% of the market, as opposed to only 30% when you list at full value. The more shoppers you get, the better chance you have of getting multiple offers. The more offers you get, the more likely you are to get an offer not only above asking price, but above market value.
Be sure to check out the longer list of tips for even more great advice!
The process of buying and selling homes can be stressful and time-consuming. One thing you can do as you go through the process of selling your old home and finding your new one to ease the burden, is partner with Perry Homes. We will help you find or build your dream home. Regardless of where you’re at, we can help you through the process and get you where you want to be. We want to see you find the perfect place for you and your family. Come see why Utah keeps coming home to Perry Homes.