If the time has come for you to sell your home, we have a few helpful strategies that should make this process run as smoothly as possible. A seller’s worst nightmare is to have their home listed forever and never make a deal. As your local Guelph real estate agent, I can provide 5 tips to help you quickly sell your home and prevent that fear from becoming a reality.
1. Curb Appeal
Whoever said, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” was clearly not talking about a house. A home’s curb appeal could be the first and only impression it makes on a potential homebuyer. Therefore, it is important that you make the home look as presentable as possible. This could be done by installing a new roof, fixing any chipped paint or removing dead flowers from the yard. The more appealing your home looks the more likely a buyer will stop and look around.
2. Stage Appropriately
When your house is being viewed, stage it appropriately so the buyers can envision themselves living there. In many cases, this may mean depersonalising your home to some extent. Most homebuyers do not want to see your family photos or personalised items in their potential home; remove all unnecessary items so they can picture their family there instead. In addition, make sure all the furniture is in an appropriate place, and that the whole house has been deep cleaned. Nothing will turn away a buyer faster than having an unorganised, dirty home.
3. Price Right
The real estate in Guelph is competitive so be reasonable with your listing price. Homebuyers are aware of the current market trends so don’t try and oversell. If you do not price your home appropriately from the start, home buyers could avoid viewing your home and you could risk the chance of making a sale. As experienced Guelph real estate agents, we are experts on the market and at pricing homes. We can help you get the most money for your home, in the shortest amount of time.
4. Online Listings
When selling, make sure your home is listed on all the major online sites. The more popular the website, the more viewings your home will get. Make sure all your photos online are of good quality because presentation is everything. One blurry photo could deter a buyer from wanting to see more. It will also be in your best interest to go above and beyond by adding helpful information about the neighborhood. This way buyers cannot only see what it would be like to live in your home, but to live in the community as well. We can help you make sure your home is marketed properly to the right audience!
5. Be Flexible
It is important to be flexible with your schedule. If you have someone who is interested in your home but can only view it at a certain time, be as readily available as possible. Having to constantly reschedule will discourage a buyer from wanting to make the effort of seeing your home and might look elsewhere. We understand that it can be difficult to always keep your home clean or have it available for potential buyers to view, but this will help make the process moving along much faster!
Working with a real estate agent in Guelph can provide more insightful tips on selling your home. So don’t wait, reach out to Ann O’Garr today at 519-831-7447 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Wolfgang Dobrowolski at 519-831-7447 or email@example.com.