Summer is a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean simply putting your home on the market will land you an offer. Like everything, there is always something you can do to go above and beyond to help your home do better on the market. Here are some tips from your local real estate agents on how to help you find the perfect buyer.
While it may have a steep upfront cost, it’s easier to picture yourself living in a clean home than a messy one. Cleaning your home will certainly make your house look nicer, but the professionals know which cracks and corners often get missed, giving your house a little extra sparkle. Removing those stains from the carpet or built up dirt in the grout will make sure every room in the house has an equally finished polish to it. That way when buyers walk in, they aren’t worried about all the costs they’ll have to pay to make the home feel livable. All they’re worried about is where they would put their furniture when they move in.
A Designed Floor Plan
You’ve cleaned up all the mess and your house looks spotless. But there’s one problem. This house still looks like a home because your personal life is everywhere. Family pictures, personal design choices, your furniture; it all is your design choice. Unless your buyer ends up being a professional interior designer, it can be hard for potential buyers to see a furnished home and imagine themselves in it. If you have to stay in your home for any period while it’s on the market, make sure you have the main rooms that potential buyers will be visiting feel as much like an open house. Take down pictures with family members and remove any furniture that would look out of place. And if you can move out, open up the whole space for buyers to see where they’d put their own furniture.
Bring On An Agent
While RE/MAX knows we have a bias on this suggestion, we do fully recommend you bring on a real estate agent when you’re selling your home regardless of whether you work with us. Real estate agents are trained to help navigate the problems buyers will have saying yes. Whether it’s helping you organize a space to look less lived in or helping you find recommendations for cleaners, your agent wants you to find a buyer willing to make an offer that you’re happy with. With no upfront costs, this can particularly help any sellers who are in need of getting their home sold in a hurry. Costs can start to build up from owning two homes. Don’t let those costs get to you.
If you’re looking to sell your home this summer, let RE/MAX Select help you find your right buyer. Our team of professionals will be with you every step of the way until your house is sold. Sell your home fast and easy with RE/MAX Select. Contact us today to find your agent.